Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things MakerBot® Comes to MODA’s Design Bar! The Great Chair Hack of 2014 Building Quest Camp Design Camp for Middle-Schoolers LEGO Robotics Camps Kids: Make Your Own Young Explorers: 3D Printing from Minecraft Drink in Design: Social Card Game Second Sundays are Pay-As-You-Wish Days!

Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things

February 23 - May 11, 2014

Hidden Heroes. The Genius of Everyday Things highlights the stories behind the design of 36 ordinary objects that have revolutionized the way we live, such as paper clips, bubble wrap, and pencils. Organized by The Vitra Museum in Germany, the products showcased in this traveling exhibition illuminate four aspects of their design: innovation, production, evolution and inspiration.

To make a gift in support of this exhibition, click this link and select "Hidden Heroes Individual” or "Hidden Heroes Corporate" in the drop-down menu or contact Barbara Richardson at brichardson@museumofdesign.org, 404.856.5963

MakerBot® Comes to MODA’s Design Bar!

February 23 - May 11, 2014

The Design Bar in the MODA lobby is a great place to exercise your creativity and try out your design skills! Now, thanks to MODA's new partnership with MakerBot®, you can also try your hand at 3D printing on a MakerBot® Replicator 2® 3D Printer in the Design Bar.

Stop in anytime: you can watch the printers at work or sit down at the Design Bar and customize and create your own 3D printed object.

Or enroll in one of our many Hands-On introductory classes. Click here for more information about our offerings.

The Great Chair Hack of 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

MODA presents an afternoon of “chair hacking” at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

The inherent configurability of IKEA products has created an underground movement of “IKEA hacking” where people modify, rebuild, reconfigure and customize IKEA pieces to fit their needs.

In keeping with this trend, teams of students, professionals, artists and/or hackers are invited to explore what a piece of IKEA furniture can become. Teams will be given an IKEA chair, three hours, and tasked with making anything but a chair. Prizes for best hacks will be given.

To participate, just assemble your own team of 2-4 participants and register by contacting Katie Simms at 404.856.5961 or ksimms@museumofdesign.org by April 8.

Building Quest Camp

Does your child love Minecraft? Does your child aspire to be an architect?

At our unique summer camp, Building Quest, kids ages 8-12, will explore different styles and types of architecture, like Greek temples, Roman amphitheaters, Egyptian pyramids, medieval cathedrals, or modern houses. They’ll practice building structures in those styles in the Minecraft world, while also learning principles of architecture and engineering.

Finally, they’ll use their newly honed skills to design their own buildings and to 3D print models that can be taken home.

For registration or to learn more, click here.

Design Camp for Middle-Schoolers

How can design make the world a better place? How can you use design to solve the big, important problems of the 21st century?

In conjunction with our upcoming exhibition, Design for Social Impact, MODA is offering summer camps that provide Middle Schoolers (rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders) with the opportunity to explore those questions, while learning how to go from idea to object through hands-on projects and conversations with local designers.

For more information, click here.

LEGO Robotics Camps

Want your child to do something unique and absolutely cool?

How about building and designing robots using LEGOs?

At campMODA, students 6-14 years old learn basic robotic engineering, programming principals, and science, technology, engineering and math concepts while having fun!

Your child’s natural curiosity and ingenuity will help them envision possibilities and develop innovative solutions to difficult technology problems.

For more information,. click here

Kids: Make Your Own

February 23 - May 11, 2014

A workshop for kids aged 8-15 that provides an introduction to designing in 3D space. A MODA Instructor will guide students through the process of creating an objectbefore printing it out on a Makerbot© Replicator© 2 Desktop 3D Printer.

Using Tinkercad, an easy-to-use 3D design software, they’ll learn how to manipulate basic shapes, symbols and texts. Your child will leave the class with a 3D print (in some cases, these may have to be picked up later due to print time) and a basic knowledge of 3D design.

Participation is $20 for Members, $25 for non-Members. For dates and registration, click here.

Young Explorers: 3D Printing from Minecraft

February 23 - May 11, 2014

Do you have a child who loves to play Minecraft? In Minecraft, kids are able to build anything they can imagine! Our Young Explorers class lets kids aged 6-15 take that to the next level.

Working in Minecraft, they’ll design a 3D object and then print it on a Makerbot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer and take it home (in some cases, these may have to be picked up later due to print time).

Participation is $20 for Members, $25 for non-Members.

For class dates, times, and registration, click this link

Drink in Design: Social Card Game

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Join us for a night of Hidden Hero game play! Silly Monkey, LLC is back with a new game inspired by MODA's current exhibition Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things. Trade, bluff and guess things about the heroes. Discover which hero didn't come about until machines could bend and cut steel. Is it true that they hang this hero in trees in Denmark? Figure out why phillumenists collect this hero.

Meet other museum attendees for a night of raucous fun, drink and more fun!

Participation is free with regular museum admission and free for members. Please register in advance by clicking here

Second Sundays are Pay-As-You-Wish Days!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

On the second Sunday of each month, admission to MODA is pay-what-you-wish during regular opening hours of 12pm to 5pm.

Pay-what-you-wish tickets are available in person only and may not be purchased in advance.

In 2014, pay-what-you-wish days will fall on March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, September 14, November 9, and December 14.
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Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things

Hidden Heroes. The Genius of Everyday Things highlights the stories behind the design of 36 ordinary objects that have revolutionized the way we live, such as paper clips, bubble wrap, and pencils. Organized by The Vitra Museum in Germany, the products showcased in this traveling exhibition illuminate four aspects of their design: innovation, production, evolution and inspiration.

To make a gift in support of this exhibition, click this link and select “Hidden Heroes Individual” or “Hidden Heroes Corporate” in the drop-down menu or contact Barbara Richardson at brichardson@museumofdesign.org, 404.856.5963

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MakerBot-with-Printed-Items

MakerBot® Comes to MODA’s Design Bar!

The Design Bar in the MODA lobby is a great place to exercise your creativity and try out your design skills! Now, thanks to MODA’s new partnership with MakerBot®, you can also try your hand at 3D printing on a MakerBot® Replicator 2® 3D Printer in the Design Bar.

Stop in anytime: you can watch the printers at work or sit down at the Design Bar and customize and create your own 3D printed object.

Or enroll in one of our many Hands-On introductory classes. Click here for more information about our offerings.

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Chair-Hack

The Great Chair Hack of 2014

MODA presents an afternoon of “chair hacking” at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

The inherent configurability of IKEA products has created an underground movement of “IKEA hacking” where people modify, rebuild, reconfigure and customize IKEA pieces to fit their needs.

In keeping with this trend, teams of students, professionals, artists and/or hackers are invited to explore what a piece of IKEA furniture can become. Teams will be given an IKEA chair, three hours, and tasked with making anything but a chair. Prizes for best hacks will be given.

To participate, just assemble your own team of 2-4 participants and register by contacting Katie Simms at 404.856.5961 or ksimms@museumofdesign.org by April 8.

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Minecraft

Building Quest Camp

Does your child love Minecraft? Does your child aspire to be an architect?

At our unique summer camp, Building Quest, kids ages 8-12, will explore different styles and types of architecture, like Greek temples, Roman amphitheaters, Egyptian pyramids, medieval cathedrals, or modern houses. They’ll practice building structures in those styles in the Minecraft world, while also learning principles of architecture and engineering.

Finally, they’ll use their newly honed skills to design their own buildings and to 3D print models that can be taken home.

For registration or to learn more, click here.

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