A.C. Gilbert's All-Purpose Motor

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Vacation Program

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2012
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 12

100 years ago in New Haven, A.C. Gilbert (1884 - 1961) invented a small place for invention: the Erector Set. It's heart was the electric motor. He put the first flexible use motor into the hands of a generation of young inventors. Construct a study of Gilbert's motor and pulleys. Try some classic experiments. then choose a workshop to mechanize a car, or a crane, or kinetic art.

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