The Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) held it's second annual Science Open House event at the University of Oregon last Wednesday. Eugene Maker Space member Mark set EMS up with a table at the event so we could represent our group in the community.
Mark brought in his 3d printer and Rick brought in the lockpick Mystery box and vortex cannon. Mark's friend John was also there with his laptop and some custom made 3D models he created in Blender. Dean was also at the event taking photographs, including those below.
We had a lot of people checking out our display. Kids and adults alike were all very interested in learning how to pick locks so I think people were able to leave our display with at least the knowledge of how pin and tumbler locks work. Many people also got to see a 3d printer for the first time and left with a basic understanding of how a 3d printer operates.
All in all the event was a lot of fun! Hopefully we can have an even larger presence next year maybe with some more interactive activities for the younger crowd.