the grow-it-yourself toy kit that makes biomaterial design fun.
SCOBY KIT CLICK HERE
FUN-GUS KIT CLICK HERE
Bio Design Challenge Summit: Finalist Presentation
Why Biomaterial Toy Kits?
How can we make sustainability design creative and fun? How can we make Biomaterials Fun?
We believe that simple explorations with biomaterials are a great way to spark interest in sustainability design. For children, phrases like "engineering", "technology", and "biodesign" can seem intimidating. Our goal is to create a playful biodesign experience for all ages. Through our explorations with the biomaterials kombucha leather and mycelium, we are working to design an engaging, approachable, and fun toy kits.
With GIY Bio Buddies, youth grow and build parts using materials from the waste stream. They share their discoveries, creations and appreciate fails.
Survey data from our bio material craft workshop at the Biotinkering Lab at the Tech Museum of Innovation.
We were so honored to win the Outstanding Field Research Award and the Runner Up to the Grand Prize Award at the Biodesign Challenge 2019.
We also nominated our instructor, Corinne Takara, for the Outstanding Instructor Award, which she won.