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29
June
2013

Day Two of Maker Programs

For our second day of Maker Corps today, we made ArtBots! Robots that make art! Again creativity and imagination were high in our gadgets cafe work space while guests built their bots. There was lots of hesitation at first at what to make and how to make it. Fairly quickly the process of circuits was figured out, along with how different counter weights would effect the speed and spin of their bot...
28
June
2013

First Day of Maker Corps Project!

Today was our launch day of the Maker Corps project in the Gadgets Cafe. IT WAS SO FUN! Both kids and adults were great. Our theme today was Melt! and our first project was Brushbots.....
28
June
2013

Kicking off Maker Programs at COSI

After weeks of preparation, we finally kicked of Maker Corps here at COSI! From 2-4 Friday through Sunday Maker Corps is taking over the Gadgets Cafe at COSI until the end of August. Maker Corps is a nationwide initiative to get kids to get creative and build things from arts and crafts projects, to DIY type projects....
16
May
2013

3D Printer at COSI

Today we got COSI's first MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer! COSI's Electronic Engineer, Mike Schoenborn, and I were the lucky ones who got to start it up - much easier than I expected. We've already printed our first test object, "Mr. Jaws."
Photo of COSI's 3D printer COSI MakerBot.
20
March
2013

Printing in 3D

As COSI's Technology & Innovation strategic area of focus lead, my favorite part of my job is meeting creative and innovative people. Last week COSI hosted The Columbus Idea Foundry's Ethan Dicks, and his group, The Central Ohio RepRap and Makerbot Operators User Group (CORMUG). They teach and learn about 3D printing, and if you're interested in tinkering, rapid prototyping or micro-manufacturing, this is the group to know.

Photo of a bracelet printed in 3D
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