Ryan will be collaborating with Angela Sofia Lombardo for a hands-on workshop at Fablearn 2017 where participants will work together to build dancing robots using servo motors, LEDs, recycled materials and a special ‘low floor’ set up for Arduino that allows to experiment, discover and create without struggling with breadboards. Participants will use a visual programming environment (ScratchX) to control the Arduino and to add some music to their creations.
Description from the ASTC program website:
As making spaces pop-up in museums, new educational programs can result in entrepreneurial experiments, including tinkering trucks, vending machines, and websites. In this hand-on session, leaders from a variety of science centers big and small will share successes and failures for extending learning beyond the walls of the museum.
Ryan will be in Paris for an informal workshop with educators and makers at Espace de Sciences Pierre-Gilles des Gennes (ESPGG). We'll have a hands on tinkering experience messing around with drawing automata and will reflect together about creative learning.
The makerspace at the ECSITE (the European network of science centres and museums) conference offers chances to experiment with art, science and technology through drop-in hands-on activities and to hear from leaders in the making and tinkering movement in museums worldwide.
In this tinkering workshop, create a unique and beautiful light-up card as you explore high/low tech tools and materials used to create paper electronics.
Space is limited so sign up now!
As part of our tinkering residency at Chabot Space and Science Center, we'll be leading activities at the First Friday evening events! May's theme is "Bugs" and we will be exploring a new twist on a classic activity. Join us to construct bug bots that move in interesting ways and make amazing psychedelic art!
At the end of February we’re debuting the first iteration of ‘the idea store’ at the treasure island flea market. Come check out ‘idea repair kits’, ‘good idea’ activity spaces, ‘shared idea’ displays ‘bad ideas’ (now 50% off)!
February 25th and 26th, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA.
We’re helping our friends at Kit Lab celebrate the opening of their new space in Temescal and bringing our tiny tortilla printing press for a fun afternoon of art making and conversations about kits that support making and tinkering.
Saturday February 4th from 2:00-11:00 at 5447 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
UPDATE: Oakand First Fridays is cancelled on Feb 3rd due to bad weather!
We’ll be at Oakland First Fridays making some tiny art with a tortilla press in the backyard of our tiny makerspace. Make a print, share a print and leave a print in this fun, collaborative activity.
Friday, February 3rd 5:00-9:30 at Telegraph Ave from W Grand to 27th St.