This year’s faire will feature a collaboration between the South Side Hackerspace and the Museum of Science and Industry’s Fab Lab to create and launch gliders!

Visit the South Side Hackerspace to assemble the fuselage (main body of the aircraft) from components created by a computer-controlled foam cutting machine. You can also learn more about SSH:C and how to join. Afterwards, swing by MSI’s Fab Lab maker station where you can design your own custom glider and put it through real flight test.  Discover the basics a glider needs for flight and see you project soar through the air!  Prepare for take-off! 

sshc-squareThe South Side Hackerspace is a group of hackers and makers in the Bridgeport/Pilsen area. They seek to bring together like-minded individuals in order to create a “social, educational, and collaborative space for [themselves] and the community.” You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

The Wanger Family Fab Lab – or fabrication laboratory – is a maker MSIspace located at the Museum of Science and Industry.  Here you can dream up, design and make items from practical to whimsical using cutting-edge software and equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters and milling machines.  Dream it, design it, fab it!

Prepare to fly with this collaboration between the Museum of Science and Industry and the South Side Hackerspace on Saturday!

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