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Join us for Café Scientifique

We’re still in the planning stages for upcoming programming! Check back for dates for this unique Pittsburgh event!

Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!

Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... you can ask your own questions! After a brief talk by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Plus, enjoy our pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.

Café Sci is going VIRTUAL on Mon., Aug. 3!

Café Sci is going VIRTUAL on Mon., Aug. 3!

Presenter

Doug DeHaven
Exhibits Designer Mechatronics
Carnegie Science Center

Virtual Café Sci: The Button Wall

What’s 8-feet long and 200 buttons that set off all sorts of sights and sounds throughout the gallery? It’s the Science Center’s fan-favorite attraction, The Button Wall!

Learn about the creation process from napkin sketch to completion with the Science Center’s own head of mechatronics Doug DeHaven. From the hand-cramping fun of terminating over 2,000 ends on 200+ feet of wire to the programmatic journey of getting 27 Arduino’s talking to each other, it’s a behind-the-scenes discussion of one of the world’s largest interactive button walls!

Through interactive prototyping, visitor testing, and engagement in science, learn how the wall can control powerful thunderstorms, make a submarine dive deep underwater, and deploy cascades of tomatoes all through the fingertips (and imaginations) of early learners.

About our Virtual Café Sci:

The event is FREE to attend, but preregistration is required here opens in a new window! Once you sign up, you’ll get an email confirmation with instructions on how to enter the event. Have a question for Doug? You’ll be able to type your questions in the Q&A section during the presentation!

Join us for Café Scientifique

We’re still in the planning stages for upcoming programming! Check back for dates for this unique Pittsburgh event!

Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!

Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... you can ask your own questions! After a brief talk by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Plus, enjoy our pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.

Café Sci is going VIRTUAL on Mon., Aug. 3!

Café Sci is going VIRTUAL on Mon., Aug. 3!

Presenter

Doug DeHaven
Exhibits Designer Mechatronics
Carnegie Science Center

Virtual Café Sci: The Button Wall

What’s 8-feet long and 200 buttons that set off all sorts of sights and sounds throughout the gallery? It’s the Science Center’s fan-favorite attraction, The Button Wall!

Learn about the creation process from napkin sketch to completion with the Science Center’s own head of mechatronics Doug DeHaven. From the hand-cramping fun of terminating over 2,000 ends on 200+ feet of wire to the programmatic journey of getting 27 Arduino’s talking to each other, it’s a behind-the-scenes discussion of one of the world’s largest interactive button walls!

Through interactive prototyping, visitor testing, and engagement in science, learn how the wall can control powerful thunderstorms, make a submarine dive deep underwater, and deploy cascades of tomatoes all through the fingertips (and imaginations) of early learners.

About our Virtual Café Sci:

The event is FREE to attend, but preregistration is required here opens in a new window! Once you sign up, you’ll get an email confirmation with instructions on how to enter the event. Have a question for Doug? You’ll be able to type your questions in the Q&A section during the presentation!

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