PIE@Exploratorium's Toy Automata WorkshopAll Day Saturday only
Location: Fiesta Hall WorkshopIn this open workshop, developed by the Playful Invention and Exploration program, as part of Exploratorium's Learning Studio, learn to create working automata out of simple parts and hot glue. Toy automata are delightful, wind-up or hand-crank machines that preceded the age of electronic toys. It's a fun way to learn about simple machines and mechanical models. This is a drop-in workshop with room for 12-15 participants at one time. It will take about 20 minutes to make your own automata to take home.
Related site: http://www.exploratorium.edu/ls/
Karen Wilkinson, Mike Petrich, Nicole Minor, & Walter Kitundu