Guests were invited to build, test, and iterate their flying objects at our inside air tube. Visitors then added LEDs to make their flying objects unique and iterated their designs. After plenty of fantastic failures and innovative redesigns, guests went outside The Tech Studio to make light paintings with their UFOs in the darkness of The Tech Atrium.
In The Tech Atrium guests placed their LED covered hovercrafts into our wind tube and let them fly. As visitors' UFOs were hovering, we took long-exposure photographs. These long-exposure photographs created beautiful and rich light paintings and revealed the hovercrafts' flight paths!
Visitors were amazed by the light paintings their UFOs made, and so were we!
Many guests made alterations to their UFOs to change their craft's light painting. Some added extra propellers, tails, lights, and more.
Many guests also named their hovercrafts. Our personal favorite was Sparkly Sunshine! This past week of Makerspace made us feel like Sparkly Sunshine at 100,000 lumen
All of the long exposure photographs from the previous Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday of our UFOs Makerspace can be seen on our Facebook.
If you would like to create your own light paintings at home, Glowdoodle is an awesome and free application that can help you get started.
Kenneth Guglielmino and Lindsay Balfour are the residential Maker Corps members here at The Tech.