littleBits Circuitry Workshops for Kids Free Screening of Big Hero 6 LEGO Robotics Camps Gadgets and Devices: Innovating with the Great Inventors MODA + BURNAWAY present Eva Díaz: The Experimenters Design Conversation: Design for Healthy Living Panel Discussion littleBits & Bugs Circuitry Camps Coding with Scratch Design for Healthy Living Second Sundays are Free Family Days!

littleBits Circuitry Workshops for Kids

littleBits are color-coded “Bits modules” that snap together magnetically to make it easy for children to learn about electronics while building simple circuits and inventive projects in seconds.

In our littleBits Circuitry classes, children ages 8-12 will build electric circuits and use them to bring animate animals they've created or superhero gadgets they've designed.

For more information or registration, click here.

Free Screening of Big Hero 6

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Join us at dusk (about 9pm or so) on Thursday, May 28, in Atlantic Station's Central Park for a free screening of Big Hero 6!

Disney's Big Hero 6 is about the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

The movie's hero, Hiro Hamada, is a maker and roboticist who tinkers with 3D printers and scanners, nanobots, and makerspaces.

Bring your kids and join us! We'll be celebrating the fun of making and the delights of creative innovation with a 3D printer demo as well.  By bringing a creative hero to the big screen, Disney is saying a maker can be a superhero.

Co-sponsored by MODA and Atlantic Station.

Gadgets and Devices: Innovating with the Great Inventors

Offered at Georgia Tech, our Gadgets and Devices camps teach kids 8-12 about the remarkable machines designed and built by great innovators like Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Michelangelo and others.

As you study their devices and build your own, learn how these designers solved difficult problems by inventing gadgets and devices that could dive deep under the sea, lift heavy objects high in the air, see into the far reaches of the universe, and fly through the sky.

For more information, click here.

MODA + BURNAWAY present Eva Díaz: The Experimenters

Thursday May 21, 2015 6-8 pm

We are pleased to announce that Eva has rescheduled her visit. This event will now be held on Thursday May 21 from 6-8 pm.

The publication of Eva Díaz’s new book The Experimenters: Chance and Design at Black Mountain College (University of Chicago Press, 2015), and her residency with BURNAWAY Atlanta, provide the occasion for a talk and a series of films about the risks and possibilities of using the concept of the “test” as a lens to produce, teach, and understand art.

Book signing with the author to follow after the lecture. Copies of The Experimenters will be available for sale in the MODA store.

This is a FREE event that requires registration. Please register by clicking here.

Design Conversation: Design for Healthy Living Panel Discussion

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6-8pm

Co-Hosted by Design Collective and the Museum of Design Atlanta.

The design of the physical environments in which humans live, work and play greatly impacts health and wellbeing. Too often, however, design supports unhealthy rather than healthy habits and practices.

Architects, interior designers and urban planners are responding to this problem with active design, an approach to the development of buildings, streets and neighborhoods that makes daily physical activity and healthy foods more accessible and inviting.

Please join us for a discussion of these topics on Wednesday May 20, 2015 from 6-8 pm

This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required.  For more information and registration please click here.

littleBits & Bugs Circuitry Camps

Using littleBits circuitry sets, kids 8-12 will spend the week prototyping and learning about electronics and Hexbug micro robotic creatures.

Kids will kick off the week by adopting a Hexbug and designing the environment in which it lives. After that, they’ll use littleBits circuitry sets to adapt, customize, and transform their Hexbug’s habitat to perform a variety of functions.

At the end of the week, they can take their Hexbug home to continue playing with it and learning from it.

In this camp, kids will:
  • Learn how electric circuits work and how to use them to solve problems or enhance their creations
  • Learn the basics of 3D printing and design
  • Learn science, technology, engineering, math and design concepts
  • Enhance their team work and communication skills

For more information click here.

Coding with Scratch

Do your kids like to solve challenging problems?

Do they want to learn some computer science?

Would they enjoy making amazing games, drawings, and songs online?

Imaginations can run wild in tour multimedia Coding with Scratch workshops!

Upcoming Coding with Scratch Workshops

Kids will create their your own interactive stories, animated adventures, creative comics, and games while learning drag-and-drop programming with Scratch (a project of the MIT Media Lab). Computer characters are at their command!

At MODA, our instructors teach kids 8-15 how to use Scratch and encourage them to innovate, collaborate and reason in a logical and efficient ways.

Visit this webpage to see times and dates of classes offered in the coming months.

Design for Healthy Living

April 19 - August 9, 2015

Design for Healthy Living explores the impact of the built environment on human health and presents specific design strategies that are used to promote routine physical activity and healthy living.

The exhibition provides real-world examples from Atlanta and beyond that demonstrate these design strategies in use and highlight the impact that design is making on the health and well-being of communities.

Among the Atlanta projects featured in the exhibition are the Atlanta BeltLine, Serenbe, Lee Street Re-Design, Wheat Street Garden, and others.

This highly interactive exhibition — which features an installation by artist and designer Tristan Al-Haddad of Formations Studio — will encourage participation and dialogue as visitors consider the spaces they use each day and how these spaces can be used to improve their health and well-being.

Second Sundays are Free Family Days!

Sunday, June 8, 2015

On the second Sunday of each month, admission to MODA is free during regular opening hours of 12pm to 6pm. We also have great activities for kids and adults on these Free Family Days!

The next pay-what-you-wish day of 2015 will be May 10.
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littleBits Circuitry Workshops for Kids

littleBits are color-coded “Bits modules” that snap together magnetically to make it easy for children to learn about electronics while building simple circuits and inventive projects in seconds.

In our littleBits Circuitry classes, children ages 8-12 will build electric circuits and use them to bring animate animals they’ve created or superhero gadgets they’ve designed.

For more information or registration, click here.

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Free Screening of Big Hero 6

Join us at dusk (about 9pm or so) on Thursday, May 28, in Atlantic Station’s Central Park for a free screening of Big Hero 6!

Disney’s Big Hero 6 is about the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

The movie’s hero, Hiro Hamada, is a maker and roboticist who tinkers with 3D printers and scanners, nanobots, and makerspaces.

Bring your kids and join us! We’ll be celebrating the fun of making and the delights of creative innovation with a 3D printer demo as well.  By bringing a creative hero to the big screen, Disney is saying a maker can be a superhero.

Co-sponsored by MODA and Atlantic Station.

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LEGO Robotics Camps

Offered at Georgia Tech and at The Lovett School, our LEGO Robotics camps are great for kids ages 6-12 who want to learn basic robotic engineering, programming principles, and science, technology, engineering and math concepts.

Kids will learn:

  • Basic robotic engineering
  • Programming principles
  • Science, technology, engineering, math and design concepts

    For more information, click here.

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    Gadgets and Devices: Innovating with the Great Inventors

    Offered at Georgia Tech, our Gadgets and Devices camps teach kids 8-12 about the remarkable machines designed and built by great innovators like Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Michelangelo and others.

    As you study their devices and build your own, learn how these designers solved difficult problems by inventing gadgets and devices that could dive deep under the sea, lift heavy objects high in the air, see into the far reaches of the universe, and fly through the sky.



    For more information, click here.

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