Say hello to #hackpass – a collaborative “passport” for the #makerboxes
Mymakerbox.es – aka my mobile makerspace – is a playful project for digital empowerment. It’s also collaborative. Inspiring makers who do projects suitable for a box are adding exciting value to the boxes. They can add their favourite creative recipes for others to enjoy and they get recognition and new ways of spreading their ideas, skills and products. Thanks to these contributors the boxes can be constantly changing, transforming, surprising and engaging…
I’ve been thinking about how to design the boxes in order to make them communicate between makers: today I bought some sketch books from a TGR store and started designing them as hackpasses: passes for hacking and maker passports. One for each makerbox. Inside these books anyone who contribute to the development of the boxes – with material, projects or ideas – will be able to add their comments, recipes and suggestions, together with their contact details. This way the boxes can communicate in new, and sometimes unexcpected ways. I hope this will be a fun way for makers to connect with curious learners at other locations and also to inspire people to remix their projects.
Next week I will be showcasing mymakerbox.es at the ‘Learning of the future‘ conference in Stockholm. Hoping to get some feedback from workshop participants, some of which could be added to a #hackpass or two maybe?