Hello, I’m David Hewlett and Welcome to the official online site for The Tech Bandits….yaaaaay!
Having played a genius or two on television I thought it would be fun to share my life long love of learning and curiosity, in a bid to help inspire the next generation of brilliant minds. We started with a weekly makerspace/breakerspace in the corridors and library of our local public school. Then, when strike action made that impossible, we moved our maker madness to my family’s home where we feasted on fields of pizza while continuing to perform our tech autopsies and tinkering …and now we’re sharing our discussions and experiments with the world. Every session, I come prepared (or not!) with a list of Technology or related inspirations that have caught my eye…the topics often relate to my own passion for assistive tech, an area of interest that really resonates with kids looking to change the world and their perspective on it…but our sessions are entirely driven by freeform discussions. The TechBandits and I delve into a wide and diverse collection of interests and topics…online safety, mental and physical health, the global climate emergency, race and bias, systemic racism, LGBTQ2S+ rights. Gaming, business and entrepreneurialism, acting, writing, directing, VFX and Make-up FX, 3d printing, CNC machining, Biohacking, computer hacking & programming, cryptocurrencies, NFTs and the blockchain, AI, big data and, of course, robots…lots and lots of robots!
Whether you’re a kid (generally around 10-16 years of age if they want to join) or a kid at heart, come and join our chaotic TechBanditry adventures in Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Mathematics, inspirations!
Tech Banditry now LIVE ON TWITCH!
In a bid to open up our local TechBandits sessions to a wider and more diverse group of kids, we’ve started holding live streamed sessions over on our TWITCH streaming channel… and I gotta say it’s a glorious!
Join us for random Science Technology Engineering Arts and Maths adventures… now featuring TinyCam and SquirrelCam!
The TechBandits on TWITCH
Here be robots!
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