Friday, June 17, 2011

Museum of Science and Industry's "Roth Mobot Technology Workshops" Series

CAD design and final printed circuit board
We will be conducting a series of workshops in the Museum of Science and Industry's Fab Lab this summer.

Inspired by a recent visit to the museum and the consistency of one of the museum's workshops (sheep's eyeball dissection) we struck upon how to simplify circuit bending workshops with the use of a common, eminently hackable circuit used as a text book example. Just think of it -- no surface mounted components, no crystal clocks, no unanticipated IC encapsulated components -- to name a few of the many benefits of this ambitious approach.

We designed a simple 555-based oscillator circuit with easily accessible and hackable components. The MSI's Fab Lab made quick work out of autonomously milling duplicate boards on their in-house equipment.

1 comment:

JoeBorn said...

Keep me posted, I'd love to bring my nephew.