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Materials and Prep

There are a few steps before you get to running a workshop.

To Prepare for the BUild Prototypes Workshop You'll Need to:

  • Find a space for your group to work in 
  • Schedule 2 hours for your group to do the activities
  • Gather the materials in the list below


  • An idea from the Generate Ideas workshop
  • Printed or online Workshop Instructions for your reference
  • A camera or smartphone to take pictures of your work
  • Stuff for making prototypes—what you'll need is really determined by what you want to build. You can start by using simple materials you may have on hand. Some common tools and materials for prototyping include:
    • Paper
    • Colourful markers
    • Cardboard
    • Scotch Tape
    • Scissors
    • Mouldable Play Clay
    • Popsicle Sticks
    • String
    • Glue
    • A computer
    • A printer
    • People

Have you completed the Generate Ideas Workshop? Do you have an idea you're excited to bring to life? Is your group ready to spend about 2 hours building prototypes to learn about that idea? 

 Then you're ready to: