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We’re thrilled to announce our TINDERBOX MAKERBOX series of electronic crafty kits for children & young people!

The Tinderbox Makerbox kits are exciting and creative ways to explore the basics of electronics and make something fun in the process!

Available to youth & community organisations to use & give to children & young people aged 18 or younger, completely free of charge, while our stocks last.

Get in touch with admin@tinderboxcollective.org to find out more and order your free kit!

We have two kits to choose from: 

  • Jingle Baubells
    Make your own noisy electronic festive decorative bauble, that rings a bell when switched on!
    Age range: 8+
    Time to complete: 1 – 2 hours

Click here to see more about this kit and view online instructions!

WARNINGS – kit contains:

CHOKING HAZARDS – Small, detachable and sharp parts.
COIN CELL BATTERY – Keep out of reach of young children. Swallowing may lead to serious injury or death.
UNLOCKABLE COIN CELL HOLDER – Be aware that battery is easy to insert and remove.

Not suitable for children under 3 years.
Keep parts clean and dry – do not get wet.
Use with adult supervision only.

  • Glowed Up Gloves
    Turn a pair of gloves into an interactive light using conductive thread!
    Age range: 12+
    Time to complete: 2 – 3 hours

Click here to see more about this kit and view online instructions!

WARNINGS – kit contains:

CHOKING HAZARDS – Small, detachable and sharp parts.
COIN CELL BATTERY – Keep out of reach of young children. Swallowing may lead to serious injury or death.
UNLOCKABLE COIN CELL HOLDER – Be aware that battery is easy to insert and remove.

Not suitable for children under 3 years.
Keep parts clean and dry – do not get wet.
Use with adult supervision only.

The kits come with instructions explaining everything you need to know to build the crafty project.

You can also read our digital instructions online as you go too.

If you’re unsure about any of the instructions please contact us at admin@tinderboxcollective.org and we’ll be happy to help! 

Tinderbox Makerbox Kit Contents

Workshops

Tinderbox Makerbox Kit Contents Laid Out

We also offer tutorial and support workshops where you can build the kit with the artists who designed them, and ask any questions that come up along the way.

Currently we are organising these as online sessions, held via a Tinderbox zoom account and led by a team of tutors and apprentices.

If you or the organisation you work for are interested in a workshop session or have questions about the kit, please email us at admin@tinderboxcollective.org to find out more.

Partners & Supporters

This project is supported by:

  • The University of Edinburgh Local Community Grants Scheme
  • Creative Scotland
  • North Edinburgh Arts
  • Amazing Harmonies
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Design Team

Tinderbox Makerbox Team Working At Desks

These kits have been designed by our amazing team of apprentices at the Tinderbox Lab:

  • Rhona Sword
  • Dominika Jackowska
  • Liam Dempsey
  • Saskia Singer

With special thanks to Helen Leigh for consulation and support of the kits.

 

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