Build with us…

Take part in our Fall2019/Winter2020 Discover Sandbox series to gain hands-on experience in design and making! The series is broken into three sections - Toolbox, DESIGN, and MAKE - each focusing on a specific skillset. Take part in one or all three to develop communication, prototyping, and human-centered design skills.


Sandbox Discover Programming


With Toolbox, you can work on your communication and teamwork skills, while participating in fun, off-campus activities. Join Jason Grant from Dalhousie Truro’s Cultiv8 Sandbox on six field trips during the Fall 2019 semester. Possible activities include paintball and a ropes course.

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DESIGN will introduce participants to an innovation process based in design-thinking and human-centered design, with a focus on iterative prototyping and concept development. It will consist of eight weekly sessions in the Fall 2019 semester. Participants will work in groups to solve a community-based problem, and will interact directly with stakeholders to identify problems and evaluate ideas. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain real-world experience, designing a product that responds to real needs in a feasible way.

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Want to up your prototyping capabilities? MAKE is an eight-week series that will run in the Winter 2020 semester. Each session will cover a different “making” skillset. Possible topics include: thermoforming, laser cutting, CAD/CAM, Arduino & Raspberry Pi, Machining, Sewing, “Quick & Dirty” prototyping, and more!

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