Thinkering Studio Commandments - Students


Adam Savage (from MythBusters) listed his 10 Commandments of Making at the Maker:Faire. What should our 10 Commandments for Thinkering Studio be?

Current Top 10 Commandments
Commandments to Consider
  1. Learn something
  2. Learn something useful
  3. If it's not (hard) fun, you're not doing it right
  4. Pay It Forward - Share what you have learned in the classroom, online, and in the community
    • "If you get, give. If you learn, teach." Maya Angelou
    • "Eat Like a Bird, Poop Like an Elephant" Guy Kawasaki
  5. Think about what you are learning - Reflect & Iterate
  6. Think about how you are learning - Metacognition
  7. Just Do It - start now
  8. F.A.I.L. (First Attempt Is Learning, First Attempt it, then Iterate and Learn, Failure Always Invites Learning)
  9. add
  10. add
  1. Mine the process
  2. Curate
  3. Share the best of what you've learned
  4. Make things, not excuses

What should we add? What should we reword? What should we delete? Does the order matter?

Adam Savage's 10 Commandments of Making

  1. Make something
  2. Make something useful
  3. Start right now
  4. Find a project
  5. Ask for help, advice, and feedback
  6. Share
  7. Recognize that discouragement and failure is part of the project
  8. Measure carefully
  9. Make things for other people
  10. Use more cooling fluid

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