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MAKEnight 2/6/14

Out February 21+ MAKEnight took a timewarp to the 90s! With flannel, scrunchies, laser-cut Pogs, spin art, a piece of the Agro Crag, a nostalgia-fueled slideshow and some celebrity stop-motion animation, not to mention an amazing playlist (thanks to Alison), we celebrated our kickoff to 2014 like it was 1995. We put all those free AOL CDs to work by mounting them to motors and creating hand-held spin art spinners. Pl
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Tinkering and Making in Museums Hangout

February 13 at 11:00 PST (that’s 2:00 EST for our fellow Pittsburghers) a group of museum professionals is getting together on the internet to talk and answer questions related to making and tinkering in our institutions. This hangout is part of the Making and Tinkering in Museums Community of Practice (CoP). You don’t have to be a member to participate in the hangout, although everyone is welcome to join
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Giving Our Scarves Away

It’s that time of the year again: time to donate some of the amazing scarves that our visitors have helped us make! If you’ve worked on our loom before, you may be able to spot your handiwork in some of these weavings. Almost all of the work that went into weaving these was done by kids and they’re all one-of-a-kind. Some of the projects will be sticking around MAKESHOP (we didn’t think anybod
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MAKEnight 12/12/13

More than 120 adults showed up to drink, solder, make wreaths, create light-up cards and hang out at MAKEnight on December 12! Join us for the next MAKEnight on February 6, 2014, and join our 21+ event mailing list to get updates when tickets go on sale. Have ideas or suggestions about activities and things we should do for future events? Leave a comment, or send us an email!  
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Join us for MAKEnight (21+)

Drink, eat, and make with us in the museum during MAKEnight, a special after-hours event for adults.   Experiment with making wreaths using different types of materials Try your hand at soldering to create your own wire sculpture or ornament Design and decorate holiday cards using LED lights Sip on specialty holiday cocktails provided by Wigle Whiskey and delicious local beer from Penn Brewery  Snack on tasty treats
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Pinball

Lauren, one of our Maker Corps Members, shows off one of our summer projects: While the month of June was themed “cardboard arcade”, there was one game that has lived through many iterations over these summer months, and that is the pinball machine.  While Christian made the basic body of the machine, it was a collaboration between Teaching Artists and visitors who added on the essential components: flipp
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