Workshops

The Reuseum offers fun and interesting workshops for public schools, technology enthusiasts, and aspiring scientists who want to learn more about STEM. Our hands-on, facilitator-led classes are sure to inspire the geek in everyone!

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Upcoming Events

SuperBristlebots – A bristlebot is a desktop robot, made out of toothbrushes, a small vibrating motor, popsicle sticks, and a battery.
Takeaway: Learning motors and batteries.
TIME: 90 minutes

Junk Drawer Robots – A junk drawer robot is a robot put together from stuff we have laying around. The look and size varies greatly. Things the junk drawer robots all have in common are a9 volt battery, motor, toothbrushes, and wheels.
Takeaway: Learning volt batteries, and being creative. 
TIME: 90 minutes

Doodle Bots – Students make and use small motors to draw pictures and mechanical doodles.
Takeaway: Learning motors and robots.
TIME: 90 minutes

Aerodynamics – Using the Reuseum wind tunnel and dry ice, we use model cars the children have built to study air flow and aerodynamics.
Takeaway: Learning air flow and aerodynamics.
TIME: 90 minutes

Hovercrafts – we engineer hovercrafts out of vacuum cleaner motors, shower curtains, and duct tape. The children build hovercrafts that they can ride. Focus on using tools and understanding the physics of floating on air.
Takeaway: Learning physics, understanding floating on air. 
TIME: 6 hours minimum, can be broken up into 2 or 3 classes

 

Deconstruction Labs – In this class we bring equipment in for the children to take apart. Sometimes it is a computer, sometimes a printer, sometimes a laptop, sometimes a vcr, it varies. 
Takeaway: Learning how electronic components go together and work as a unit.
TIME: 90 minutes

3D Printing Demonstration – We bring in a large 3D pritner and show the children how it works, as well as design, operation, and theories of 3D printing.
Takeaway: Learning how 3D Printers work. 
TIME: 90 minutes

Balloon Hovercraft – Air powered micro hovercraft.
Takeaway: Learning the physics behind floating and robots.
TIME: 90 minutes

Tinker Cad – Introduction to Tinker Cad and it’s application to 3D Printing
Takeaway: Learning to create/design on a 3D application. 
TIME: 90 minutes

Invisible Forces – In this class, we give the children a better understanding of magnetism and how they work. 
Takeaway: Learning about magnets, build an electromagnetic motor, and the children then take the motor home with them.
TIME: 90 minutes

Introduction to Micro Controllers – This class uses the Arduino Uno. We make a light blink, fade, and a sweep with a servo motor and a knob with a servo motor.
Takeaway: Learning how to build, operate, and program micro controllers.
TIME: 90 minutes

Introduction to Soldering – In this class the children will learn how to solder. We bring a soldering iron, solder, and we also provide a small blinking board that the student gets to keep.
Takeaway: Learning how to solder. 
TIME: 90 minutes

Simple Circuits – In our Simple Circuit class, children are introduced to breadboarding by building several simple circuits in parallel series. The students will have a better understanding of how energy/flows.
Takeaway: Learning circuits and breadboards. 
TIME: 90 minutes

Squishy Circuits – Here students learn about electrical conductivity using cream of tartar based conductive dough.
Takeaway: Learning electricity and conductive. 
TIME: 90 minutes

Electricity Blocks – Blocks with different electrical components are used to form functioning circuits.
Takeaway: Learning circuits and electrical components. 
TIME: 90 minutes

Mouse Cars – Recycled computer mice are used to make a car that moves.
Takeaway: Learning to reuse and reinvent.  
TIME: 90 minutes

Wind Cars – Cars are constructed that are soley air powered. 
Takeaway: Learning about soley air powered cars and the physics behind it. 
TIME: 90 minutes

Rubber Band Cars – Cars that are powered by the energy stored in a rubber band.
Takeaway: Learning about powered rubber band cars and the physics behind it.
TIME: 90 minutes

Mouse Trap Cars – Use a mouse trap to spring load and power a car.
Takeaway: Learning motor power from a mouse trap.  
TIME: 90 minutes

Fidget Spinners – Making and decorating your own unique Fidget Spinner.
Takeaway: Learning to be creative. 
TIME: 90 minutes

Animatronic Ornaments – This class shows children how to animate an ornament with micro-motors and micro-controllers.
Takeaway: Learning micro motors and controllers. 
TIME: Holiday Specific

Marshmallow Cannon – How far can you fire a marshmallow?
Takeaway: Learning to improve your idea making.
TIME: 90 minutes

Marshmallow Challenge – How tall can you build a marshmallow tower?
Takeaway: Learning to improve your idea making.
TIME: 90 minutes

Wall of Motion – Understanding and operating gears to complete tasks.
Takeaway: Learning gears. 
TIME: 90 minutes

Design your own Sticker – Design and cut your own unique sticker.
Takeaway: Learning to be creative. 
TIME: 90 minutes

555 Timer Class – Integrated circuits basic course.
Takeaway: Learning circuits and time. 
TIME: 90 minutes

Arduino Robotics – This class teaches the children how to build a robotic car, using Arduino Nano technology to control the car through a Bluetooth device. We teach how to program the car with Arduino.
Takeaway: Learning Arduino and Robots. 
TIME: estimated 90 minutes

Me-Arm – This class builds and programs a robotic arm.
Takeaway: Learning robots and how to program. 
TIME: 90 minutes

Rheoscopic Fluid – This class covers fluids reacting to varying outside forces like heat, cold, movement.
Takeaway: Learning fluids and energy transferring. 
TIME: 90 minutes

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