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Automata: Build a Better Book

The Build a Better Book Project is all about developing and making stories using anything but written words. These stand alone weekend workshops will utilize different maker technologies to develop multi-modal means of story telling. Technologies covered: 3D design and printing, laser cutting, simple machines, electronics, and pop-up books. 

This week: Automata

Join us for this paper engineering workshop and make the action in your book come to life! We’ll explore gears and mechanisms and put these simple machines together to create moving masterpieces. We will use resources from a CU design lab to help us visualize our designs, exploring how gears and contraptions create different types of movement. Then we will look at action in books and bring it to life using cardboard and other materials to make our own moving machines. Tech Focus: engineering, simple machines.

Appropriate for ages 11-18. Space is limited, registration required.

All attendees must fill out our Acknowledgement of Risk and Release Form prior to use of makerspace.

This program is funded by the National Science Foundation. Documentation during the program will be used for research purposes.

Sunday, Mar 5 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm
BLDG 61 Makerspace
Main Library
Audience - Teens STEAM Workshop
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