The “Breakery” — A Makery Tradition

Fourth graders have been uncovering the secrets of computers, gadgets, and just about anything with an interesting assembly.
The “Breakery” is a Burke’s Lower School Makery tradition that encourages students to unscrew, hammer, and safely break discarded artifacts. Students draw what they discover, ask questions, and imagine how each of the parts works together. These are days of pure joy in the Makery, where one will hear smashing metal, oohs, ahhs, and screams of delight.
Tinkering is a hobby for our new Director of Technology, Alex Demushkane, and he was invited to join in on the fun. He shared whimsical photos of robots and artwork he created with salvaged electronics. He shared whimsical photos of robots and artwork he created with salvaged electronics inspiring students to reassemble scrap material into their own creations. For example, an old washing machine found on the curb outside of Burke’s was disassembled and parts were transformed into an elephant named Bubbles  - and a hard drive became a miniature train station!
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