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, September 24 - Kinetic Sculpture
Sunday, September 25 - Chain Reaction
Saturday, October 15- 3D Printing
October 16 - Chain Reaction
Saturday, October 22 - Kinetic Sculpture
Sunday, October 23 - 3D Printing
Saturday, October 29 - Paper Circuits
Sunday, October 30 - Scratch
** Hyperloop is a concept to create a high speed transportation system. Explore the physics of magnetic fields behind the MIT Team's winning entry in the Hyperloop competition for proposals.
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.