Inventors, innovators, and makers are invited to Discovery Cube to practice and develop their skills during Inventors Week! Aspiring inventors can observe the flow of electricity and learn how circuits power every day devices; design, build and test a parachute; explore the Makey Makey and use innovative thinking to create a microcontroller; plus, design and build a hoop glider!
Experiment with gravity, surface area and engineering while designing a hoop glider and testing it through an obstacle course.
Practice your innovative skills by engineering a touchpad using everyday objects and an online program.
Explore the power of electricity while learning about short-circuits, current, and how switches work.
Design and build a parachute that will stay in the air with the longest “hang-time”.
Meet the Makers
July 8, 2017
R2-D2 Builders Club| 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Enjoy a unique look at robotics with a replica R2-D2 and other The R2 Builders Club is a not-for-profit fan-based organization dedicated to building accurate replica R2 units as seen in the Star Wars movies. Club members are hobbyists that share information and help each other over the Internet. Club droids can often be seen at conventions, charity events, and even official Disney/Lucasfilm events. Over 9000 members have joined the club since its founding in 1999. The club’s website is http://www.astromech.net.
reDiscover Center| 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Tinker, build, and be creative with reusable materials with the reDiscover Center! reDiscover Center is a STEM and art education non-profit that builds future engineers and artists by giving kids extensive tool experience and opportunities to build creative things. reDiscover Center runs hands-on workshops, camps, and after school programs for kids and adults focusing on creativity, STEM, art, and environmental stewardship. reDiscover Center is located in Mar Vista and Pasadena.
July 9, 2017
CSUN Steel Bridge | 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Examine a 20ft steel bridge and 19ft canoe built by CSUN students who entered the annual Steel Bridge Project. The Steel Bridge Project is a part of an annual competition held by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as well as the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and invites student teams from across the country participate. Every year, a certain scenario is presented in which students must apply the knowledge gained through their academic careers in order to meet the design specifications of the project. Students design, fabricate, and construct a bridge to enter the competition while developing leadership and teamwork skills and exploring engineering. Student engineers will be available to talk about their designs, the competition, and help answer engineering questions.
*Activities and presentations subject to change without notice.