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Dave Buker

Dave Buker

Dave Buker is the Manager of Technology and Innovation Operations and has been with COSI since 2010. Along with other team members, he designs and operates a variety of maker, technology, and general science workshops. In his time away from COSI, Dave is an avid songwriter, a member of two bands (Dave Buker & the Historians / the Depths), and a film-score composer.
16
April
2014

Ignite event and Teen Tech Studio Opening

Last week, COSI celebrated the opening of our new Teen Tech Studio during the Surge Ignite event.  Our Surge partners (WOSU, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Wexner Center) each featured activities in their teen spaces and/or at COSI.  Check out these pictures from the Ignite event.

 Ignite event and Teen Tech Studio Opening
08
April
2014

Behind the Scenes in the All New Teen Tech Studio

COSI is just 2 days away from the opening of our new Teen Tech Studio!!!  Things are still a little bit messy, but check out these "behind the scenes" pictures.

Teens can hang out, mess around, and geek out in the Teen Tech Studio by working with COSI mentors and exploring technology.

Teen Tech Studio at COSI
07
April
2014

Jamming out on the Moppy

COSI's T&I Specialist, Ryan Westhoven, recently built our first "moppy player".  What's a moppy player?  It's a series of 3 1/2 floppy computer drives (8, in this case) programmed and controlled through the use of an Arduino controller.

01
April
2014

Nano Science Day - March 22, 2014

Last weekend, COSI hosted its annual Nano Science Day in partnership with the Ohio State University and Boston's Museum of Science.
Photo from Nano Science Day 2014.
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.
31
July
2013

COSI's High School YOU.edit Program

On Friday, July 26th, COSI's high school YOU.edit program culminated in a showing of student-made films in Galaxy Theater.

The program, supported by MacNeil/Lehrer and designed/operated in conjunction with WOSU's Shawn Likley, introduced teens to the various aspects of video production. Shawn and I led workshops on camera settings, lighting techniques, storyboarding, and editing.
Photo from YOU.edit programs.

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