Projects

Sewn Circuits

During this activity, you’ll construct a working and wearable circuit. You’ll experiment with a battery, conductive thread, conductive tape and an LED to learn how to connect a circuit, and then design a way for it to work on a wrist cuff, a badge, or any other wearable item. Tools such as pliers, scissors and sewing needles...

Cardboard Automata

Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.

Chain Reaction

Rube Goldberg-inspired cause and effect contraptions using everyday materials and found objects.

Circuit Boards

Tinker with electricity using common objects: batteries, lights, buzzers, motors, switches, etc.

Digital Bling

Adorn your body with electrifyingly awesome jewelry that you build yourself.

Light Painting

Create striking images and illusions using nothing more than a camera, a light source, and a little practice.

Light Play

Explore light, shadow, and motion using a variety of simple materials and light sources.

Marble Machines

A Marble Machine is a creative ball-run contraption made from familiar materials.

Musical Bench

This exhibit makes music when people touch, kiss, or hold hands.

Paper Circuits

Make simple or complex electrical circuits on a flat piece of paper!

Plastic Fusing

Turn old plastic bags into beautiful new fabrics that you can use to make a variety of fashionable items.

Scribbling Machines

Make a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace its path.

Sewn Circuits

Watch your friends’ eyes light up, as you light up the LED on your clothing just by wearing it!

Squishy Circuits

Use homemade conductive and resistant play-doh to build electronic sculptures that light up, move, and make sounds.

Toy Take Apart

Do you ever wonder what’s inside your toys? You’ll make some exciting and surprising discoveries!

Wind Tubes

Explore moving air, wind, and aerodynamics with a variety of everyday objects.