Our last two Discovery Lab sessions are August 1 and August 8.
The special workshop on August 1 will explore the Cue Robot and its capabilities. These impressive characters can be coded using a Scratch-like interface and come with a variety of attachments for special missions.
Our final night we are looking to tear into a variety of electronics and appliances to see what is inside.
August 8 we cap the summer off by opening things up to look inside. We’ll have old computers, video players,small appliances, and whatever else we can get our hands on to pull apart and poke around inside. We will provide as many tools as we can get our hands on, but if you’d like to bring a few toolswith you (screwdrivers, pliers, …) that would be welcome. Make sure they are well-labelled and easily identifiable.
What does a summer of Discovery look like? Come check out the Discovery Fair Saturday August 3 from 10AM to 1PM in the lobby of Clippinger Labs on the Athens Campus of Ohio University. There will be a combination of hallway activities and projects spanning the range of 3D printers, Maker Cart Constructions, Arduinos, Cardboard construction and engineering and anything else we’re inspired to bring. There will be a special appearance of the WOUB Learning Lab and their robotic friends. The event is supported by the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery, WOUB Learning Lab, State Farm (Discovery Lab materials) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. If you are interested in showing off your latest or favorite project, contact Mark Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to see what everyone is doing!
Parking (https://www.ohio.edu/athens/parking): The large lots in front of Clippinger (83 and 84) no longer exist (though it is cool to look at the new Chemistry Building going up!) Parking is available in Lots 86 and 88 directly behind the Clipping and in the Lots 87 and 93 by Ping (meters are 24 hours-7days a week but unmetered lots are open on Saturday – just read signs carefully). Lot 134 by Walter Hall is also an option.