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Our musings & meanderings while out and about.

12 August

Overriding Your “Fear of Failure” Button

We do a lot of Design Thinking research here at EdStart [Y]Labs. In fact, 99% of our daily innovation efforts are a complete failure, making some days, well, pretty frustrating. But when that 1% little gem of an idea finally does turn into a successful reality, there’s no question whether it was worth it. It’s […]

30 July

Meeting Mr. Pythagoras on the Way to Home Depot

We’ve been tinkering away in our labs to create an initial set of small multirotors (quadcopters and tricopters aka “Drones”) for schools that are easy to build from parts obtained at the local hardware store. While we were making a list, we bumped into old Mr. Pythagorus.

6 July

Education for the Future and ExitTicket

Working with Vickie and Connie from Education for the Future is always a real privilege, but add to the fact that the workshops were in Hawaii? Yes it was tough to go to work in sandals every day. Over two weeks the ExitTicket team traveled with Vicki and Connie to Hilo and Oahu (Honolulu) to […]