Prism gyroscope

Exhibit

The prism gyroscope combines optics and mechanical motion on a large scale.rnrnThe prisms refract light and move to change the amount of refraction.rnThe gyroscope can be spun manually to observe the rotating refraction.




Singing Laserium

Exhibit

The Singing Laserium is a mechanical visualization of song. You sing into either (or both for a duet) of the cans to modulate the path of the laser beam. Watch the patterns you create on the wall behind the display.




Amazing Science

Presenter

Giant 18 inch diameter smoke rings traveling 30 feet or more, bubbling liquids changing colors, and spheres that seem to float in mid air are just a few of the amazing science spectacles that will fascinate all ages. Build your own to entertain small groups of friends or audiences at a science fair. Spectators will gain insight into how to build the apparatus.



NASA Centennial Challenges

Exhibit

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.


Life-Size Mousetrap

Exhibit

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!




Open your Garage and Open Kids’ Minds

Presenter

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.





RADIATION-WATCH.ORG

Exhibit

Radiation-watch.org is an open and non-profit project to develop cheap and smart radiation detector. The project is supported by volunteer scientists, engineers and designers.



Schrodinger

Exhibit

Schrodinger is an exercise in frustrated observation. The closer you inspect the piece, the lower the lights will fall and your reflection will obscure the contents. In sum, there is nothing to see here.