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10
October
2014

Columbus Mini Maker Faire

This Saturday is our third annual Columbus Mini Maker Faire. We've been hard at work behind the scenes to create a quadcopter battle arena, and taking classes with our neighbors at The Columbus Idea Foundry. I'm really excited about the lineup - our Mini Maker Faire is growing!

Photo from Columbus Mini Maker Faire 2012.
07
October
2014

We Have a Plan!

Something else we've been testing - the signage for the Planetarium.  It looks like we have a "Plan" but don't worry - we will have the full Planetarium soon.

Photo of testing for the Planetarium lettering.
02
October
2014

We Have Light!

The cove lights are being installed in the planetarium. Bowen Technovation's Jon Craig and Matt Rosenfeld are installing the lights all around the springline (bottom) of the dome.

Photo from the Planetarium Cove Lighting Test.
26
September
2014

Cleaning the Dome

One of the things we have to do to get the planetarium ready for re-opening is clean the dome. A company called Astro-Tec is here along with riggers from the local stagehands union IATSE12. The Theater Team spent some time trying to imagine just how a dome got cleaned - we pictured several swiffer dusters all taped together and a giant Q-Tip as some of the possibilities - but the reality is almost more interesting.

Photo of the outside of the dome.
18
September
2014

Using the Vinyl Cutter in the Teen Tech Space

Did you know that COSI's Teen Tech Studio has a vinyl cutter? Well, now you do!  And teens (12-19) can visit the Studio and use it for FREE (Wed 3-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm)

Wondering what you make with a vinyl cutter? Recently, I completed a project I've been working on for a while: a custom drum head. I documented the process to show you a bit about how to use the cutter...

Using the Vinyl Cutter in the Teen Tech Space
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