Learn all about the physics of flight, basic circuitry, Arduinos and controlling motors by building your own cheap, easy to build, open-source, fully-functional air-crafts, hovercrafts & quadcopters. Come build one with us! Also come learn about our kickstarter project, TeslaTruck, a mobile maker-space for the masses!
Flynn's Cooperative Phonograph uses forgotten 19th century audio tech in a sculpted experience cooperative that fosters a sense of community in public spaces.
Kraftwurx provides a platform that empowers everyone to create, showcase, buy and sell personalized products with 3D printing. We envision a world where the power to create and manufacture is placed in the hands of everyday people.
The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style show, original Musical score by the one woman band Esmerelda Strange, Sexy Mice can-can dancers, clown workers, acrobatic hi jinks, and other spectacular scenes dedicated to the pursuit of spectacle-laden fun!
We will show an automated plant growing system, classroom physics sensors, wind and solar energy projects, water quality sensors, air quality sensors, magnetic field visualizations, and a DIY spectrophotometer.
Centennial Challenges is NASA's multi-million-dollar prize competition program that engages citizen inventors, academia and small businesses to solve problems that benefit NASA and the nation. Program Manager Sam Ortega will be speaking in a panel discussion — NASA: Challenging America To Invent — and the program will have an exhibit space throughout the event.
The Nerdy Derby is a no-rules miniature car building and racing competition inspired by the Cub Scouts' Pinewood Derby. It is a creative teaching platform for kids to stay activity curious and get immediate tangible results.
Many of us have more stuff than we know what to do with. We use our space to store our stuff. Then we go looking for wholesome activities to do with the kids. Look within. There's a whole treasure-trove of fun to be had taking old things apart, fixing them, and building something new. In this environment, thinking, conversing, learning, and creativity will abound. The stuff that's draining you will suddenly be filling you up.
Common household appliances break or become obsolete. Good materials get used once or not at all. See this everyday stuff reincarnated, better than ever, into exhibits that showcase unusual physics phenomena.
What is real? What is a hologram? In this exhibit we'll examine how three dimensional laser holograms can take the place of real physical objects under 3D microscopic examination. It's an amazing world of itsy-bitsy. Can YOU tell what is real? Saturday only.