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Wednesday 

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Thursday 

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Friday

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Saturday

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Sunday

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4 p.m.

 

 


Take Apart

by Studio X

Until June 11th 2023

What is inside of a printer? What is the proper way to use a drill? Learn the answers to these questions and more through hands-on eXploration in Take Apart, a new experience by Studio X.  
 
Every machine can be broken down into smaller parts that are easier to understand. In Take Apart, you use tools to open and learn about the different components of electronics and gadgets. With all the parts, you can create something new and eXciting.  
 
This interactive experience lets you focus on safe tool use and practice the responsible operation of screwdrivers, power drills, soldering irons and hot glue guns in a controlled environment. Studio eXperts are there to guide you through the entire process. 
 
Join us on Saturdays to work on an electric Nissan LEAF. A Studio eXpert will show you how to remove seats and doors and even change a tire.  
 
No reservations needed. Activities will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. 
 
With the pieces we take apart, we then host different projects like creating Tech Creatures and Robots :
 
 
 

Take Apart FAQs & Activities

NISSAN Leaf Car Demo

What is it? 

You will learn how to change a tire or remove various parts of the car.  

What are the requirements? 

  • You must be 16 years or older.
  • You must sign waiver before participating. If under 18, a parent or guardian must sign for the participant.
  • If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult, 18 or older. 

What is the schedule?

This hands-on demo occurs every Saturday*.

Session 1: 12 noon

Session 2:  3 p.m.  

*Hours subject to change. Please call ahead or check at ticketing when you arrive to confirm times.  

Take Apart Workshops

What kind of projects can I expect to do? 

Projects change daily. Under the guidance of a Studio Xpert, you might take apart a laptop computer using the proper tools safely or make small robots from leftover computer parts.  

What are some of the tools I might use?  

  • Power drills 
  • Screwdrivers 
  • Hot glue guns 
  • Wire cutters 
  • Soldering irons  

What is the recommended age to participate? 

We require that participants be 8 years or older to fully engage in our tool-handling activities. If the participant is younger than 8, an adult (18 years or older) must be present and sign a waiver for themselves and accompanying child(ren).

Regardless of age, everyone participating must sign a waiver. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older).  

How long does a typical workshop take? 

You can move at your own pace. Activities can last from 30 to 60 minutes.   

What are the hours?  

Take Apart projects are facilitated Tuesday–Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (Please refer to the weekly scheduel for detailed hours). 

 


Make Your Own Cardboard Automata

A completed automata.

Building automata is one of our favorite activities at the Tinkering Studio. It is a great way to explore how cams and levers work as well as how to incorporate movement into your art.  Automaton tells a story through its motion.

Simple automata are easy to make. We like to use cardboard boxes as a frame, but you can also use other materials such as wood or plastic cups. There are many types of automata. Look on the web for many inspirational works by automata artists who create these amazing moving machines.

For more details and step by step instructions, check out our blog
 


 

 

This exhibition is also available en Español

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