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Machines with Attitude

Ended August 16, 2013
Explore how even the most simple machine can appear to have personality. Use vibrating motors to create motion and hand-cranked gears to tell a story. Tinker with your machines to create expressive characters that act silly, shy, scary, happy, or any other way you choose. 
Amped Art Machines 
Create a motorized art-making machine, power it up, and watch it go! Tinker with pens, weight, and motor placement to change your machine’s artistic attitude. 
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cranky Characters
Activate characters you create by building a hand-cranked mechanism. Become part of the long history of designing moving sculptures called automata.
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy the workshops? Continue your explorations at home! To make an Amped Art Machine check out these instructions or search the term "vibrobot", "artbot", or "scribbling machine".  Instructions for cardboard automata are available under the "Try It" tab here