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Mar 25
Programming Hardware 101
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Calling Arduino newbies! Join Richard Albritton 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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$12 Admission  |  Free for Members

Mar 30
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. 

Mar 31
Barbie Tech Dreamhouse
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Latest event information HERE.
Tickets available for purchase here!

Tickets $12
21+ Event

Barbie's been ahead of the game for decades, and now we enter her tiny world with life-size tech and larger than life entertainment for the Barbie Tech Dreamhouse party March 31st.
 
Hosted by drag superstar Robbie Turner and featuring a Barbie costume contest, see the history of women in computing through the Barbie lens!
Apr 1
Barbie Daytime Playtime
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join LCM+L for a day of Barbie-themed workshops, activities, and playtime. Dress up your doll and bring her to the museum for coding, gaming, prototyping, and more. Take a stroll through the exhibits or spend all your time tinkering in the Labs – it’s up to you! This event is open to all gender identities, but all programming workshops will be taught by women.

Featuring:
- Light Up Paper Dolls
- Breadboarding (Girls Only)
- Breadboarding (Girls + Boys)

Free 

Apr 1
Arduino Day!
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Arduino has become the goto microcontroller for educators and hardware developers alike. April 1st is International Arduino Day and we invite you all to come and join us from 11am to 3:30pm in Lab C for a day of celebration.

We have demos and a few experts to show off the latest Arduino based projects for wearable tech, IOT, Robotics and more. Experts and newbs are welcome

Free

 

Apr 1
Ms. PacMan Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Recreate the sequential thinking behind Ms. Pac-Man, as part of Living Computers' Barbie Daytime Playtime event! Using MIT's popular free programming platform, Scratch, boys and girls team up to write and debug scripts,learn basic coding rules and jargon, and use simple game theory to create a fun downloadable game they can play over and over again. 

This 2-hour workshop would benefit from a basic understanding of Cartesian Coordinates (x and y). Students 9+ years are welcome, no experience or technology needed. 

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Free for Members  |  $12 Admission

Apr 6
Movie Night - Hidden Figures
6:00 PM - 8:10 PM
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle MonĂ¡e) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

Nominated for 3 Oscars with another 27 wins & 66 nominations. This film is rated PG.

RSVP here.
Apr 8
Encore - Hidden Figures
1:00 PM - 3:10 PM
This encore presentation of Hidden Figures will be followed by a Q&A panel discussing women of color in film.

Our guests will be Abie Ekenezar (BabsEk Productions, Babs Cosplay, Co-Writer at Zombie Orpheus Productions), Chelsea Olson (Electrical Product Safety Policy Manager, Amazon), Ashley Noelle Jackson (The Fearless Actress), Amanda Truax (Actress) and Ashley Verhoff (Aerospace Engineer).

RSVP here. Regular museum admission rates apply.
Barbie Gets with the Program
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While it may seem radical to imagine Barbie computing in the ’70s, the computer science field was actually far more gender balanced four decades ago than it is today. Experience the history of gender and computing through the lens of computer playsets from the 1970’s to today. Each is paired with the operable machines that inspired them.

Open April 1, 2017- September 3rd, 2017


 

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Nov 18


Living Computers: Museum + Labs has expanded. A new gallery of rotating exhibits puts today’s computer technology in the context of how it’s being used to tackle real-world issues. Connect with robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars and digital art.

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LCM+L Minecraft
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Visit mc.livingcomputers.org to sign up.

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