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Many great innovations began as toys built by individuals who love to tinker. In this talk, Poornima Vijayashanker tells us that she was introduced to technology, as a child, by her father who talked to her about ‘wafers and chips’. At home, she wasn’t afraid to take things apart; she even programmed the VCR, and installed the sound card in her family’s first PC. While people use technology, they fear learning how to code and building things. Machines are seen as a black box that should be left alone! In her talk she explains that we need to reignite people’s curiosity and imagination by getting back to engineering’s roots – tinkering and playing with things to see how they work.

Watch the talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJfdxEuJVdM

Many great innovations began as toys built by individuals who love to tinker. In this talk, Poornima Vijayashanker tells us that she was introduced to technology, as a child, by her father who talked to her about ‘wafers and chips’. At home, she wasn’t afraid to take things apart; she even programmed the VCR, and installed the sound card in her family’s first PC. While people use technology, they fear learning how to code and building things. Machines are seen as a black box that should be left alone! In her talk she explains that we need to reignite people’s curiosity and imagination by getting back to engineering’s roots – tinkering and playing with things to see how they work.

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Taking the Time to Tinker

  1. Taking the Time to Tinker Poornima Vijayashanker Founder of Femgineer @poornima TEDxNavesink 1
  2. 1984 2
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  10. 11:59 Tinkering. 10
  11. Founding Engineer 2006 - 2009 Founder 2010 - Present Founder 2007 - Present 11
  12. We were lucky enough to grow up in an environment where there was always much encouragement to children to pursue intellectual interests; to investigate whatever aroused curiosity. “ ” - Orville Wright 12
  13. Start simple. 13
  14. Iterate. 14
  15. First flight. 15
  16. Tinkers throughout time have changed life! Edison TeslaCurie 16
  17. Naturally curious. 17
  18. Ridiculed. 18
  19. Scolded. 19
  20. Encourage kids to fix things. 20
  21. Feel behind. 21
  22. 10,000 hours! 22
  23. Meet Elaine Levin. 63. Multiple Sclerosis. 23
  24. Fear of falling. 24
  25. 25,000 injured yearly. 25
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  27. Podna Rover. 27
  28. Mobility with confidence! 28
  29. Baby steps. 29

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