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MAKEnight, December 6

MAKEnight is an event held after hours at the Museum where adults can visit the museum to make things and meet new people while enjoying some food by Bar Marco and drinks from Wigle Whiskey. We held our second MAKEnight on December 6, 2012 with a sold out crowd! If you missed it, then mark your calendars for the next one on February 7! It was very busy and very enjoyable. The activities for this month’s event i
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Building a chair with the Board

[slideshow] Messy tables, goofy chairs, and lots of smiles… We held our annual Board Retreat for our Board Members and Directors of the Museum on October 24.  The MAKESHOP team challenged them to “create a place to sit” using found and recycled materials.  Everyone was split into four teams with one Teaching Artist to serve as a coach and spent thirty minutes creating four very interesting and uniqu
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Adults in MAKESHOP!

We held our very first MAKEnight a couple of days ago.  We essentially let a bunch of adults play and explore in MAKESHOP after the Museum closed.  The theme of our first night was electricity.  We had our 3D Printer on display creating some models.  We also had our circuit blocks out, the EggBot, conductive play-dough and copper tape tinkering.  It was a very fun and exciting night. I spent most of the night helping
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Katz in the MAKESHOP

[slideshow] Every year, the Museum hosts a team building night for the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business. The graduate students entering the program utilized the entire Museum for a wide range of events and competitions. This year, MAKESHOP was the location for boat building. Students had to work as a team to construct boats using a limited amount of materials. The boats were then taken up to o
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