Hello!

 

Tinkerama is our initiative to help children (ages 6 - 15) learn science, math, and technology by building everything from circuits to airplanes from the ground up.

So… what do we do exactly?

 

We specialize in electronics, mechanics, coding, and creating fun! :). We are makers, whose sole purpose of existence is to create and be creative. You will find us conducting workshops around the city – in schools, in museums, and of course, we are regular exhibitors at fairs and tech festivals where you would get to see all the cool stuff we have created! We’ve also come up with some really cool kits that you can get to try hands-on learning at your pace!

 

What can we do for you?

 

We offer various hands-on courses, interactive and skill-building workshops (where you take home what you make!). If you’re representing a school, college, or company and would like to have a fun session on creative learning with electronics or maybe a serious course for over a period, do contact us. We’ll make it happen!

 

Do we look familiar?

 

You might have seen us at our Young Edison program we completed at Ekya Schools or our Summer camps at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technology Museum in Bangalore. You may even have seen us doing fun FREE masterclasses LIVE on Facebook and Instagram! :)

We are our team, and we’re grateful to have such an awesome one!

Smitha Pisupati
Founder
 

Our founder is an enthusiastic and passionate engineer and maker. She has an M.Tech from IISc, and experience working with children in Bangalore, and Bay Area, USA. She loves all things “making” and “teaching”. Tinkerama is her brainchild, and she hopes to make a real difference with it. In her increasingly disappearing spare time, she reads books, for herself, and her kid who’s already a bookworm like her!

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Guru Prasad

Co-Founder
 

A top-notch engineer with an M Tech from IISc, this natural problem solver and maker has many ideas up his sleeve. With his expertise, he’s rightly the mastermind behind the workshops conducted by Tinkerama. He works as a firmware engineer in Broadcom, and spends his spare time inventing toys for his 4 year old!

Shruti Shanbhag

Strategic Advisor

This product manager for Clevertap is a total business ninja. She has an MBA from ISB, Hyderabad, and is a serial entrepreneur! She’s applying her invaluable experience as Strategy Advisor to Tinkerama. She loves to write, and is currently working on some awesome children’s books!

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Ojasvi Gupta
Mentor

Ojasvi is an Electronics and Communication engineer who is also an excellent maker and tinkerer. She was invited to conduct a workshop and presentation in San Tiago, Chile on her program ‘Made By Her’ and presented a talk on the same at TGP 2017. A finalist for MIT Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 2016, Ojasvi is a very enthusiastic trainer and like all of us, a maker who spends most of her spare time tinkering around with stuff and writing extremely intuitive articles and blogs.

Shraddha Trivedi Doshi

Educator

She holds Engineering in Electronics and has a decade long career in Information Technology. She has been teaching Maths and Physics for over 8 years. A mother to 2 kids, she has found the perfect way to blend her love for science and creativity by engaging her son in simple scientific challenges. She believes children are their own scientists, and they love to explore their environment. 

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Kavitha Sukumar

Curriculum Developer

Hi there! I'm Kavitha Sukumar, mother of two, engineer, educator, montessorian and a lifelong learner. I have a B.E from MSRIT, Bangalore and a M.Ed from Loyola University, Maryland. I worked as a Software engineer for ten years before motherhood steered me towards my passion for childrens' education. I've worked as a Montessori Educator in Headstart, Bangalore and in San Diego. I love working on experiments and projects with my son who inspires me to build creative and hands- on teaching methods. 

Interns

Ambika Ahuja 

Social Media Intern

Ambika is a student in Communications and is pursuing her Masters's in Amsterdam. Her passion is to work in the field of social entrepreneurship and teaching. In her spare time, she volunteers to teach kids from underprivileged backgrounds and kids with special needs. She also has an artistic flair and loves to paint as a hobby. She finds a way to combine her creativity with her passion for teaching and knowledge of communication in her work.

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Namrata Satapathy

Website Design Intern

Namrata is an Engineer by Education, a UI/UX Designer by Profession, and a Photographer by Passion. Somedays she is an Artist too and every day a Dog lover. She gets up every day to read a design article just to fall in love with design a little bit more every day.


Everyday motto: Let the creARTivity flow in you!

Syed Umer Ahmed 

Intern

A UnderGrad student in Computer Science but a Space and Physics Enthusiast at heart. I believe in the art of imagination and, what is Physics but specs of imagination waiting to be made a fact. So when I'm not actively researching about space and physics you can find me lost in the made up world of Dungeons and Dragons and other TTRPGs actively trying to break the very laws that make our world. One thing I've learned in all my 19 years of life is, "Leave the world, better than you found it" and that's something I intend to do.

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