After the successful pilot LaserComm workshop at the MOXI Wolf Science Museum, the activity will be hosted by the UCSB Outreach volunteers again on the following days:
On 9/19, we will be hosting the activity for local middle school students who will be visiting the museum. We learned a couple of ways to improve the LaserComm activity from our pilot workshop, so we expect even more fun and learning in the workshops to come!
More detailed info on this activity can be found here.
Sam Shaw at the MOXI Wolf Science Museum held a pilot workshop on August 11 2019 to test out the PhoSoc LaserComm activity with local kids and families.
The newly revised activity uses laser cut components, printed circuit boards and 3D Printed mounts to allow museum visitors to focus entirely on manipulating light. See the LaserComm activity page for more info.
We made all the components fit onto a peg-board, which has sides to prevent stray laser light and allow kids to see where the light is going. The activity includes the following components: