Held at the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club (PEAK), 4120 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island.
Presented by Pop-Up Science.
Ages 10 and older.
This two-hour workshop invites participants to work with tools, tinker with electronics, and discover the many little electrical components that make up our everyday items. Take apart that coveted Xbox, learn how to distinguish capacitors from resistors, and keep all the pieces you want! From the wreckage, we’ll harvest wires, circuit boards, and buttons to create up-cycled transformers or jewelry sets–and learn where to recycle the rest without harming others or our environment. Please bring old and/or broken electronics of your choosing, including printers, desktop or laptop computers, voicemail machines, electromechanical toys (aka robotic toys that move/once moved), speakers, etc. Please do not bring microwaves, cathode ray tube TVs (aka older TVs), toner printers, or other large appliances because these materials should only be taken apart by experts. Pop-Up Science will dispose of all left-over waste.
Please register online or at the library. Parents welcome but do not need to register.
Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.