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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Engineers Week: Minion Mechanics

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Vacation Program

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 12
  • By Andrew Sargent, Site Historian & Lead Educator

Mechanical engineers connect the science of physics and the art of design. Mechanical Engineers become masters of movement.

Master movement and Minions. Start with a basic motor. Use pulleys to slow it down. Add more pulleys to turn the movement in different directions. With cams and levers, add and mix the shape and rhythm of the movements.

Then create and connect Minions to spin, tumble, thump, rock & roll with the parts of your machine. You will have engineered and choreographed a mechanical Minion dance party mash up.

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