littleBits Circuitry Workshops for Kids Design Nerd Trivia Night Make a Gift to MODA Design for Healthy Living Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future Second Sundays are Free Family Days! 3D Printing from Minecraft

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.

Design Nerd Trivia Night

Thursday, October 22, 6pm to 8pm

MODA invites you and three of your closest design friends to form a team and compete in our very first Design Nerd Trivia Night on Thursday, October 2.

It's going to be a highly competitive, down and dirty competition as design firms face off against design firms, and faculty and students from design schools show their colors.

For more information or to enter your team, click here.

Make a Gift to MODA

MODA shares compelling stories and hands-on experiences that demonstrate how design is making the world a better place.

In this and other ways, MODA is a small but mighty organization that’s making a difference in Atlanta. Our exhibitions, lectures, classes, and field trips empower kids and adults to experience design as a problem solving process.

With the help of friends like you, we’ve been a vital part of Atlanta’s cultural landscape for 25 years. Please join us as we continue to explore design as a powerful force for positive change.

Your contribution in any amount will make a difference.

Give online by clicking here or mail your gift to 1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

To make a gift of stock, please call us at 404-856-5963.

Design for Healthy Living

April 19 - September 6, 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.

Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future

September 20, 2015 - January 10, 2016

3D printing technology and the open source communities surrounding it are rapidly changing the world by making the powerful, new tools of design and manufacturing available to a much wider audience. This accessibility ultimately allows each one of us to design customized solutions to the complex problems around us.

3D Printing the Future will explore projects, both large and small, in which 3D printing technology is being used in innovative ways. From fabricating lighter components for airplanes to designing custom prosthetics, this exhibition will explore the exciting designs made possible by 3D printing and the many questions that these technological advances will raise for our future.

The exhibition will include projects such as:
  • The Made in Space Zero-G 3D Printer that traveled to the International Space station in 2014
  • Nooka Watches and a FreshFiber Bubble Lamp by 3D Systems
  • Chase Me, a stop-motion film made entirely with 3D printed characters and sets
  • Design for 3D printing a lunar habitation on the moon by Foster + Partners
  • Kinematics Dress by Nervous System
Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future is an original exhibition organized by the Museum of Design Atlanta with the support of 3D Systems, Advanced RP, Essdack, Dremel, Formlabs, the Northside Hospital Foundation, Fulton County Arts and Culture, and the City of Atlanta's Office of Cultural Affairs. Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future is an original exhibition organized by the Museum of Design Atlanta.

Second Sundays are Free Family Days!

Sunday, October 11, 2015 1-5 pm

Every second Sunday of the month is Family Free Day at MODA!

MODA will be closed from September 7 -September 19 while we install our new exhibition, Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future. Our next Family Free Day will be October 11. Stay tuned for more information.

3D Printing from Minecraft

In our 3D printing from Minecraft classes, kids ages 8-15 take their gaming skills to the next level as they design structures in Minecraft that can be printed on one of our 3D Printers (due to print times, items will be ready for pick-up within a few days).

In these workshops, students will:

  • become familiar with a basic 3d design software
  • learn how to design an object by manipulating basic shapes, symbols and texts
  • learn about 3D printing, its materials, and processes

  • Click here to browse classes and for registration.
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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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    Design Nerd Trivia Night

    MODA invites you and three of your closest design friends to form a team and compete in our very first Design Nerd Trivia Night on Thursday, October 2.

    It’s going to be a highly competitive, down and dirty competition as design firms face off against design firms, and faculty and students from design schools show their colors.

    For more information or to enter your team, click here.

    More>>

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    Make a Gift to MODA

    MODA shares compelling stories and hands-on experiences that demonstrate how design is making the world a better place.

    In this and other ways, MODA is a small but mighty organization that’s making a difference in Atlanta. Our exhibitions, lectures, classes, and field trips empower kids and adults to experience design as a problem solving process.

    With the help of friends like you, we’ve been a vital part of Atlanta’s cultural landscape for 25 years. Please join us as we continue to explore design as a powerful force for positive change.

    Your contribution in any amount will make a difference.

    Give online by clicking here or mail your gift to 1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

    To make a gift of stock, please call us at 404-856-5963.

    More>>

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    Design for Healthy Living

    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.

    More>>