Weekend Programs

August Weekend Workshops:
The One Block Challenge!

August is The One Block Challenge, a brain teaser for your hands.  What can you create with just one block wood and a few simple hand tools?

Saturday, August 2nd : 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, August 3rd : 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, August 10th : 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, August 23rd : 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, August 24th : 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, August 30th : 1:30 - 3 pm & 3:30 - 5 pm
Sunday, August 31st : 1:30 - 3 pm & 3:30 - 5 pm

*Find us on Saturday August 9th making rubber band powered boats for the Water: Innovation + Exploration event*

Working off the bit of wisdom that “limitation is the mother of creativity” we are spending the month exploring what you can build with just a 3 inch block of wood and a few simple hand tools.  Test the limits of your creativity to see what you can make with a block of wood, a small saw and hot glue.  For more information check out project page for The One Block Challenge.

Workshops are for ages 6+, and cost $3 per parent child pair ($1 for NYSCI Members).  We have two workshops each day from 1:30-3:00 and 3:30-5:00.  Families are encouraged to stay for the whole class.  Register on the day of the event at the NYSCI admissions area.  

August Wildcard Weekend: 
WoodBots!


(Wood + Simple Hand Tools x Elastic) / You = Wooden Robots!

Saturday, August 16 : 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, August 17 : 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm

Everyone loves robots and electronics but what about their more natural analog cousins: WoodBots?  What a WoodBot you ask?  Well its a posable robot made out of wood!  For one weekend only learn how to use simple hand tools like saws and drills to make your own WoodBot.  Then incorporate some high-tech elastic technology to make it posable. 

Workshops are for ages 7+, and cost $5 per parent child pair ($3 for NYSCI Members).  We have two workshops each day from 1:30-3:00 and 3:30-5:00.  Families are encouraged to stay for the whole class.  Register on the day of the event at the NYSCI admissions area. 


If you have any questions about Makerspace programming write to Reid at rbingham@nysci.org.

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