Why Build Pablo this School Holidays?

This July School Holidays we will be partnering with Wollongong Art Gallery again to offer our creative robotics program. In this 4 day workshop during the second week (July 11-14) students aged 10-14 are invited to build there own ‘Pablo’ – our custom designed programmable drawing machine (or robot). In this workshop students spend their[…]

Creative Robotics issue of the Fibreculture Journal

The Fibreculture Journal of which I am a managing editor has just published this interesting issue on Creative Robotics. I particularly enjoyed Katarina Damjanov’s paper FCJ-205 Life and Labour of Rovers on Mars: Toward Post-Terrestrial Futures of Creative Robotics but there are some great papers throughout including one describing the use of robotics in education. Here’s a little[…]

Our Business Model

We know where ideas come from At Polygon Door our core competency is an understanding of creative thinking and its relation to technology; we know where ideas come from. Our strategy is to design uniquely creative technology kits, publications, and educational programs (including schools programs, and corporate innovation skills programs) that encourage creative play and[…]

Hello? World? : Learn to Code by Listening to Machines.

How do we hold people’s attention as they struggle through that first difficult stage as they grapple with code and coding? We think the answer might be in removing the focus from the technical skill they are learning, harnessing their creative thinking and helping them to identify and drive toward an inspiring result. ‘Hello World’[…]

The thinking behind Polygon Door maker labs.

The thinking behind our first Polygon Door maker labs. Many years experience introducing young adults from different backgrounds and disciplines to code and coding (programming) has taught us that no-one learns to code well without a reason for coding in the first place. That is perhaps something we should have already known intuitively as educators[…]