Resource Library

At IDIN, we’re all about learning, especially when it’s hands-on. Here we’ve compiled some of our favorite resources, many of which are used at our trainings and summits around the world.

Skill Builder: Wooden Spoon

  • Curriculum

Skill Builders are curriculum resources designed to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities during design trainings. If you intend to use this Skill Builder in a training, we encourage you to download all of the relevant resources, including: 

Instructor Guide
Participant Photo Guide
Skill Builder Evaluation

Questions? Please contact IDIN Academic Partner, Olin College of Engineering at anna.konstantinova@olin.edu

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Skill Builder: Charcoal Press Evaluation

  • Curriculum

Skill Builders are curriculum resources designed to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities during design trainings. If you intend to use this Skill Builder in a training, we encourage you to download all of the relevant resources, including: 

Instructor Guide
Participant Photo Guide
Skill Builder Evaluation

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Skill Builder: Wooden Spoon Participant Photo Guide

  • Curriculum

Skill Builders are curriculum resources designed to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities during design trainings. If you intend to use this Skill Builder in a training, we encourage you to download all of the relevant resources, including: 

Instructor Guide
Participant Photo Guide
Skill Builder Evaluation 

Questions? Please contact IDIN Academic Partner, Olin College of Engineering at anna.konstantinova@olin.edu

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Skill Builder: Sheet Metal Bucket Instructor Guide

  • Curriculum

Skill Builders are curriculum resources designed to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities during design trainings. If you intend to use this Skill Builder in a training, we encourage you to download all of the relevant resources, including: 

Instructor Guide
Participant Photo Guide
Skill Builder Evaluation

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Skill Builder: Wooden Spoon Evaluation

  • Curriculum

Skill Builders are curriculum resources designed to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities during design trainings. If you intend to use this Skill Builder in a training, we encourage you to download all of the relevant resources, including: 

Instructor Guide
Participant Photo Guide
Skill Builder Evaluation 

Questions? Please contact IDIN Academic Partner, Olin College of Engineering at anna.konstantinova@olin.edu

Download Document

Skill Builder: Sheet Metal Bucket Participant Photo Guide

  • Curriculum

Skill Builders are curriculum resources designed to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities during design trainings. If you intend to use this Skill Builder in a training, we encourage you to download all of the relevant resources, including: 

Instructor Guide
Participant Photo Guide
Skill Builder Evaluation

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IDIN Maker Space Ideas

  • How-to

This document provides guidance on how to start a maker or innovation space. 

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IDIN Innovation Center Tips to Engage Community Members

  • How-to

This document gives Innovation Centers in the IDIN Network ideas on how to engage local community members in their activities and trainings. 

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Build-It: Battery-Operated Wood Block Phone Charger

  • How-to

This Build-It describes the tools and processes needed to build a battery-operated wood block phone charger.

Build-Its are curriculum designed to help experienced designers guide potential innovators through a design process and help familiarize new innovators with tools. All Builds-Its are a work-in-progress. Please master the Build-It individually before leading a larger group.

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Tips for Writing a Grant

  • How-to

This document provides guidance on writing a grant for a project. It is tailored to IDIN Network members applying for a microgrant, but its lessons are also applicable to other grants.

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