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  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 OPEN DAILY: Mon-Sun,10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, and March 30, 2019 for MAD Bash

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Innovation Incubator Maker Labs

DREAM. DESIGN. MAKE.

Step into the Innovation Incubator (I2) to explore high-tech maker tools while dreaming up incredible ideas and watching them come to life! We're constantly working to provide new I2 Maker Labs that not only get you excited about learning STEM concepts, but also give you free reign to exercise your creative mind. From turning yourself into a 3D printed superhero to using fluid dynamics to create incredible marbled art, there's fun for everyone! Spaces are limited.

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Please note: I2 Maker Labs are add-on experiences, requiring the purchase of general admission tickets or a membership to participate.

 

Current I2 Maker Labs:

MAKE IT: Snow Globes

Create your very own snow globe and let it snow! We will discover and discuss viscosity, gravity, and resistance in a short lesson, then use our physics knowledge to create the illusion of softly falling snow inside of our custom, handmade snow globes.

COST: $15 members; $20 non-members
AGES: Best for 8 to Adult

MAKE IT: Lasercut Clocks

It’s about time: assemble your own lasercut clock! Learn lasercutter basics, customize and engrave a clock face, and assemble your own timepiece! Learn about clockmaking challenges, and discuss how the human brain perceives the passage of time.

COST: $15 members; $20 non-members
AGES: Best for 8 to Adult


DESIGN IT: DIY Video Game

Learn the basics of Videogame Design with Bloxels and the Innovation Incubator! We’ll discuss the foundations of what makes great games, and build our very own pixel-based game for friends and family to play!

COST: $12 members; $16 non-members
AGES: Best for 10 to Adult

DESIGN IT: Lasercut Ornament

Tradition meets scientific innovation as we explore creating and designing our own laser cut ornaments that will bring cheer throughout the winter season! We’ll cover the basics of the laser cutter as we customize and engrave our unique ornaments, and as we assemble our ornaments we’ll discuss the process of bringing our 2D designs into the 3D world.

COST: $12 members; $16 non-members
AGES: Best for 10 to Adult


PRINT IT: Become an Action Figure!

Become the superhero you always knew you were! Explore 3D printing technologies as you learn how to 3D scan yourself using a "hacked" Kinect, and use 3D software to create an action figure avatar of yourself to 3D print. Please Note: Due to the time required print projects, attendees will receive their final 3D printed project in the mail. 

COST: $15 members; $20 non-members
AGES: Best for 10 to Adult

PRINT IT: Build-a-Bot Workshop

Step into our Build-a-Bot Workshop to explore 3D printing technologies! This lab will help you learn more about TinkerCAD as you design your own robot for printing.  Please Note: Due to the time required print projects, attendees will receive their final 3D printed project in the mail. 

COST: $15 members; $20 non-members
AGES: Best for 10 to Adult

Limited space available. Subject change.

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800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
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