With the inspiration of California Design at PEM currently, not to mention the new Maker Lounge, we’ve been focusing on some fun design challenges with recycled materials that I thought I’d share.
Packing peanuts are the bane of many people’s existence. Unless you’re into demonstrations of static electricity or have to ship breakable stuff nearly constantly, they’re a nuisance.
Unless they’re starch packing peanuts, in which case they’re awesome.
Check out what a damp sponge, a pile of starch packing peanuts, and a lot of imagination can do in the hands of some inventive visitors, challenged by our ANC staff:
We also had some guests this week from the Green Up initiative working with visitors on energy-efficient design challenges, looking at insulation and ‘energy vampires’ in the home:
And remember how it’s National Poetry Month and we’ve got the amazing Mass Poetry Festival coming up next weekend? We’ll be making random poetry generators, invented by yours truly, in addition to our other raft of fun drop-in art making, artist demos, and workshops.