Maker’s Red Box

More than education

Unique story-based curriculums for makerspaces, STEAM labs and school workshops

It’s time to upgrade education

We need new approaches to raise kids who can discover their potential and create value in the 21st century.

Our mission is to help educators taking the leap to establish the professional well-being of the next generation.

We believe that makerspaces are the key to this change.

Turn your classroom into a makerspace!

Our line of products features a series of 15 STEAM focused curriculums that turn learning and teaching into a motivating and meaningful experience. Makerspaces are safe environments where all kids can find their strengths and gain relevant skills by collaborating on exciting projects and creating complex technological objects. It’s important to take action now because the gap between education and the labour market is widening and in the next 25 years about half of today’s blue and white-collar jobs will be automated.

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Maker’s Red Boxes

  • Incorporate story-based teaching

  • Are accessible for kids with all kinds of backgrounds

  • Develop essential soft and technical skills

  • Let students work on real-world problems

  • Provide motivation for career orientation

What is maker education?

It’s a new method of teaching that enables kids to learn by tackling real-world problems, making and presenting their own creations, often in collaboration with others. Story-driven teaching techniques and gamification help them get immersed in their work while learning indispensable soft and technical skills. It all happens in a safe and inviting workshop environment called a makerspace where teachers and students can create value together in a shared space.

What is a makerspace?

Currently, there are more than 5000 makerspaces around the world that cater to makers of varying skills and ages from diverse backgrounds. Some of these are incorporated into schools, libraries or museums. What they all share is a sense of community, openness and inclusiveness as they strive to make modern technologies accessible for everyone and empower people to take up an active role and build their own objects.

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Products

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Superheroes – Digital Storytelling

Superheroes – Digital Storytelling

Participants create superheroes to express their feelings and experiences by using storytelling methods and maker technologies.

Superheroes – Digital Storytelling

Superheroes – Digital Storytelling

Participants create superheroes to express their feelings and experiences by using storytelling methods and maker technologies.

Green Engineers

Green Engineers

The exceptional team of space engineers was formed to get to Mars and terraform the planet.

Green Engineers

Green Engineers

The exceptional team of space engineers was formed to get to Mars and terraform the planet.

City of the Future

City of the Future

While building the City of the Future, participants join forces to find answers for the challenges of the future they will soon experience.

City of the Future

City of the Future

While building the City of the Future, participants join forces to find answers for the challenges of the future they will soon experience.

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Factory of the Future

Factory of the Future

Participants have to come up with their own ideas and overcome a series of random obstacles to take their product to the market.

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Factory of the Future

Factory of the Future

Participants have to come up with their own ideas and overcome a series of random obstacles to take their product to the market.

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Little Architects – Adventure in Minecraft

Little Architects – Adventure in Minecraft

Participants create alternate realities in Minecraft: they build worlds they rule and inhabit.

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Little Architects – Adventure in Minecraft

Little Architects – Adventure in Minecraft

Participants create alternate realities in Minecraft: they build worlds they rule and inhabit.

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Mission: Empathy

Mission: Empathy

We offer missions children can only complete if they add a considerable amount of empathy to their creations.

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Mission: Empathy

Mission: Empathy

We offer missions children can only complete if they add a considerable amount of empathy to their creations.

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Mr and Mrs Cane’s Fantastic Tailor Shop of Enchanted Garments

Mr and Mrs Cane’s Fantastic Tailor Shop of Enchanted Garments

We create wonderful and magical fabrics and clothes that react to their surroundings with lights, sounds and other effects.

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Mr and Mrs Cane’s Fantastic Tailor Shop of Enchanted Garments

Mr and Mrs Cane’s Fantastic Tailor Shop of Enchanted Garments

We create wonderful and magical fabrics and clothes that react to their surroundings with lights, sounds and other effects.

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(Re)making Great Inventions

(Re)making Great Inventions

A journey in history and the history of human making where participants face the same challenges as the original groundbreaking inventors.

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(Re)making Great Inventions

(Re)making Great Inventions

A journey in history and the history of human making where participants face the same challenges as the original groundbreaking inventors.

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Farmbot 2100

Farmbot 2100

Participants build outdoor robots that tend to a small ecosystem and establish a market strategy to establish a successful business.

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Farmbot 2100

Farmbot 2100

Participants build outdoor robots that tend to a small ecosystem and establish a market strategy to establish a successful business.

