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Tinkering at Home with the Exploratorium – Cranky Contraptions

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Cranky Contraptions

Cranky Contraptions are homemade kinetic toys that produce a variety of motions (up and down, side to side, and more) by turning a wire “crank.” Learners use everyday materials to tinker with ideas about storytelling and mechanical motion and bring whimsical creations to life!

During this one hour workshop, we will make cranky contraptions together! Gather your materials and ideas ahead of time. Get inspiration from others as we build. Share your creations during the session and online using the hashtag #CrankyContraptions #MakeTogether.

Register in advance to join the Zoom class (space is limited) to participate fully, or watch and comment LIVE on the Family Maker Camp Facebook page or on the Make:Kids Youtube channel.

MATERIALS:

Step-by-Step for basic motion:


TinkeringStudio_CrankyContraptions PDF



See the live video here:

See more about the Exploratorium and Tinkering at Home projects here:
https://www.exploratorium.edu/tinkering/projects/cranky-contraptions
https://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/tinkering-at-home

Details

Date:
July 23
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/familymakercamp/

Organizer

Make: Community
Email:
makercamp@make.co
Website:
https://make.co/