Power to Invent

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2019 Summer Program

100 years ago A.C. Gilbert added small electric motors to the Erector Sets he produced in New Haven.That changed the way the world worked. Young hands discovered powers they had never known before.

Learn to control the power, speed, direction and shape of movements. Then apply those movements in artistic and scientific experiments.

Each morning learn classic mechanics: rocking arms, walkers, electric acrobats, syncopated dancers, a motorized light show. Plus a study of former Apprentice Parker Heyl’s latest work in London.

Each afternoon: refine or redesign your morning work. Or choose a project to refine skills or to invent. Build a siren , a scribbler, a racing spider, a juggler, a submarine and other creations of your imagination.

Batteries included

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