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Tinkerers' Club

Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club
Tinkerer's Club

Join us for the Tinkerers’ Club on Saturdays in the Tinkering Studio! Dream it, create it, and take it home!

Tinkerers are invited to learn new skills and make awesome take-home projects! Open to tinkerers of all ages (tinkerers 12 and under require an accompanying adult). From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio.

 


Price per project:

Nonmembers $15, members $12. Please note online fees may apply.


Please Note: Gallery admission is not required. Tinkerers who would like to enjoy the rest of the Fleet after the workshop may purchase admission at a discounted rate. Participants meet at the main entrance ticket counter at 10:15 a.m.

Science Center members can always enjoy access to the exhibit galleries with their current membership pass. Members must purchase Tinkerers' Club tickets online or at the ticket counter.

Quantities are limited and may not be available the day of the activity. Sign up early to secure your spot! All applicable online fees apply. No tickets can be bought online the day of the event.

Questions? Call the Fleet at: (619) 238-1233 ext. 806


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SCHEDULE:

August

August 1

Basic Ballistics: Marshmallow Shooters

Back by popular demand! Why eat marshmallows when you can launch them at your friends? Join us this Saturday to use power tools and ingenuity to design and construct your very own marshmallow launching device.

August 15

Soldering Skills and Wind Energy

Learn to solder and power a motor to create a real working turbine that you get to take home!

August 29

Electrical Engineering: Lamp Building Workshop

Have you ever fancied yourself an electrician? We've got the electrical wiring supplies to teach you! How about an usual item at home to create your lamp base? You bring the bright ideas to design your very own lamp!

September

September 5

Paper Circuits

Tinkerers’ will learn about how circuits work and create working circuits on paper. Utilize LED technology, soldering irons and more to design a work of art that lights up when you close your circuit.

September 12

Solar Energy: Firefly Mason Jars

Tinkerers will create their very own solar-powered lanterns in this week’s Tinkerers’ Club. Using solar panel technology, tinkerers will learn how to harness the power of the sun to create eco-friendly lighting for their backyards.

September 19

How Do Motors Work?

Join us for this special Tinkerers’ Club where we will explore the inner workings of a motor and build one from very basic materials. Now that you have built the motor, how will you use it?

September 26

Prototyping Basics: The No Solder Breadboard

Explore how LED’s resistors and transistors work together on a no solder breadboard. Learn how these materials are utilized in other electronics like computers, subwoofers, robotics and more.


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