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31
January
2014

Make Rube Goldberg Contraptions With us This Weekend!

Join COSI team in Gadgets Cafe this weekend for some new "design-based learning" activities.  We'll be playing with a plethora of common items (paper towel tubes, string, marbles, plastic cups, rubber bands, etc) to make Rube-Goldberg-style contraptions!!!
Photo of materials getting ready to build Rube Goldberg contraptions.
14
January
2014

Congratulations to Idea Foundry on its New Home.

Just got back from the Columbus Idea Foundry's groundbreaking event. Glad to see our partner Alex Bandar and his Idea Foundry with great talent opening two blocks from COSI.

Photo from Idea Foundry groundbreaking.
14
October
2013

Upcoming events for inspiring innovators and entrepreneurs

Started Friday morning at OSU's Wake Up Start Up event and got to hear a pitch from Dr. Melissa Bailey for her IXM mobile eye exam concept. Dr. Bailey works with COSI as part of our Labs in Life. This gave her access to lots of COSI guests as subjects to gather her normative data. We're glad to be a part of this innovative entrepreneurial idea.
19
August
2013

Last Day of Maker Corps (For Hannah)

I can't believe it is already our last weekend of the Maker Corps program here at COSI! This weekend we are leaving all the project planning up to our guests! For instance today we did stitch! and all things sewing related were open! Nathaniel and I brought all of our fabric, thread, beads, buttons, batting, conductive thread, LEDs, batteries and much more down to our gadgets area. There guests could make anything they wanted, and I'll tell you what you guys get creative! There were flamingos, pillows, skirts, bows, vests, light up creatures, toys, just about anything that could be thought of was made!
Photo from last day of Maker Corps.
15
August
2013

Last Day of Maker Corps (For Leanna)

Today was a nice last maker day for me! We made light-up frisbees in the Big Kidlab. We took frisbees and used construction paper to design our custom frisbee, and I punched a hole on it where ever they requested for their LED. We talked about LEDs and electricity and circuits and switches. It was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed the project. I had the most adults that I've seen in there come to participate. About 17 kids and 5 adults. Some of these kids are really impressive with their age range and knowledge. A great end to a fun summer of making!
Photo of LED Frisbees in Maker Corps.
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