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Jun 22
Breadboarding 101
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Discover how engineers and inventors prototype all their wacky and wild electronics ideas! In this workshop, we'll learn how breadboards work and how to use them to build simple circuits. 

This workshop is suitable for visitors 10+ years.

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$24 for Non-Members | $12 for Members

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

Jun 22
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. 

Jun 23
Micro:bit Insects & Inchworms
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Using engineering and programming to build and code, we'll make robots with household items! Learn how to convert your BBC micro:bit into Insect and Inchworm Robots using pins, alligator clips, and servos. This course uses a block-based interface to introduce kids to Javascript.

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$38 for Non-Members | $26 for Members

*Price includes museum admission, instruction, and take-home supply costs. 
Jun 24
Kit Build! - Simon Says
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Get started soldering in this 2-hour entry level workshop using SparkFun's Simon Says kit that includes LEDs, resistors, and even a microcontroller. Space is limited for this take-home activity. Kids 7+ years are welcome, but must come with an Adult.  

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$62 for Non-Members | $50 for Members

*Price includes museum admission, instruction, and take-home supply costs. Adults attending to provide supervision are not charged Workshop admission.
Jun 25
Scratch Retro-Gaming: Frogger
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CANCELLED
Please check back soon for rescheduled programs!
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In our Scratch Retro-Gaming Workshop series, YOU recreate the 8-bit classics. Students will 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: Frogger.

Jun 28
Programming Hardware 101
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Calling Arduino newbies! Join us for a workshop on the basics of coding for Adafruit’s Circuit Playground. Using the pre-configured hardware that exists on this pocket-sized microcontroller, students will learn concepts like conditional logic, data manipulation, and data visualization in this 2-hour introductory workshop.

This workshop is requires a basic knowledge of algebraic functions. Students 13 years or older welcome. All tech included, bring only enthusiasum.

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$24 for Non-Members | $12 for Members
Take My Project Home! - Add $22

*Price includes museum admission, instruction, and supply costs. 
Jun 29
Robot Mini Golf
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Design and build a Brush Bot in this fun, tinkering-style workshop for kids 7-11 years! Using common household materials, participants will build a minimalistic lil’ bot to complete a mini-golf style obstacle course. Every workshop is just a little different--beginners and repeat visitors welcome in this workshop all about mechanical design and electronic prototyping. 

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$18 for Non-Members | $6 for Members

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

Jun 30
Raspberry Pi Jam: Minecraft Modding
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CANCELLED
Please check back soon for rescheduled programs!
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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. 
Jul 1
Designing for 3D Printing
10:30 AM - 12:30 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.

Register here
$24 for Non-Members | $12 for Members

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

Jul 6
Movie Night - Thank You For Playing
6:15 PM - 7:35 PM
When Ryan, a video game designer, learns that his young son Joel has cancer, he and his wife begin documenting their emotional journey in the form of an unusual and poetic video game. The result is a game called "That Dragon, Cancer" - an astoundingly honest and innovative work of art about the universal complexity of grief. Thank You For Playing follows Ryan and his family over two years, offering an intimate, revolutionary glimpse into how the fusion of art and technology - in this case, a video game - can document profound human experiences in the modern age.

For more information, click here.

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

Jul 8
Encore - Movie Night - Thank You For Playing
2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
This is an encore presentation.

When Ryan, a video game designer, learns that his young son Joel has cancer, he and his wife begin documenting their emotional journey in the form of an unusual and poetic video game. The result is a game called "That Dragon, Cancer" - an astoundingly honest and innovative work of art about the universal complexity of grief. Thank You For Playing follows Ryan and his family over two years, offering an intimate, revolutionary glimpse into how the fusion of art and technology - in this case, a video game - can document profound human experiences in the modern age.

For more information, click here.

Closed captioning available.

Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance. Reserved seating cannot be guaranteed after 1:45 pm.

RSVP here.

Included with Admission ($12) | Free for Members

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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.


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