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Theme: The Joy of Tinkering

This event occurred on
October 11, 2013
7:30pm - 10:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
The Hague, Zuid-Holland

You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our October edition — themed The Joy of Tinkering — is curated by Paul Rudenko and Ralph Oei. Ralph writes:

"When I was young, I loved to take things apart. Our home was littered with the dismembered remains of toasters, radios, turntables and batteries. At some point, I managed to reassemble them in working order. An engineering career seemed inevitable. For me, breaking stuff is the stepstone to making stuff. Tinkering gives you the design instinct and applied knowledge that’s hard to get any other way."

We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:

Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair
How do you build a wheelchair ready to blaze through mud and sand, all for under $200? MIT engineer Amos Winter guides us through the mechanics of an all-terrain wheelchair that’s cheap and easy to build — for true accessibility — and gives us some lessons he learned along the road.

Tal Golesworthy: How I repaired my own heart
Tal Golesworthy is a boiler engineer — he knows piping and plumbing. When he needed surgery to repair a life-threatening problem with his aorta, he mixed his engineering skills with his doctors' medical knowledge to design a better repair job.

Taylor Wilson: Yup, I built a nuclear fusion reactor
Taylor Wilson believes nuclear fusion is a solution to our future energy needs, and that kids can change the world. And he knows something about both of those: When he was 14, he built a working fusion reactor in his parents' garage.

RSVP if you want to attend
We hope this theme will resonate with you, awaken your curiosity and make you decide to attend TEDxTheHague. To stimulate conversation, we admit up to 20 guests. If you want to be put on our final guest list, please RSVP. First-come, first-served!.

We look forward to a stimulating evening filled with spirited conversation and new discoveries.

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Twynstra Gudde Haagse Kamers
Herengracht 9
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, 2511
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Organizing team


The Hague, Netherlands
  • Johan Olie