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Maker Field Day with NextFab Studio and the Franklin Institute

NextFab Studio and the Franklin Institute

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Philadelphia, PA

Maker Field Day with NextFab Studio and the Franklin Institu...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Spectator
Spectators will have access to all the action, but won't be participating in the Maker Field Day events as competitors. The registration fee also includes admission to the Franklin Institute on the day of the event.
Ended $5.00 $0.00
Competitors Under Age 15
Eight spots are available for competitors under the age of 15 who would like to compete against others in their age group. Special sessions will be run in speed soldering and the foamwood derby for these participants, but they will compete in the all-ages category for BristleBot racing and paper-tower building competitions. When the eight slots for under-15 competitors are filled, those interested can still register as an all-ages participant.
Ended $5.00 $0.00
All-Ages Competitors
Participants of all ages can register for a selected number of pre-registration slots; the registration fee includes admission to the Franklin on April 20.
Ended $5.00 $0.00

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Event Details

It'll be like the field days we grew up with, but instead of playing tug-of-war against those pesky 5th-graders, you'll be competing against your peers in events as varied as speed soldering, BristleBot racing, the Foamwood Derby and paper-tower building. The event, part of the inaugural Philadelphia Science Festival, will also feature an appearance by Dean Kamen, entrepreneur and inventor of the Segway, and the recipient of the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering.

To be held in the Franklin Institute's Harcourt Education Center, participants will have the opportunity to participate in any or all of the four events offered. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day for event session winners, and there will also be a final award ceremony at 4:30 p.m. to recognize the overall winner of each event.

Pre-registration is open to everyone, both participants and those interested in just watching the competition. The $5 entrance fee also includes admission to the Franklin Institute on Wednesday, April 20. Once pre-registration is sold out, those interested will be able to visit the Franklin Institute the day of the event for walk-in participation.

Visit NextFab's Science Festival page for more details on this event, and visit the Philadelphia Science Festival page for information on festival activities citywide.

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When & Where



The Franklin Institute
Harcourt Education Center
222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)


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