A #TinkerTown Finale
Friends, Supporters, & Fellow Tinkerers,
A year ago we began a journey to explore new territory that blurred the line between our notions of what was uniquely digital and what was primarily physical in this world.
During the past year we participated globally in the natural camaraderie of sharing a drink with one another. As we explored, we spent time collaborating and sharing our discoveries while making sweet shit. We put our hardhats together and joined in to pioneer elaborate and extravagant ways of dispensing energy to our cohort as part of the Redbull Creation Competition. Along the journey we tried to help others like ourselves learn from the work we’d done, contributing all we could to the community that had helped us from the beginning. All throughout we looked to shine some light on this new space, which we believe is full of endless possibilities.
We know the future is bright for tinkerers of all kinds — from digital builders to physical makers — and this remains true for us. As with any new endeavor, the path ahead is often unclear at the start, and in our case the path has led to new and exciting opportunities for each of us in our Nations Capital and on board an intergalactic Starship. It is with much appreciation that I humbly close the door on Little Tinker today and, in the style of one of our greatest influencers, I would like to leave you all, our beloved and adored supporters, believers and friends, with this:
It has come time for this hardhat wearing crew to close the doors and start anew,
For each of us on our life’s long quest to break new ground and share the best.
We must part ways to pursue those dreams in different fields and across different streams.
Thank you to all for your support, and helping us setup our Fort.
You joined us when we set in flight a gumball machine meant purely to delight.
The time has come to say goodbye, and we do so with a much wiser eye.
Many said we were naive, but because of people like you we continue to believe.
Thank you for sharing in this journey with us. It has been a great reward to share these experiences with all of you.
Co-Founder & CEO
Check out the highlights from our trip to the Open Hardware Summit and the World Maker Faire NYC 2012!
A sneak preview of some of the awesome components we are using in the soon-to-be-revealed Tech Garden Installation
It’s been solder city at the office lately as the team has been tinkering away with some awesome new technology we have been developing for our latest project. Check out some of the photos from our development and our debugging sessions!
Tinker pitch featured on Syracuse.com
Following the Little Tinker live demo of the Nexis Foursquare Gum Ball Rocket, Little Tinker was featured by the Post Standard on their site, Syracuse.com.
Little Tinker Version 1.1
We have been working hard to find the absolute best ways of communicating our message. This means that, because of our immersive approach to storytelling, we have spent countless hours refining pixel widths, writing and rewriting copy and reorganizing database tables. The exciting news is we are now incredibly close to rolling out the new and improved Little Tinker.
Some of the awesome new features you, should be sure to check out:
- Our Process Section where we tell the story behind the magic
- First ever Little Tinker Store for all of your hard hat swag needs
- Some awesomely super secret and incredibly delightful easter eggs
So get on over to the Little Tinker webpageand let us know what you think!
Instagram Screensaver with IFTTT, Dropbox, and Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8)
I’ve always wanted a way to show off my Instagram photos while I wasn’t at my computer.
Alright that was a lie, but it’s certainly a cool concept. When I updated to Mountain Lion this morning I realized that they added some awesome new photo screensavers. Naturally, I wanted to choose a great set of images to use so my mind went right to Instagram. You’ll need the following four things to make this happen:
- IFTTT (if this then that http://ifttt.com) - this is a web service that can monitor several different social media networks and automatically perform actions for you.
- OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
“Code Rules Everything Around Me, C.R.E.A.M. get the query. Dolla dolla bill y’all!”
“I’m really not a fan of mixing and matching different brands of RAM.”
“You guys look like you’re building a fort” - Student Sandbox Entrepreneur in Residence John “Coach” Liddy
Check out Isaac’s talk from the 2012 #140conf in NYC on authentic learning and the history of Little Tinker.