Playful Engineers – teaching tomorrow’s engineers today…through play!

Here are free resources, including our growing library of videos and tutorials, plus information on teaching artist Jay Mankita’s public and online programs. Everything here is kid-friendly, but also geared for parents, teachers, librarians, and all DIY enthusiasts.

Playful Engineers Teaching Artist Jay Mankita

We’re breaking down Rube Goldberg Machines and other creative contraptions with you, so we can learn together how to build them better. “Do It Yourself”, doesn’t have to mean Do It By Yourself!

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Online Classes, Coaching

Jay offers live, interactive
DIY sessions
for your library, school, camp,
or family – groups large or small.

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Tips,
Techniques,
Tutorials

Jay’s how-to instructions for building chain reaction parts and other creative contraptions. New posts every week!

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Video
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Library

Examples, demonstrations,
and random, pedagogical ramblings

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Traveling Maker Space

Jay travels to schools, libraries, camps – all sorts of public and private events.
Temporarily grounded, but still booking for an optimistic future!