Hand Mechanics

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Monday, September 19, 2018

Educate your Hands: Hand Mechanics

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Vacation Program

  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 9 to 12
  • By Andrew Sargent, Site Historian & Lead Educator

Program Fee: $65

Experiment with a new mechanical hand. Construct a simplified hand with 5 fingers and a thumb. Train the hand (and your hand) to work and play. Construct a marionette that it can control. Invent a game it can play and a job it can do. Teach it "music" on drums, strings and a xylophone.

Then hack the design. Draw new fingers or claws for another hand whose purpose you have designed. The LASER cutter will make those parts ready for your experiments.

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