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
Nonscriptum LLC | July 1, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Explore 3D printing and enjoy demonstrations from the Hacker Calculus Project – a project designed to teach core concepts of calculus with a hands-on approach and the help of a 3D printer. Nonscriptum LLC (www.nonscriptum.com) teaches people about maker technologies like 3D printing, Arduinos, and fashion tech. Co-founders Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron have also written six books for Apress about these topics.
OC Module Railroaders Inc. | July 1 – 9, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
The overriding purpose remains the same: take the world’s greatest hobby of model railroading to the public by setting up operating displays at museums, fairs, seasonal exhibitions, shopping malls, model railroad shows and conventions around the Southland. This fulfills OC Module Railroaders Inc.’s mission to promote the hobby, and in the process enhance our own education and enjoyment of the hobby.
Wolf Corp. Robotics | July 3, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Observe robots and enjoy presentations from Wolf Corp. Robotics, a student team from Suzanne Middle School in Walnut, CA. Wolf Corp. Robotics is a 3-time Southern California FLL Cup Champion from 2015-2017. Recently, the team has won 1st Place Overall Core Award at the 2017 Razorback International Invitational Robotics Competition at the University of Arkansas in May 2017. Learn more about the team at http://wolfcorprobotics.weebly.com/.
*Activities and presentations subject to change without notice.