Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3-D programs, chain reactions, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics. Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities, including:
3-D Printing and Design
Learn how to design in three dimensions using Tinkercad and explore how 3-D printers can turn digital models into reality.
Explore MIT’s App Inventor program and develop your own app for a smartphone or tablet.
Discover the potential of engineering improvisation as we tinker and create chain reaction contraptions.
Create a unique moving art piece engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages, and pulleys.
Use copper tape and LEDs to create your own artistic light-up cards, paper models, and more.
Programming with Scratch
Design your own simple video game or animation using the block-based programming language Scratch.
Saturday, August 20 - App Inventor
Sunday, August 21 - Programing with Scratch
Saturday, August 27 - 3-D Printing and Design
Sunday, August 28 - Kinetic Sculpture
Saturday, September 3 - Kinetic Sculpture
Sunday, September 4 - Kinetic Sculpture
Saturday, September 10 - App Inventor
Sunday, September 11 - 3D Printing and Design
Saturday, September 17 - Data Sculpture *
Sunday, September 18 - Paper Circuits
Saturday, September 24 - Kinetic Sculpture
Sunday, September 25 - Chain Reaction
Saturday, October 1 - 3D Printing and Design
Sunday, October 2 - Kinetic Sculpture
Saturday, October 8 - Paper Circuits
* Data Sculpture: In this special Idea Hub session Rahul Bhargava, a Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Civic Media, will show us methods to work with data to tell stories in creative ways.
Free with museum admission and appropriate for ages 12 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities are determined based on staff availability and are subject to change.