22/06/2016 12:00 AM

Scrap Tinker Lab - Build A Marble Run

Next up onSaturday 2nd July, for ages 6+, 1 - 4pm...
Design, tinker, make.
Imagine, invent, create!
Using the wonderful resources and materials available at Scrap you will design and build your own marble run.
Under the expert guidance of kinetic sculptor Jim Bond http://www.jimbond.co.uk/ you will construct a track or device using drills, saws, screws nuts and bolts.
The aim is to create a machine which allows marbles to make their way to the ground, triggering off other events as they go. You can use, springs, elastic bands, pulleys and weights to make your marble run last as long as possible before they all reach the ground.
Over three hours the workshop will be transformed into a wondrous kinetic creation.
Can you meet the challenge ?
Suitable for ages 6+ over the months there will be something different on offer in our very special Tinker Lab.
At Tinker Club you will be listening carefully to health and safety advice, you will be using tools and equipment you might not have used before, you will be learning new skills, you will probably be wearing goggles, you may bash your thumb with a hammer if you are not careful, and you will definitely be having a lot of fun with piles of scrap and junk, tools and equipment including some sharp things and some hot things. Pencils behind ears a must!
Adults are welcome to join in the fun, sharing their skills or learning new ones, or just hang out in the Scrap cafe, next to the Lab, with cake, coffee, wi-fi or a good book.
This is not a drop off event.
Places are £8 per child (their adult goes free) - book your place in advance via Pay Pal here http://www.scrapstuff.co.uk/#!book-your-places/c9c6