LIFE SIZE BOARD GAMES
We believe that play is larger than life. Swing by this afternoon and create a life size board game of your choosing. It’ll be ten times larger and double the fun!
CPR (COMPUTER PARTS RESCUSITATION)
What to do with a dead computer? Bring it to life, of course! Tear apart old computers and put them back together in interesting and compelling ways. Inventors wanted!
SFX LAB: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF STAR WARS
Swing by Sparklelab in a galaxy not too far away. Build R2D2. Create your own light saber. Film your favorite scene from Star Wars and learn about special effects. May the force be with you!
MARIO KART BALLOON RACER CHALLENGE
Discover Newton’s third law of motion with Wario, Koopa, Toad, Princess Peach and the rest of the gang! Tinker. Build. Race. Be awesome!
PUMP UP THE VOLUME: DIY PLUSH SPEAKERS
Listening to music never looked so good. Swing by Sparklelab and learn to solder and build your own speakers, compatible with any phone or music player via an audio jack.
WIGGLE, SCRIBBLE SQUIGGLE BOTS
These hapless little robots dream of becoming artists one day. Make them smile by being their art mentor! Build your robot pal. Equip her with art materials. Teaching her how to draw all sorts of lines and shapes of various sizes, colors and styles. Fear not, for she is smart and quick to learn. And she does not bite!
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: THE ART OF THE MEME
Meme: A virally transmitted cultural symbol or social idea.
The challenge: Discover the technique of photo manipulation and master the art of conveying an idea with a single image and limited copy. Combine intellect, wit and social critique to create a meme that goes viral. The reward: Get 1,000 likes for your Meme in a week and get a free MakerLAB pass for the month of August.
Pong. Centipede. Pac-Man. Space Invaders. This workshop is both a tribute to classic arcade games and a challenge to create a tabletop arcade of the 21st century that runs on Raspberry Pi. Code. Solder. Build. Create.
FABLAB: 3D PRINTING CHALLENGE
In this three hour design jam, participants are challenged to design, model and print an object that harnesses the power of the wind.
RUBE GOLDBERG CHALLENGE
Rube Goldberg was a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist famous for his depictions of bizarre and complex contraptions that would perform simple tasks in convoluted ways. Through the Rube Goldberg challenge, kids design and build a series of devices that trigger one another in a domino effect. The result? Fun. Physics. A comedy of errors, breakthroughs and everything in between.