Science Museum of Western Virginia

Musical Robot Orchestra: Grades 6th - 8th, July 24 - 28

Location Roanoke, VA
Event Date(s) Jul 24, 2017 to Jul 28, 2017
Event Status This is a completed event. Please check back later for upcoming event dates and to register online.
Grades 6th to 8th
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Event Description

Science Museum of Western Virginia
Musical Robot Orchestra

Led by Dr. Ico Bukvic from Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, Musical Robots Orchestra is a 5-day maker workshop that will explore the design and creation of musical instruments that are capable of playing by themselves and in consort with other nearby instruments. The workshop will involve ideation, design, creative coding and connecting computers with various sensors and devices designed to produce sound and music. At the end of the workshop the resulting musical robots will have an opportunity to perform together as an orchestra. No prior coding experience is required.  (Food is not provided, so be sure to send a lunch and two snacks with your Robotic Musician.)

July 24 - 28

Who: Girls & Boys
Grades: 6th -8th
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $250 for Members
$275 for Nonmembers

Hannah Weiss, Director of Education 540-342-5729

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