Sacramento Public Library Book-to-Action Hackathon-Make a Rube Goldberg machine

This is it! The final build! Let’s build Rube Goldberg Machine! Upon completion, the machine will be moved to the library for public display. Here is a list of all related activities and dates: 

Book: Zero to Maker by David Lang (Copies available at the Hacker Lab and Sacramento Public Library)
• Book club meeting to discuss the book at the Coffee Garden on April 16th at 7:00 p.m
• Author David Lang speaks at the Arcade Library – April 19

Action: Sacramento Public Library Book-to-Action Hackathon (Make a Rube Goldberg machine!)
Kick-off meeting: design the Rube Goldberg MachineMay 31
Safety meeting and preparationJune 7,8
• Assemble the Rube Goldberg Machine! – June 21 

In this last phase of the Action part of the Book-to-Action series, we will capitalize off of our previous efforts designing and preparing; nobody knows what the final product will actually look like until we put it all together! The build is expected to only take one day, but may spill over into Sunday. Remember that this will be displayed proudly at the library, so the final push is critical.
If you previously registered for the previous session and actually showed up, you will be pre-registered for this event, but you may sign-up again if you feel it’s necessary. Children are allowed, but require continuous supervision by their parent or guardian. 

About the book: Are you possessed by the urge to invent, design, and make something that others enjoy, but don’t know how to plug into the maker movement? In Zero to Maker, David Lang explains how he became a pro maker after losing his job, and how the experience helped him start OpenROV—a community and product line focused on open source undersea exploration. It all happened once he became an active member of the maker culture. Ready to take the plunge into the next Industrial Revolution? This guide provides a clear and inspiring roadmap. From This program is part of Book-to-Action series and occurs in partnership with Hacker Lab. Book-to-Action is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for working on this, everyone. See you Saturday if not sooner!

    June 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will also be at the lab tonight working with Oso if any else can drop by.

    June 18, 2014

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