11:00 AM -12:30 PM: Drop-in Maker Workshop: Mini Machine Making
Calling all youth inventors, tinkerers, makers, and big thinkers! Unleash your inner inventor and explore how simple shifts in design can cause complex changes in motion as you build your very own mini-machines using everyday materials in creative and unexpected ways with visiting maker and STEM Educator Mike Fenzel.
12:45 PM -1:15 PM: Special Exhibit Spotlight
The American Precision Museum is filled with amazing machines of all types with gears, shafts, cams and other mechanisms designed to convert simple rotational motion into other motions. During this short tour, APM museum experts will spotlight and discuss a few of the museum’s complex and unique machines that function using some of the very same mechanisms highlighted in the maker workshop.
1:30 PM -2:30 PM: Visiting Maker Demonstration
Join APM’s Visiting Maker Mike Fenzel as he shares examples of his work and demonstrates his own unique maker approach including tips, techniques, and favorite tools for turning everyday cardboard into a variety of magical machines and mechanisms.
ADMISSION: FREE for youth inventors 18 and under. $10.00 for adults.
Visiting Maker Bio: Mike Fenzel, Maker & STEM Educator
Mike Fenzel is a creative science educator and STEM curriculum developer with over 22 years experience developing and leading programs for schools and the general public. An avid tinkerer and maker, Mike specializes in developing innovative engineering projects and makerspace activities for the whole family.