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Robot Fairy Tales

Robot Fairy Tales

We build robots in order to solve tasks familiar from fairy tales, including those collected by the Brothers Grimm.

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Robot Fairy Tales

Robot Fairy Tales

We build robots in order to solve tasks familiar from fairy tales, including those collected by the Brothers Grimm.

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(Hi)stories – Learning by International Collaboration

(Hi)stories – Learning by International Collaboration

Participants are encouraged to contact another group of makers with shared interests to help each other in making and to understand each other.

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(Hi)stories – Learning by International Collaboration

(Hi)stories – Learning by International Collaboration

Participants are encouraged to contact another group of makers with shared interests to help each other in making and to understand each other.

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New Atlantis – Global warning

New Atlantis – Global warning

Participants are on a mission to design and build a floating city that ensures the survival of mankind after a dramatic sea level rise.

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New Atlantis – Global warning

New Atlantis – Global warning

Participants are on a mission to design and build a floating city that ensures the survival of mankind after a dramatic sea level rise.

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Space Cadet Team

Space Cadet Team

The space cadet team simulates the life of a future space station. They form teams to build the different modules of the station.

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Space Cadet Team

Space Cadet Team

The space cadet team simulates the life of a future space station. They form teams to build the different modules of the station.

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Understanding AI and Sensoring

Understanding AI and Sensoring

By utilizing sensors and collecting data we design new products and solve real-life issues like air pollution.

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Understanding AI and Sensoring

Understanding AI and Sensoring

By utilizing sensors and collecting data we design new products and solve real-life issues like air pollution.

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Time Travelers – An Adventure in 3D printing

Time Travelers – An Adventure in 3D printing

Two scientists travel 400 years ahead in time but all they find is a barren land. Their mission is to rebuild civilization.

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Time Travelers – An Adventure in 3D printing

Time Travelers – An Adventure in 3D printing

Two scientists travel 400 years ahead in time but all they find is a barren land. Their mission is to rebuild civilization.

Skills developed by the curriculums

Soft Skills

creative problem solving, teamwork, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, communication skills, entrepreneurship, resilience, creative writing, use of media

Technical Skills

3D printing, soldering, circuits, electronics, laser cutting, hardware coding, robotics, coding, manual skills

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Who is behind the boxes?

We are a team of young and seasoned engineers, experienced teachers, innovators, maker educators, gamification experts and intellectuals all devoted to taking education to the next level. We have realised that having the tools is only half the battle, teachers and kids need guidance to unleash their potential; this is why we have created our maker education curriculums. We have been testing our special brand of maker methodology with over 10 000 kids and 300 teachers over the last 5 years.

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What people say

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“Kids gain experience and inspiration they can benefit from in many aspects of their lives. This is the first curriculum I have come across that is truly aligned with the needs of the labour market.”
Eric

a teacher of electrical mechanical technology at a vocational school

“Story-based teaching provides an absorbing learning experience, kids don’t even notice how advanced technologies they are utilising to reach their goals.”
Peter

teacher of woodworking and devoted maker educator

“I was astonished by the rigorous work behind the seemingly free and unregulated sessions. Kids need to experience this kind of freedom.”
Danielle

teacher of biology and high school headteacher

“It’s great that the equipment is safe and user-friendly even though kids use real-world industrial software to make their creations. Kids are curious about the world of adults, this way they can peek behind the curtains.”
George

high school teacher of mathematics

“This method captivates everyone, and kids gain a lot of technical and factual knowledge.”
Nancy

a young high school teacher of biology

“Finally, a digital curriculum that is not built on smartphones and tablets. Kids will only need them to take pictures of the amazing objects they build by the end.”
Elisabeth

primary school teacher

“Our school has a well-equipped makerspace with 3D printers, Arduino and micro:bit microcontrollers but we never managed to win kids over in the long run. I think these story-based curriculums can solve that problem and awe anyone.”
Richard

high school IT teacher

“It’s a great treasure that children can create, experience the joy of making, develop their skills and learn new ones all the while not even noticing that they are learning and can get familiar with different technologies.”
Benjamin

high school IT teacher

“There are thousands of makerspaces around the world and these are the first curriculums I have come across that can turn them into real educational spaces.”
Mikael

education official

“One of the great benefits of these curriculums is that children can work, learn and create in the state of flow. ”
Christina

IT teacher, maker education enthusiast

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