A Community of Knowledge-Sharing in Detroit

Thumble is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of knowledge-sharing that offers tech-centric STEM learning opportunities in Detroit Metro.  We offer public workshops via our mobile makerspace, and invite mentors and makers of all ages to join our Young Maker club.  

Online Resources

These free resources are available from reputable sites across the web, are suitable for many age/grade levels.

STEM Club

Join us for our monthly STEM get-together! Learn something new, make some new friends, grow your skills.

Workshops

Let us bring our mobile makerspace to you. We lead a variety of workshops that are sure to stimulate the brain!

hive mind
noun
noun: hivemind
  1. a collective consciousness, analogous to the behavior of social insects, in which a group of people become aware of their commonality and think and act as a community, sharing their knowledge, thoughts, and resources
 
Between 2017 and 2020, Michigan science standards for K-12 students are changing to meet next-gen standards.
  Let's make sure that our students have everything that they need to rise to the challenge.  We are building a community of curious minds and critical thinkers, and emphasize learning by exploration, trial-and-error, and thinking outside of the box.  We can provide enough workshop equipment for each student, making it a hands-on learning experience for everyone.  The concept of a mobile makerspace is just that - it can go wherever there's a road.   Thumble's goal is to make fun STEM learning opportunities beyond accessible, and without limitation.  We want to be where the students are - classrooms, libraries, community centers, homeschool co-ops, scout troupe meetings, wherever!  We also want to be here when you need us - we get together at least once a  month for a STEM centered "play-date" (STEM Club).  We can advance informal learning by using resources that have been designed especially for children, and have a blast while doing it.    We're trying something different.  It's a community.  It's open source.  It's constantly evolving.  It's a lot of fun.   The makerspace is flexible.  If you just need to use our resources, that's cool.  Need to learn how to use something that you want to use in your home or class?  We can train you.  Need an idea for a workshop?  We have plenty.  Want to host a workshop?  We'll see you there.  Are you trying to find a workshop or event to attend?  Let's create one.

Let's make something awesome.

 
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  • CoLab STEM Club Meeting
    13:00 -16:00
    25-03-2017

    1570 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, United States

    1570 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, United States

    **All are welcome to attend!  You can participate in the workshop regardless of club membership.

    Let’s pick up where we left off!  Club meetings are made up of workshop/makerspace, TedEd discussion & brainstorming, and OpenHack time.  Young makers 8-18 are welcome.

    Agenda:
    Topic 1: Introductions for newcomers, recap last month’s meeting, quick Q&A
    Topic 2: Workshop time – action and reaction: building a Rube Goldberg machine ( https://www.rubegoldberg.com/ ).  Using things like tubes, tracks, Q-Ba Maze marble run, and our good ole’ box of bots & props – together we will build an amazing chain-reaction contraption that will do…something!
    Topic 3: TED Ed discussion time
    Topic 4: Makerspace time – invent something all of your own using what we’ve learned so far (independent, buddy, or group)
    Topic 5: OpenHack time – work on any project of your choosing (or keep working on your creation from makerspace time)
    Topic 6: Retro – discuss today’s ups and downs, and planning for next month’s meet

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