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Tinkering Tinkerer: Tim Hunkin

Tim Hunkin
A man wearing a light-colored shirt and gloves is using a handheld power tool to create sparks while working on a metal object.

Tim trained as an engineer, but then became a cartoonist, drawing the Rudiments of Wisdom for the Observer newspaper for 14 years. His next career was in television, writing and presenting three series called The Secret Life of Machines for Channel 4. He now works mainly for museums building interactive exhibits and curating and designing exhibitions.

Tim's Website

Tim is a longtime collaborator with the Exploratorium staff. He collaborated with Learning Studio staff as part of the PIE Network, and PIE Institute projects. In 2011, he was a featured maker in the Materiality: metal/wire event. In 2012, he returned to the Tinkering Studio to be a Featured Maker again, this time as part of the Open MAKE: Tools event.

Tim’s interview at Open MAKE: Tools