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Technology Will Save Us!

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by Startacus Admin

There can be no denying that we’re all living in a society pretty much obsessed by gadgets.

Smartphones, tablets, eReaders, whatever - technology these days plays a bigger part in our lives than ever before. However, for many of us, the actual “working” of the technology remains a mystery. If something breaks, we’re pretty much lost. Compare that to days gone by when the ability to fix, mend and repair “things” was really the norm. And perhaps it could become the norm again...well..of initiatives like Technology Will Save Us have their way.

technology will save usTechnology Will Save Us describes itself as “a haberdashery for technology and education dedicated to helping people to produce and not just consume.” - ( love that word, haberdashery!) Aiming to teach and instil the skills that go into creating the technology that we are all so fond of using, this inspirational initiative is seeking to ensure that technology is not just something that we own or acquire, but that it instead becomes something that can really inspire us creatively. And how is it doing that? Well...in a number of ways.

- Classes and workshops are held by experts on a whole host of subjects, teaching everything from how to solder an amp and make your own speaker through to how to create circuits and electronics using dough!

- DIY technology kits are sold, each teaching a different basic skill - be that construction, programming or soldering. The kits come complete with materials, tools and instructions to make something pretty quirky and interesting. From a Thirsty plant Kit to a Musical Instrument - there’s something to suit everyone!

At Startacus we just love hearing about projects and places like this. Inspiring people to become doers and makers and creators is pretty close to our own heart...

 Please let us know via the forum link below if you know of any that you think we should be writing about! 

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Published on: 24th September 2012

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