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Nov 22
Paper Circuits
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us and discover the wonderful world of paper circuits at Living Computers! Build simple circuits, explore electricity, and create a whole mess of cool projects from light-up door signs to LED paper dolls. 

This program is appropriate for kids 8+ years (younger kids welcome with an Adult).

Register here
$18 | $6 for Members

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

Nov 23
CLOSED for THANKSGIVING
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
In observance of the holiday, we’re shutting down for the day & taking a moment to be thankful for the amazing year we’ve had and all the great members & guest who made it possible!
Nov 24
#OptOutside at the Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Take a break from Black Friday shopping & spend a day at Living Computers! With tons of new content & hands-on experiences, you’ll have a blast with the whole family. Plus, you can always snag some geeky gifts from the tech store, too!

All Ages  
$12 | Free for Members
Nov 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. 

Space is limited! To register, call our front desk at 206-342-2020.
$18 | $6 for Members

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

Nov 25
Home Automated Server
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The world of IOT can be confusing and expensive, but it doesn't have to be. The key to any easy to use and secure smart home is having a good server that can unify your stuff. Enter Home Assistant!
 
In this workshop geared towards adults 16+, we will show you how to set up your own Home Automation server to connect and control all of your devices. Each student will learn how to install and setup Hass.io, for use on a Raspberry Pi3, and take home their newly setup SD card. From there you just put the SD card into any Rasperry Pi, connect it to your home network via ethernet, and you are ready to control any of the 800+ devices supported by Home Assistant.
 
Why have your own IOT server you ask?
  • Keeping your data local gives you in control and maintains privacy
  • Increased security due to root access being available to local network users only
  • Not requiring the use of your internet connection to control devices while in your home
  • User interface runs on any device that has a web browser
  • The ability to use DIY hardware with local MQTT service for low price chips like ESP8266, NodeMCU, and Huzzah.
You will take home a fully configured microSD card to use in your own Raspberry Pi (available for purchase if desired.) Home Assistant uses Python and YAML files for configuration, so no special software is required other than a text editor and a web browser. Experience with Python is also not necessary.

Register here
$30 | $18 for Members
Take A Raspberry Pi3 too! - Add $44 + tax
Nov 25
Kit Build! Adafruit LED Goggles
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The season is here and Halloween approaches. You've got your costume but what about the accessories?! Kill two ravens with one stone and learn how to solder while you create your newest costume headpiece - a wicked pair of Adafruit LED Goggles - in this 2-hour entry level workshop. Space is limited for this take-home activity.

Visitors 12+ years are welcome, as this kit requires both soldering and basic programming in C++.  

Register here
$52 | $40 for Members

*Price includes museum admission, instruction, and take-home supply costs. Adults attending to provide supervision are not charged Workshop admission.

Nov 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. 

Dec 2
STAR WARS Adventure Day!
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
In a museum far, far away… we’re celebrating Star Wars with a day of all-ages activities, live demos, and a screening of The Force Awakens.

We’ll be joined by 501st Legion, Jet City Saber Guild, the Droid Builders Club, and Ewok Builders Club as they present a range of technical demonstrations, pro Jedi (or Empire) fighting tips, and tons of photo opportunities. Make your own light up wearable in the DIY Paper Circuit activity, cut out a Star-Wars-themed snowflake in the Holiday Special corner, or show off your cosplay creations in the Costume Parade. Then, end the afternoon with a screening of The Force Awakens and get hyped up for the release of The Last Jedi on December 15th.

Don’t miss your chance to see the computers strike back at Star Wars Adventure Day!

Register Here
$12 Admission | Free for Members
All Ages
Dec 3
Member Appreciation & Renewals
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join us on Sunday, Dec. 3rd as we celebrate YOU - our members - with a day of activities, prizes, and your favorite Living Computers exhibits, content, and benefits. Drop-in to our "Best of" Workshop and experience our top classes and projects from the past year or venture over to tables with our friends from Flying Heritage Combat & Armor Museum (FHCAM) and the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop). Feeling lucky? Enter the raffle for a chance to win a special gift. With dozens of prizes, there's a huge chance you could go home with a brand new gadget!
 
Plus, easily renew your membership with the help of friendly, on-hand staff and enjoy a special LCM+L mug (while supplies last) included with your in-person renewal. As usual, we'll also send you home with a set of member swag, guest passes, and more. We've got a new temporary exhibit, Tiny, Hidden, Everywhere: The Microchip, and tons of new content on the 2nd floor - so make sure to stick around and explore the museum too.
 
Don't miss out on this chance to experience the full range of your Living Computers membership benefits! We continue to be amazed at the support we receive from you in the community, and we hope that you can join us as we say "Thank You!"
 
Register Here
Free for Members
Dec 7
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. 

Dec 7
Classic Movie Night - Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
The final film in our three-part Movie Night series featuring mainframe computing in classic films!

In Stanley Kubrick’s satirical dark comedy about the Cold War, a rogue United States Air Force general orders first strike nuclear attack on the Soviet Union – which will in turn trigger the computer network auto-detonation of a doomsday device.

Closed captioning available.

RSVP here.

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

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