Kintsugi discovery workshop
Kintsugi is an old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with gold. The story goes that kintsugi may have originated when in the late 15th century the emperor sent his damaged pottery back to China for repairs. When it returned repaired with metal staples, he ordered his craftsmen to come up with something more aesthetic, kintsugi (gold repair). This art became such a hype that some collectors deliberately started smashing valuable pottery so it could be repaired with the gold seams of kintsugi.
Participants to Addictlab’s Kintsugi discovery workshop can bring broken ceramic pieces to be repaired. Price includes workshop and a kintsugi kit for each participant used in the workshop. Recommended for : intergenerational activities (families) and for team building (companies).
Thymio est un petit robot qui te permettra de découvrir l’univers de la robotique et d’apprendre le langage des robots. Tu pourras le programmer et réaliser de nombreuses expériences. Avec Thymio, la programmation et les bases de la robotique deviennent des notions abordables à tout âge.
Learn to program Sphero SPRK+, create your own track and start a race – You can even use it in water!
Cet objet connecté permet à la fois de s’amuser comme on le ferait avec une petite voiture pilotée par un téléphone et d’apprendre tout doucement les bases de la programmation façon “scratch” ainsi que quelques mots d’anglais nécessaires à comprendre certaines missions données par l’application.
Build your own scribbling machine using recycled containers – experiment with their shape and sizes to get different results. Customize your scribbling machine with funny accessories to make it unique!
Create your own stamp. We use the laser cutter or the 3D printer for the stamp holder, and the laser cutter using rubber to create your own personal stamp. Order upfront for your inkpads.
The Eggbot is a fun CNC discovery tool that allows you to have a design, drawing, be reproduced on…. an egg or other ball shaped object (golf ball, ..) Perfect for Easter activities.
About CNC: Computer Numerical Control. This means a computer converts the design produced by Computer Aided Design software (CAD), into numbers. The numbers can be considered to be the coordinates of a graph and they control the movement of the cutter, bot, etc.
Solar & Led light workshops
Discover the very beginning of video games and play the iconic Atari 2600 Woodburn edition with games such as Pac Man, Vanguard, Space Invaders and much more.
Découvrez les anciens jeux vidéo sur le Atari 2600. Pac Man, Space Invaders, et beaucoup plus.
Makey makey workshops
Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween.
How does it work?
Alligator Clip two objects to the Makey Makey board. For example, you and a banana.
When you touch the banana, you make a connection, and Makey Makey sends the computer a keyboard message. The computer just thinks Makey Makey is a regular keyboard (or mouse). Therefore it works with all programs and webpages, because all programs and webpages take keyboard and mouse input.
Hands on wood working workshops with our partner Knock-On-Wood Geneva in a superb villa in the middle of town.
In the Finnish Woodworking activity participants will learn the basics of manual work, connect it back to nature as well as most academics they do at school. It allows them to look at things from a different perspective by putting design thinking and problem solving into practice. Via getting hands-on experience in woodworking they develop manual skills and gain confidence in handling tools. A truly grounding and satisfying experience imported from the world famous Finnish education system.
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. The process uses two chemicals: ammonium iron(III) citrate and potassium ferricyanide.
The English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel discovered the procedure in 1842. Though the process was developed by Herschel, he considered it as mainly a means of reproducing notes and diagrams, as in blueprints.
Anna Atkins created a series of cyanotype limited-edition books that documented ferns and other plant life from her extensive seaweed collection, placing specimens directly onto coated paper and allowing the action of light to create a silhouette effect. By using this photogram process, Anna Atkins is sometimes considered the first female photographer.
Your final version will be printed on a Open Box paper, turning your picture into an instant framed master piece.
Workshop from 7 years to 107 – weather permitting.
The Tetra Pak Camera is an initiative of CineGlobe, the International Film Festival at CERN. This workshop teaches the fundamentals of photography through the conversion of an old Tetra Pak milk carton into a pin-hole camera. The photograph is then developed in situ with a non-toxic mix of coffee and vitamin C.
This eco-friendly project is fun for both adults and children, and requires no special tools or materials. Upload your photos online and join our Tetra Pak Camera community!
Sustainable Development Goals
Adapted programs for adults, kids, schools & companies to create awareness on the 17 SDGs. ((more: United Nations)
Creative Chemistry Cards
The Creative Chemistry table consists of 145 disciplines or human ‘capabilities’, and about 50 character cards. This card set is a concrete package from a proven methodology to allow groups of people and individuals to think out of the box. The aim : mixing creative disciplines, to get inspiration from other fields and cultures, and obtain more depth in the creation process.