2012 Meet the Makers: Mad Science

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Get a sneak preview of Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire by category each day until the big day, Sept. 22nd! Today’s featured category is Mad Science.

Explore this eclectic bunch of inventors, mathematicians, programmers and artists whose projects will fascinate and inspire you – from the genius of a tiny engine powered by the warmth of a palm to the wonder of Ben Sak’s ultralight rubber-band powered planes. Oh, and if you see some kids roaming the Faire dressed like giant planets? Just a stroke of mad science from ASSEMBLE.

“A Toy That Makes You Think” from Cognitive Tool & Die

Digital Dream Lab
Try this interactive museum exhibit to explore basic computer programming principles

F1D Flying
I will demonstrate the art of building and flying ultra-lightweight rubber band powered indoor free flight airplanes.

Hot Air Engines
A display of low temperature hot air Stirling engines.

Planets Parade / Planet Making **
Invent and name your own Extrasolar Planet, inspired by the Planet Parade. The Planet Parade were participants in a large planet making workshop that involved paper mache, sweat, glue and e-textiles at ASSEMBLE.

Visit Spark to learn how the Kids+Creativity Network is empowering children and youth through the creative use of technology, media, and the arts.

** denotes MAKESHOP Maker Micro Grant Recipients funded generously by The Grable Foundation and The Pittsburgh Foundation with support from The Sprout Fund.

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