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Junk Yard + Jungle Gym: Visiting The City Museum in St. Louis Missouri

Junk Yard + Jungle Gym: Visiting The City Museum in St. Louis Missouri

If you asked Dr. Seuss and M.C. Escher to make a jungle gym, you’d get the City Museum In St. Louis.

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Talkin’ Tinkering with the Masters of Automata

Talkin’ Tinkering with the Masters of Automata

The Exploratorium Tinkering Studio invites all of you to join a Google Hangout this Friday, November 21st from 9am to 10:30am (Pacific time) to talk about one of their true specialties—Automata!—with some of their favorite masters of this art/technology. Joining the Tinkering Studio team will be a star-studded group: Artist Keith Newstead (whose pieces are at the top […]

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A Tour Through America’s Handmade Past

Mercer Museum is home to Dr. Henry Chapman Mercer’s collection of American artifacts and tools.

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Web Series from an Eccentric Family of Robot Makers

Web Series from an Eccentric Family of Robot Makers

The Siegels live a somewhat isolated life, living and running their business developing robotic and educational exhibits for museums from an abandoned school building they purchased. They conduct humanitarian research and development into robotic adaptive technology and environmental, energy conservation and alternative energy technologies. Basically, they are out to make the world a better, more accessible place for everyone.

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Ernie’s Handmade Dwarf Cars

Ernie’s Handmade Dwarf Cars

Many years ago a maker looked at a pile of junk and decided to make a miniature classic car from it.

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Rebuilding Computer History: First Parts of the EDSAC Replica Unveiled

Rebuilding Computer History: First Parts of the EDSAC Replica Unveiled

The EDSAC Replica project aims to rebuild an authentic replica of the original Cambridge University EDSAC machine. The project began in 2011, and they have now unveiled the first working parts of the restored machine.

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In the MAKESHOP – Informal Learning and Making at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

In the MAKESHOP – Informal Learning and Making at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

An interview with some of the staff at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh – topics include their MAKESHOP, informal learning, materials literacy, and the CMP’s presence and role in Pittsburgh.

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