Virtual Idea Hub: Cranks and Cams

April 8, 2021 4:00 pm
April 8, 2021 5:00 pm
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Join in as we build, test, and connect moving parts to create a community Virtual Chain Reaction. In this session, learn how to use cams to convert rotational (crank-turning) motion into linear (up-and-down) motion. Test movements and materials—there is a lot of room for creativity and experimentation. Attend this session on its own or return each week to add more complexity to your creation!

This is one of several Virtual Chain Reaction events for Cambridge Science Festival. Attend any of MIT Museum’s free tinkering programs, see here! For instructions on making and submitting a video, email
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    Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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