Taj Pabari and The Fiftysix Creations team want to turn children from consumers into creators

Taj had a simple dream as a young kid: to change the world! Actually. He even googled it.

At the ripe old age of thirteen, Taj set about making a device that could inspire young children to not just use computers and tablets, but to learn how they actually worked. Through lots of designing, making and refining Taj created the Fiftysix tablet.

Disassembled Fiftysix Creations tablet showing the various components

The tablet itself consists of a battery, camera, motherboard, SD card and a bunch of flex cables that all click together to create a fully functioning tablet computer. The device comes pre-loaded with applications that take you on a programming and coding adventure as soon as you’ve clicked everything together.

This was a long and hard process for Taj. When he set out on this adventure he had no idea what he was getting himself in for, but by surrounding himself with the right people, backing himself and persisting despite setbacks he was able to create something truly amazing. At just 16 years of age, Taj now manages a business that has staff in Australia, England, China and America and produces a product that could completely change how we learn about technology.

Taj’s story is an impressive one – but not an impossible one. If you have a passion then back yourself. Surround yourself with people you can learn from and just have a go.

Do you want to learn how to code? Start here. Want to learn more about Taj and Fiftysix Creations? Check out their website. Are you an Enterprising Australian? Tell us your story.

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