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Sep 23
Build a Custom Keyboard with C-Keys
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn the basics of keyboard electronics, microcontrollers, and soldering in this collaborative workshop with C-Keys, Seattle's number one community for keyboard enthusiasts! Leave the workshop with your own 4x4 USB keyboard, which we'll flash with your choice of a number pad, emoji keyboard (Linux and Windows only), or midi ccontroller. 

This take-home workshop is suitable for visitors 12+ years and up. All supplies and tools provided. All participants must sign a waiver in order to use soldering irons.

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$62 for Non-Members  |  $50 for Members

Sep 23
Designing for 3D Printing
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come create your own 3D designs for one of the fastest growing engineering tools out there—the 3D Printer! In this workshop, students will use TinkerCAD to learn some of the fundamentals of designing good and fast prints out of our army of MakerBots. 

This workshop is suitable for kids 8+ years and up. All tech included—participants should set up a free TinkerCAD account before arriving at the workshop with a personal or parent email.

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$24 for Non-Members | $12 for Members

*Price includes museum admission, instruction, & supply costs.

Sep 24
Minecraft Modding
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Forge a new mission by creating your own Minecraft mod using Raspberry Pi and Python. Meet up with other Minecrafters as you learn about Minecraft modding and design your own challenges, characters, and more. 

This program is for Minecraft enthusiasts 10+ years.

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$30 | $18 for Members
Take My Project Home! - Add $44 + tax

*Price includes museum admission, instruction, and supply costs. 
Sep 28
Office Hours
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pack up the tools and come on in! Meet up with other hobbyists and the LCM+L team in the Labs at our weekly Office Hours to work on your personal projects. Hardware or software, incomplete or pristine, we welcome projects of all kinds. 

Sep 30
Ozobot Smart City!
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Beep beep! Move over---driverless cars are coming to our streets! Help us build a Smart City made just for them, complete with buildings, highways, and all the rules we'll need to keep both robots and humans safe on the roads. This is going to be a big project, so all hands on deck! 

This workshop is suitable for visitors 5 - 9 years of age. Younger children welcome with an Adult.

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$18 for Non-Members | $6 for Members
Sep 30
Scratch Retro-Gaming: Space Invaders!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In our Scratch Retro-Gaming Workshop series, YOU recreate the 8-bit classics. Use MIT's popular free programming platform, Scratch, to write and debug scripts, learn basic coding rules and jargon, and use simple game theory to create one of the most famous arcade games of all time: Space Invaders!

This 2-hour introductory workshop would benefit from a basic understanding of Cartesian Coordinates (x and y). Students 10-15 years are welcome, no experience or technology needed. Interested participants can create their own online Scratch accounts for the workshop here with a personal or parent email.

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$18 for Non-Members | $6 for Members

Sep 30
Do Androids Dream of Living Computers?
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tickets Available Now (see ticketing link)

This homage to Blade Runner takes place one week before Blade Runner 2049 premieres in theaters. This event will be an atmospheric experience for guests to explore the ethical puzzle of AI technology through immersive performances, interactive 80s tech, workshops, screenings, and engagement in activities that will leave you questioning whether you are Human or Replicant. 

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Oct 5
Classic Movie Night - Desk Set (1957)
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
The first film in our three-part Movie Night series featuring mainframe computing in classic films!

In this romantic comedy, Katharine Hepburn’s life as a research librarian is disrupted when efficiency expert Spencer Tracy installs the fictional supercomputer EMERAC, to presumably replace her reference department with an “electronic brain”.

Closed captioning available.

Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance. Reserved seating cannot be guaranteed after 6:00 pm.

RSVP here.

Included with Free Admission (First Thursdays) | Free for Members

Oct 7
Scout Day!
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Grab your vests - we’ve made a day just for scouts! Come in, geek out, & claim your special Living Computers badge anytime on Saturday, October 7th. Plus, you can also find a slew of activities & special workshops for troops (advance registration required, contact us at labs@livingcomputers.org for details!)

Admission: $12 per scout | Free for Members
Admission + Workshop: $18 per scout | $6 for Members

Bringing the Whole Troop? – For every group of 20 scouts, we’ll waive admission for up to 4 Adult Chaperones. LCM+L requires an adult-to-child ratio of 1:5 for children under 10 years, and 1:8 for children ages 11-17 years. All chaperones must be 18 years or older.

AVAILABLE WORKSHOP OPTIONS – Contact labs@livingcomputers.org
Advance registration required, especially for whole troop reservations. Payment for all programs is due day-of at the latest.

Robot Mini Golf!
Session I: 10:30 – 12:30   |   Session II: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Design and build a Brush Bot in this fun, tinkering-style electronics workshop for kids 6-10 years! Using common household materials, scouts will invent a minimalistic lil’ bot to complete a mini-golf style obstacle course.
Time Frame: 2 hours
Best Age: 6-8 years
Great for Badges on: Design Thinking, Invention, Mechanical Engineering, Circuits/Electricity

Retro Video Game Design
Session I: 1:00 – 4:00  
Using MIT's popular free programming platform, Scratch, this program helps scouts recreate one of the most famous arcade games of all time: Pac-Man! Combining basic coding and game theory with just a hint of intellectual property law, this three-hour workshop will have scouts working in teams to build an online project they can revise again and again.
Time Frame: 3 hours
Best Age: 9 - 12 years
Great for Badges on: Design Thinking, Coding, Game Theory, Digital Design

Designing for 3D Printing
Session I: 1:30 – 3:30  
Come create your own 3D designs for one of the fastest growing engineering tools out there—the 3D Printer! In this workshop, students will use the free online tool, TinkerCAD, to learn how to get good and fast prints out of our army of MakerBots.
Time Frame: 2 hours
Best Age: 8 - 10 years
Great for Badges on: Engineering, Modeling, Digital Design, Invention

Cardboard Computers
Session I: 10:30 – 11:30   |   Session II: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Learn all about what makes up a computer by building your own laser-cut motherboard! Add some RAM, plug in your monitor, and make sure that processor is in before taking your Cardboard Computer home.
Time Frame: 1 hours
Best Age: 6-10 years
Great for Badges on: Hardware, Computer Expert, Circuits/Electricity

Featured News
From the Garage to the iMac: 1976-1999

Living Computers: Museum + Labs presents From the Garage to the iMac: 1976-1999, a new exhibition focusing on the first two decades of Apple Computers. Featuring a one-of-a-kind demonstration Apple I that lived on Steve Job’s office shelf until 1985, Living Computers will house the world’s only operable Apple I available for use by the public.

Opening Friday, April 14th.