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September 21, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hatch Makerspace
20 Summer Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Free. Registration required.
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Chain Reaction: Get Ready for F.A.T.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Rube Goldberg enthusiasts of all ages are invited to join us as we monkey around with various cause-and-effects, all in preparation for The MIT Museum’s Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) massive chain reaction event: Every year, The MIT museum gathers scores of local teams, linking together each team’s Rube Goldberg contraption in a huge, connected chain reaction. We’ll meet monthly and tinker with various mechanisms, triggers and effects and take notes as we do. We should have a good store of fun ‘links’ in the chain when the MIT Museum announces this year’s theme. At that point, we’ll put together an official Hatch Team (or two!) and create our final contraption based on the announced theme. Please note that monthly attendance is not required. All of the experiments we conduct will be recorded and saved in a wiki that we’ll draw upon for our final Rube Goldberg at the F.A.T. event.