Café Scientifique on Mon., Aug. 3

Date:
Monday, August 3, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Carnegie Science Center

young girl pressing colorful buttons which fill the wall

Café Sci is going VIRTUAL on Mon., Aug. 3!

Presenter:

Doug DeHaven
Exhibits Designer Mechatronics
Carnegie Science Center

Virtual Café Sci: The Button Wall

What’s 8-feet long and 200 buttons that set off all sorts of sights and sounds throughout the gallery? It’s the Science Center’s fan-favorite attraction, The Button Wall!

Learn about the creation process from napkin sketch to completion with the Science Center’s own head of mechatronics Doug DeHaven. From the hand-cramping fun of terminating over 2,000 ends on 200+ feet of wire to the programmatic journey of getting 27 Arduino’s talking to each other, it’s a behind-the-scenes discussion of one of the world’s largest interactive button walls! 

Through interactive prototyping, visitor testing, and engagement in science, learn how the wall can control powerful thunderstorms, make a submarine dive deep underwater, and deploy cascades of tomatoes all through the fingertips (and imaginations) of early learners.

About our Virtual Café Sci:
The event is FREE to attend, but preregistration is required! Once you sign up, you’ll get an email confirmation with instructions on how to enter the event. Have a question for Doug? You’ll be able to type your questions in the Q&A section during the presentation! 

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