Kinetic Dreams Studios is creating empowered young citizens through hands-on science & crafts
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"We teach best that which we need most to learn"

Hi!  I could write a lengthy book about what we're doing and why, but the short version is everyone in our house loves teaching and building and tinkering and making.  Almost every project, be it a mad-science invention killing mosquitoes with lasers, or an electronic toy, or a 3D cast metal sculpture, or a scary prop for a play or movie - all are created in a structured manner that builds on skill trees and teaches practical life lessons to our participants.  Sometimes it's just the neighbors kids, sometimes it's a troop of Girl Scouts, or middle school students, or even random strangers who are curious about all the fire and noise. It's all about that transcendent moment when an all-American-princess or a gangsta teen learns they can cut metal with fire, or use math & code to print a real item that only existed in their minds, or write an Android app that runs on their phone. There's no putting the genie back in the bottle after that.

We've started this Patreon with the hope that YOU want to learn things with us, and will help underwrite it just a little bit. We'll be publishing how-to-videos, white papers, and pictures of smiling people as they discover something inside themselves they never knew was there.  Along the way we'll do some real SCIENCE too -  collecting and publishing data, restoring artifacts for local museums, or who knows?  

Come along for the journey with us!

Tiers
Curious Cat
$1 or more per month
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug! Also, you'll have access to our patron-only feed for blog posts and picture updates along the way.
Dangerous Dabbler
$5 or more per month
Want to weigh in on our work? Suggest a project?  Your comments on our posts may be picked as the subject of our next project. 
(plus all previous rewards, of course)
Laboratory Assistant
$10 or more per month
You'll receive access to unlisted SECRET content for your eyes only!
(plus all previous rewards)
Super Sponsor
$20 or more per month
You get the cred. Seriously, your name will get in the credits as a huge Thank You.  Swag will probably show up randomly in your mailbox.
Patron Saint
$100 or more per month
We'll be making stuff named after you, and offer to fix your broken stuff.  You'll definitely get random gizmos and strange artsy things delivered to you by strange couriers... sometimes on a big palette. 
Awesome Archangel
$500 or more per month
Wow. You're the official sponsor of our work - our inspiration.  We couldn't be more grateful for it. You've changed people's lives!
"We teach best that which we need most to learn"

Hi!  I could write a lengthy book about what we're doing and why, but the short version is everyone in our house loves teaching and building and tinkering and making.  Almost every project, be it a mad-science invention killing mosquitoes with lasers, or an electronic toy, or a 3D cast metal sculpture, or a scary prop for a play or movie - all are created in a structured manner that builds on skill trees and teaches practical life lessons to our participants.  Sometimes it's just the neighbors kids, sometimes it's a troop of Girl Scouts, or middle school students, or even random strangers who are curious about all the fire and noise. It's all about that transcendent moment when an all-American-princess or a gangsta teen learns they can cut metal with fire, or use math & code to print a real item that only existed in their minds, or write an Android app that runs on their phone. There's no putting the genie back in the bottle after that.

We've started this Patreon with the hope that YOU want to learn things with us, and will help underwrite it just a little bit. We'll be publishing how-to-videos, white papers, and pictures of smiling people as they discover something inside themselves they never knew was there.  Along the way we'll do some real SCIENCE too -  collecting and publishing data, restoring artifacts for local museums, or who knows?  

Come along for the journey with us!

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Tiers
Curious Cat
$1 or more per month
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug! Also, you'll have access to our patron-only feed for blog posts and picture updates along the way.
Dangerous Dabbler
$5 or more per month
Want to weigh in on our work? Suggest a project?  Your comments on our posts may be picked as the subject of our next project. 
(plus all previous rewards, of course)
Laboratory Assistant
$10 or more per month
You'll receive access to unlisted SECRET content for your eyes only!
(plus all previous rewards)
Super Sponsor
$20 or more per month
You get the cred. Seriously, your name will get in the credits as a huge Thank You.  Swag will probably show up randomly in your mailbox.
Patron Saint
$100 or more per month
We'll be making stuff named after you, and offer to fix your broken stuff.  You'll definitely get random gizmos and strange artsy things delivered to you by strange couriers... sometimes on a big palette. 
Awesome Archangel
$500 or more per month
Wow. You're the official sponsor of our work - our inspiration.  We couldn't be more grateful for it. You've changed people's lives!