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STEM4Makers: Take-Apart for kids
May 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Kids of all ages LOVE taking equipment apart and seeing what’s inside. This is the absolutely very best way to start learning electronics with young kids. See what’s inside radios, stereos, printers, and small electronics. Try to get some of the components you pull out to work. This is part of the familiarization process for using tools and seeing how mechanical mechanisms work. Teach basic tools usage skills.
Parents are free! Only register the kids please.
Arrive any time during the event; this is not a structured class, just a lot of fun.
Plus, enjoy a fun semi-conductor scavenger hunt and win little door prizes.
Some parts will be collected for use in future electronics projects or crafts.
– We do provide tools and small and large safety glasses; however, this event is a great time to get your child their first little tool box.
– Tool suggestions: Several sizes of standard and Phillips head screwdrivers, hex (metric and english/SAE) and Torx (T15 and T10 minimum) screwdriver bits, and pliers. No hammers.
– Optional: Taking apart broken toys is HIGHLY recommended with kids. Anything that moves, makes a sound, or lights up is fantastic, even those talking books or light-up sneakers. Seeing what’s inside your own stuff can be inspirational. Bring along interesting items you might want to take apart or use our stuff.