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Hacking Hour: Chain Reaction
MIT Museum’s Hacking Hour is an evening of making and tinkering for adults inspired by the inventive, inquisitive spirit of the classic MIT hack. Enjoy lively conversation while tackling an engineering challenge with simple materials at home. Each program features a guest builder who adds expertise, inspiration, and humor. See below for materials list and "hacktail" drink recipe.

This is a special Hacking Hour that’s part of the Cambridge Science Festival (cambridgesciencefestival.org). In our "Chain Reaction" activity, we’ll build Rube-Goldberg-style contraptions with stuff we find around our homes. Some of us will make videos of our contraptions and assemble them into a big community-built Virtual Chain Reaction video!

Our guest builder is Jay Mankita from Playful Engineers (https://www.playfulengineers.com)!

Materials:
Cardboard
Scissors
Tape
Paper
Marbles or other balls
Pencils
Toothpicks or bamboo skewers
String

Optional materials:
Rubber bands
Cups
Silverware
Cans, bottles, and other recyclables
Spools
Dominoes
Legos, K'nex, or other building toys
Motorized toys
Markers and other decorating materials
Anything else that inspires you!

Hacktail: Spring Into Science
Springtime and science are in the air! It's time for a refreshing and festive cocktail to celebrate Cambridge Science Festival! Mix these ingredients and pour over ice.
2 ounces rum (or non-alcoholic: lemonade)
1/2 ounce lime juice
1 teaspoon honey
5 ounces sparkling wine (or non-alcoholic: soda)

Apr 7, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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