joeke van der veen - about
Meekit
Building a community of young makers.













Crowdfunding Campaign
Together with 66 donors I funded the development of an online platform where young makers can share their ideas, skills and projects. Meekit was selected by Voordekunst as "project of the month December". Voordekunst published an interview with Daniel White, director of makerspace Bouwkeet and partner of Meekit, and me. Find out more about the crowdfunding campaign at: voordekunst.nl/meekit.











Designing With Young Makers
Together with a group of young makers I made the first designs of the online platform. The young makers made drawings of their own Meekit app. With help of the app "POP" (Paper on Prototype) we made the drawings interactive. At this moment, Guus van de Wal (a Rotterdam-based web developer) and I are developing the online platform in Drupal, a open source CMS.











Promoting Meekit at NOT
To promote Meekit and to motivate teachers to integrate technique and creativity in their lessons, I gave a hands-on workshop at the Nationale Onderwijstentoonstelling at the Utrecht Jaarbeurs.









Workshops for Young Makers
To motivate children to develop their creative and technical skills, Meekit provides workshops. Examples of workshops are: build a robot car, make a piano of fruit with the Makey Makey (see picture above), design your own app, learn to program with Scratch, etc.