Can you build a good robot? No? Perfect. This isn’t “Pacific Rim,” this is Hebocon—from “heboi,” Japanese for “technically poor.” Join us and our friends from mHUB Chicago this Saturday for a one-day failfest where you make (and possibly compete) a low-tech robot that is… amazingly not-amazing. Your robot doesn’t need to save civilization—it just has to make everyone smile at what it does (not so well). bit.ly/MSIheboi
Thank you to all who joined us last Saturday for Engineer Your Future day at MSI! We’re looking forward to more weekend events during Spring Make Festival, including Hebocon at MSI this Saturday, March 24, and MSI Chicago Mini Maker Faire next Saturday, March 31 (when we’ll be open until 9 p.m.).
Being the best is great, but we want you to be the worst. MSI is challenging you to build the WORST robot you can on Saturday, March 24. Sign up today for Hebocon, a "crappy" robot building competition where you will use toys, spare parts, junk, and other random objects to build a robot, then battle it against other lovable failures. http://bit.ly/2GyX0FB
This Saturday, the Museum is celebrating those who tinker, build, create and design! Join us for the Engineer Your Future event at MSI and engage in hands-on activities and meet engineers from a variety of backgrounds and careers. http://bit.ly/2tR7rlh
Stephen Hawking’s contributions to astrophysics greatly advanced our understanding of the universe, and today we all pay our respects as he becomes a part of it. May his perseverance, wisdom, wit, and dedication to science continue to inspire future generations.
Art, science and music come together at this late-night event. Immerse yourself at Digital Canvas, an interactive art experience exploring the intersection of technology, innovation and creative expression. Interact with new media artist DreamBait in a collaborative, four-story digital art mural and party to the beats of a DJ under the swirling colors of a live liquid light show performance.
Admission is $45 and also includes access to a selection of the Museum’s world-class exhibits and free parking. Food and drink are available for purchase.
Don't forget! Start your dual-face, 13-hour Foucault pendulum clocks swinging 10º further clockwise tomorrow. Moving your other clocks ahead one hour also works. Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday. Think we'll abandon using DST in your lifetime?
Our next evening event, MSI After Hours: Science on Tap, is only two weeks away! Get your tickets today and explore the Museum at night as you discover the chemistry of brewing at this fun, adults-only event. http://bit.ly/2FGALzu
Spring Make Festival is officially underway at MSI! Stop by through April 8 for hands-on activities like a high-tech maker workshop, evening events dedicated to brewing and collective digital art, a marathon Mini Maker Faire and more: msichicago.org/springmake
On April 5, Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders will be at MSI, along with author Robert Kurson, for a special discussion to celebrate the Rocket Men Book Launch!
From the history books to today’s headlines, women have made valuable contributions to the STEM field. Today, in honor of International Women’s Day, we’re recognizing some women who are the source of inspiration behind a few of MSI’s exhibits and experiences.
Hebocon at MSI pulls from the Japanese word Heboi, which describes something that is technically poor, or low in quality. It isn’t rocket science or open heart surgery (although, we do love those things). You become the non-technical expert in charge of building your own Heboi robot to engage in odd, awkward battles. Register today: http://bit.ly/2oQ2F2s