TekVenture's 2013 Chain Reaction Challenge 6

Free Workshop - Saturday, March 23, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Downtown ACPL

 In the workshop we we will provide details of the TekVenture Chain  Reaction  Challenge, demonstrate a machine, show videos that will  give you ideas and discuss  ideas for building your own machine.

The day will start with a premiere of "Sid the Science Kid" the movie
from 12:00 - 1:30 pm, followed by our kid-friendly Chain Reaction
Challenge workshop.  Space is limited.  Register now.

Come early and meet Hoooper from PBS Kids.  PBS Kid's Club Members
get a special goody bag.

CRC Event Day - Saturday, April 20, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Downtown ACPL

 Team Set-Up: 9:00-10:00 am
 Judging and Demonstration: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
 Community Chain Reaction: 2:00* pm
 Awards: 3:00* pm

* Exact times subject to change

2013 Theme - "May The Force (of Gravity) Be With You"

The TekVenture Chain Reaction Challenge is an introduction to TekVenture, a community-built, public art & technology laboratory. While searching for a home in the near downtown Fort Wayne area, the Chain Reaction Challenge was created to help demonstrate a dream for the community.

People of all ages and experiences are invited to create a machine or "link" in this sixth-annual community chain reaction. Work alone or gather a group of friends and enjoy the fun by building a contraption that fits on one six-foot table (or three-foot, for novices) and has an energy input and output that can lift a golf ball 1-inch. Your contraption will pull the string to start the next contraption. Then we'll connect the links together to make one large Chain Reaction built by our community! No open flames, smoke of any kind, dangerous chemicals, helium balloons, or more than 1 cup of water is allowed.

Check out this fun video from our last event and another on How to Build a Rube Goldberg Machine.  Both the video and the How To were produced by Aaron Makin! Aaron and his family have participated in the Chain Reaction Challenge for four of the last five years.

2013 Chain Reaction Challenge (CRC) Committee
Greg Jacobs TekVenture, Inc.
Doug Lawson ITT Exelis
Jane Applegate ExitZero Communications
Casey Drudge CRC Demonstration Machine
B.J. Harper Retired - Fort Wayne Community Schools
Sara Harper CRC Secretary
Randy Konowitz Superior Essex
Steve Miller Allen County Public Library