INNOVATOR WORKSHOP: DIY

Circuit Bender Workshop | Sunday, January 6, 12:00-2:00pm

Where: Children’s Creativity Museum 221 Fourth St. 
San Francisco, CA 94103 
(415) 820-3320

Interested in robotics? Join the DIY team for this Brushbots Workshop. Learn to convert old household items into your very own robot. These mini-robots are easy to build, customizable, and fun to race! All materials will be provided, and the workshop is free with paid general admission. See you there!


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 ’London Underground Circuit Maps’ by Yuri Suzuki

Responding to ‘thrift’ as a theme, Suzuki’s work explores communication systems in consumer electronics. A printed circuit board (PCB) is used as a precedent for developing a electrical circuit influenced by Harry Beck’s iconic London underground map diagrams. By strategically positioning certain speaker, resistor and battery components throughout the map, users can visually understand the complex networks associated with electricity and how power is generated within a radio. 

Map your land and become a Cartographer.

1 year ago 27 notes

Motherboard Earth by Alain Bousque:

Encoded in our DNA is the organic circuitry of life, programming everything from our physical structure to the hardwired commands needed to run, fight, or play. Alain’s series of interlaced circuits create a user interface for the abstract ideas we use to build our world.

ArtistBehance / Website

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E-volo Personal Helicoptor:

The ‘e-volo' multicopter is a prototype personal transport vehicle, steerable via joystock and powered by sixteen propellers to hover in the air. a team of german professionals— physicist Thomas Senkel, programmer Stephan Wolf, and designer Philipp Halisch, as well as Alexander Zosel— have just completed the first prototype and test flight of the craft, which they imagine for use towards entertainment purposes, aerial photography and inspection, and short-distance travel.

A great inspiration for designing your own vehicle and becoming a Transport Engineer.

1 year ago 578 notes

Spherical Glass Solar Energy Generator

Eking out more power from solar cells is an ongoing challenge for scientists, and now architect André Broessel has developed a spherical glass energy generator that’s said to improve efficiency by 35 percent. Acting as a lens, the rig’s large water-filled orb concentrates diffused daylight or moonlight onto a solar cell with the help of optical tracking to harvest electricity. In certain configurations, the apparatus can be used for solar thermal energy generation and even water heating. 

A great inspiration for making your own solar concentrator and becoming a Solar Engineer.

1 year ago 47 notes

MaKey MaKey:  An Invention Kit for Everyone

Let’s say you load up a piano. Then, instead of using the computer keyboard buttons to play the piano, you can hook up the MaKey MaKey to something fun, like bananas, and the bananas become your piano keys. MaKey MaKey lets you turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween.  A great inspiration for becoming a Musician.

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