Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Gig

Roth Mobot's Patrick McCarthy receiving his official MSI employee lanyard
Roth Mobot's Patrick McCarthy was recently hired as "Facilitator" for the Wanger Family FAB LAB in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Patrick will be teaching museum guests of all ages how to design "pretty much anything you want" on computers and then how to "print" them "into reality" using laser cutters, vinyl cutters, 3-D fabricators, and more.

"It's a huge honor to be part of such a forward-thinking team." Says Patrick of the museum's Center for the Advancement of Science Education. "Hands-on learning in labs like this is a huge part of the future of education and 'digital literacy.' Some of us have been banging this drum for a long time -- but we've gotten used to the idea of sometimes being from the future."
My "First Fab"
Perhaps you will run into Patrick during one of the FAB LAB's new series of workshops that the museum is developing. The workshops will range from simple quick "How to Fab a Vinyl Sticker" to "How to Fab a Keychain" to "How to Fab a Radio-Controlled Walking Robot," and more!

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