The Teknikio mission is to turn dreamers into inventors. Every invention starts with an experiment. Design gadgets and thimgamajigs, sew wearable technology for your pet, reimagine your world with science, technology, engineering, and math.
In the Fall of 2012, Sibel Deren Guler received a research grant to create a girl-centric, craft-oriented electronics toolkit. She saw that many toys relating to electronics are gender coded for boys, thus excluding a large population of future inventors, makers, scientists, and engineers.
She partnered with Assemble, a community space for arts and technology in Pittsburgh, PA, and used the funds to pilot and test the kit with Gwen's Girls, an organization that serves at-risk girls. She also led a series of workshops at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh to playtest her ideas. The project has evolved into a series of award winning products under the brandname Teknikio.
... And Now
Teknikio has a library of over 20 custom electronic boards and project kits, and educator bundles. They are interested in all things science, design, technology and play. This picture is from an international workshop Teknikio hosted in their studio in 2019! They love to explore and ask too many questions. Sounds familiar?