Tinkering Belles with Tamara Robertson

Tinkering Belles - Danielle Boyer

April 30, 2021 Tamara Robertson / Danielle Boyer Season 1 Episode 2
Tinkering Belles with Tamara Robertson
Tinkering Belles - Danielle Boyer
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Do you love Robots, 3D Printing, Inventing and general Maker Shop Talk? 

If so, join Tamara Robertson (Mythbusters, Maker Science, Seekers of Science) as she kicks off with a Tech Talk about Robots then sits down with young Indigenous (Ojibwe) Educator, Inventor, Author, and Activist Extraordinaire Danielle Boyer

Danielle creates innovative and accessible learning solutions utilizing robots that she invents to reduce the barrier to entry to valuable technical skills for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) youth.  Founding the STEAM Connection, her educational nonprofit, has helped her reach children all around the world.  From mentoring 35 youth robotics teams, to pursuing a future in engineering as a student, to working as a diversity champion and speaker, she is a tenacious advocate for the child she once was.

Topics they cover include (but are surely not limited to):
- Robotics
- Accomplishing the Goal of "Every Kid Gets a Robot"
- The Evolution of 3D Printing
- "Hands on Techie Talks" Podcast
- The Hangover Part 2
- Setting up your First Conference Booth
- Importance of Talking about Gender Barriers in Making
- Amazon to the Rescue
- The Pressure to Know it All
- Legos and Robot Sharks
- Raising Indigenous and Marginalized Voices
- Solidworks / Ada Fruit / FIRST Robotics / Makerfaire / Matterhackers
- Detroit Institute of Art / American Indian Science and Engineering Society / Natives in Tech
- Sarah Petkus' Robot Army
- Binge Watching Peacock, Hulu, and Netflix
... and so much more

This is the 2nd episode of Tinkering Belles and you're surely not going to want to miss it!

So join in on Tamara's adventure as a Maker as she works to amplify the BAMF Females Behind the Builds one interview at a time!


Are you a visual person who needs to see all the cool moments?  Head over to the "Tinkering Belles" Playlist on Youtube to see all the fun behind the scenes moments from this episode!

If you enjoyed the show, consider becoming a supporter via Tamara's Patreon Page and as always join in on the Maker adventure with Tamara and her guests on the Tinkering Belles Instagram page.

You can follow Danielle's Robotic, Maker and STEAM Superhero adventures here, here, and here:
"Every Kid Gets a Robot" 501(c)3 nonprofit - STEAM Connection
Podcast "Hands-on Techie Talks"
Instagram -  @DanielleBoyer / @STEAMConnection / @Handsontechietalks
Twitter -  @DanielleBoyerr / @STEAMConnection
L'Oreal Woman of Worth Profile

Support the show

Maker Tease
Tech Talk - Robots
Maker Interview - Danielle Boyer
Danielle Teaches Animal Science at 10
Why you Shouldn't give Students Sugar
The Cost Barrier to STEAM Education
First Robotics Team
Bullies in Robotics
Creating A Supportive Community
The Why of Tinkering Belles
The Importance of Having Conversations about Gender Barriers
3D Printing with Chocolate
What is a Maker?
Creating a Booth From Scratch
Partnering with Organizations for Booths
Every Kid Gets a Robot - Part Manufacturing
3D Printing Variations - Metal Robots
Evolution of 3D Printing - From Board Rooms to Garage Space
Danielle's Bucketlist - DIA Exhibit
The Role of Peer Mentoring for Women in STEAM
Letting off STEAM - Time to Recharge
Watchin The Hangover 2 with Parents
Learning to Bead and Sew
Fun Side of Engineering - Inventing a Water Bottle Submarine
Hobby vs Work as an Entrepreneur
The Pressure to Know it All as a Woman Maker
Learning Robotics on Mythbusters Jr.
Being Talked Down to as a Young Female Maker
The Need for Diverse Voices in STEAM
Using Your Voice to Raise Up Others
Increasing Representation for Indigenous Voices
Superpowers - Dealers Choice!