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Aug 23
Intro to BBC Micro:bit
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Get to know the newest microcontroller on the block in this fun coding workshop! Using engineering and programming to build and code, we'll introduce you to the basics of using a BBC Micro:bit. Learn how to use your BBC micro:bit ito program LEDs, sensors, and more. This course uses a free, online block-based interface to introduce kids 9-15 years old to Javascript.

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$24 | $12 for Members
Take My Project Home! - Add $20 + tax

*Price includes museum admission, instruction, and take-home supply costs. 

Aug 24
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 | $6 for Members

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

Aug 24
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. 

Aug 25
Creating Worlds with Kodu
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Design games and program characters using Kodu, a wonderful platform for budding coders 6-10 years old. Kodu Programming tiles allow interaction with both the Gamepad and Micro:bit. Learn to design worlds and program character movement using the accelerometer, jump and interact with objects using button press, display animations, and scroll text on the screen.

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$18 for Non-Members | $6 for Members

*Price includes museum admission, instruction, and supply costs. 
Aug 26
SODO Summer Session
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Close out the season with SODO Summer Session – a FREE block party featuring food, games, and all-ages entertainment. 

Located just south of the stadiums, this community fair brings together the best of SODO – from food trucks and robots to breweries and flea market finds. Spend the day enjoying the latest local talent, live DJ sets from C89.5 Public Radio, local SODO vendors, a drone arena, and a 21+ area featuring Roomba beer pong (seriously). Plus, stop by Living Computers: Museum + Labs for 50% off admission and enjoy two movie screenings: Big Hero 6 (2PM) & War Games (7PM).

Performances by: The Flavr Blue (DJ Set), Eagle Teeth, Falon Sierra, Area of Defect, Golden Idols, The Warren G. Hardings, and Molly Lewis. 

For more details, visit SODOSummerSession.com

Presented by Living Computers: Museum + Labs, SODO BIA, and SODO Flea.
Aug 30
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.

Aug 31
Intro to Arduino
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn how to use Arduino microcontrollers to build electronic devices! We'll cover what Arduino microcontrollers are and how to program them, then use our knowledge to build a theramin, an electronic instrument that reacts to light.

This program requires basic algebra and is designed for visitors 12+ years. All participants leave with an Arduino Uno.

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$54 | $42 for Members

*Price includes museum admission, instruction, and take-home hardware costs. 

Sep 1
Scratch Retro Gaming: Pac-Man
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In our Scratch Retro-Gaming Workshop series, YOU recreate the 8-bit classics. Boys and girls 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: Pac-Man.

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. Interested participants can create their own online Scratch accounts for the workshop here with a personal or parent email.

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$18 | $6 for Members

*Price includes museum admission, instruction, & supply costs.
Sep 2
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Robot lovers and hackers unite for your newest project: the Hack-E-Bot! Part robot build, part computer hack -  use engineering, electronics, and programming to create a simple but insanely fun robot buddy. Start by assembling your robot with zip ties and screws, and then wire up a breadboard to connect the power supply and microcontroller. We'll show you how to use Arduino to program Hack-E-Bot to move anywhere we ask him to go. Then, add sensors to help Hack-E-Bot interact with the real world. From construction to customization, this little robot has sometime for every computer science fan, and with an array of upgrade options like logic chips and wireless controls, this is one project that will keep you tinkering for hours. 

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$66 | $54 for Members

*Price includes museum admission, instruction, and take-home supply costs. 
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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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.

Barbie Gets with the Program

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