The good thing, maybe the only good thing, about the Exploratorium’s temporary closure is that the monthly Open Make events are moving around the bay. This month, instead of what would have been a trek to San Francisco, Open Make is in San Jose!
The Tech Museum is hosting Open Make: Flight tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The morning begins with building rockets out of paper and tape, then launching them using an air compressor, all under the helpful eye of designer and Young Maker South Bay coordinator Rick Schertle.
Meet the Makers is on the slate for mid-day, moderated by Dale Dougherty, Founder of MAKE Magazine, Maker Faire, Maker Education Initiative, and Maker Media. featuring Schertle, Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics, Founder of DIY Drones, former Editor of WiredMagazine, Team Viper, experienced Young Makers who built a full-motion flight simulator into a plane fuselage for last year’s Maker Faire.
Following the talk is an opportunity to learn more about the Young Makers program. Young Makers can talk about their progress, challenges, and plans with other Young Makers. For those already in the Young Makers program, they get free museum admission on Open Make days, plus one adult mentor.