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part of the SudoKit Project

Just a bunch of raw notes


First Draft: the Kit Itself

Small animals, kids, and adults start out holding a pretty box full of SudoKit stuff. It holds learning placemats, shadowbox tool placemats, and small useful charms like an hourglass to measure time spent offline while learning stuff (internet addiction is a big problem)

How to use

sketch for the SudoKit mats. Help curious souls make sense of the infinite possibilties

Box of Stuff

Lots of things to keep us in the material world, not just the digital world. we learn by touching and talking and doing.

  • Material SudoKit keeps people from spending too much time in an abstract, social media world while at the SudoRoom
  • Touching and holding things is important for learning, especially for folks who don't enjoy book learning.
  • It's debatable whether people have skills in learning in some ways but hackerpsaces emphasize learning by doing, and having a set of things to touch and hold is proven to work with other inspiring projects
  • Various members can contribute and will have fun recycling stuff and creating beautiful learning kits - this is extensible


There are multiple sets of these and placed inside the sudokit. people take them out and put them down at a tablespace. the idea is that they don't have to deal with the "blank page" problem when first walking into SudoRoom. there is a starting point. first draft of the placemats

SudoRoom Treasure Map

Various monthly placemats (physical not digital) of the current layout of the room. Emphasis on SudoRoom visits as an adventure. The layout is constantly changing! I think this is especially important because there is such a jumble of equipment and machinery everywhere... hopefully this solves the "I'm new and I'll just be shy and bury my face in social media during my whole time here" syndrome Rough draft - pirate's map of the SudoRoom

Time Offline

how can we make it fun and rewarding for people to limit their internet addiction?

Vast treasure trove of the internet has an inherent danger. People can go online to learn about creating vegan shoes, but then be distracted by philosophy papers or softcore porn. I haven't figure it out yet, but there must be a fun way to help people enjoy styaing offline if they see the benefits. It would be cute to have a small hourglass that they can put on the placemat... a personal contest of staying offline? Some people will naturally object and say that staying online is what they want to do. But what if you aren't coding? do you need to be that plugged in? this idea is still pretty nebulous and would need some help.

Tool Shadowboxing

Keep your tools

With electronics there is so much stuff people can easily be overwhelmed. One of the placemats should have a "shadowbox" like they use in factories. but it will be like some wutang shadowboxing right there! because it's not work it's fun!

Subscription Sets

People get periodic sets sent to them, or they can pick up new ones at the SudoRoom.

Set 1: 3D print your own skatepark and snowboard set

  • Goals: teach 3D printing, basic modelling, there's probably some math thrown in there because you have to scale this stuff down

The topic is actually pretty fun, it's cute. The hard part is enabling people to have someone done quickly in the first session. The hard part is keeping people from surfing the internet too much when they are at SudoRoom. I mean, they can do whatever they want, but you aren't really going to learn 3D printing by hanging out on YouTube all day.

watch the animals learn

printing more SudoKits with the 3D printer