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Tink: Your world is what you make of it.

Project by 
Megan Chiou, Kunal Chawla, and Alfredo Sandes Sampaio
Project Year 
What if you could create your world? Tink is a toolkit that allows kids to engage with familiar objects in new ways. The kit includes six sensors (light, sound, tilt, vibration, people, temperature), six plugs, and an iPad application. With Tink, kids can program items in their environments using sensory input, such as "if it's a hot day, turn on my fan", or "if my parents are gone, turn on the music." Tink empowers kids to tinker with their environments, thereby enabling them as engineers, builders, and makers .