Tesla's Toolbox

Tesla's Toolbox

Hands-on educational fun for pre-teens to adult. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Occurs every 3rd Saturday of the month.

Offered third Saturday each month

Tesla's Toolbox is a Space Foundation program named for engineer Nikola Tesla, who conducted some of his most creative experiments in Colorado Springs. From the Tesla experiments in electricity in the early 1900s, to current research in aerospace technology, Colorado Springs has long been a source of creativity, and the Space Foundation wants to encourage this local talent and encourage future exploration and experimentation through hands-on "Maker" activities.

Our Tesla's Toolbox workshops are held the third Saturday each month at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. The program is designed for ages 10 and up, to share the basics of future technologies. It is also meant to encourage creativity and exploration in STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering and math. Example activities include App Development, Minecraft 3D Design and Programming, a Mars Robot Design Challenge and Kinetic Creations. While the workshops are not designed to be comprehensive, they will give participants the tools and the resources to continue their exploration at home on their own. And each activity will introduce concepts that will prove valuable in inspiring possible future STEM occupations.

Dec 2017
Holograms seem like a thing of the future. But, you can make one today! Come and discover how to make a simple hologram display, using inexpensive materials and your smartphone or tablet! Three Sessions: 10:00a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.… [more]
Jan 2018
Make a gyrating robot out of a toothbrush and simple vibration motor.  Then, create a course for your robot to follow, compete or dance in.  (A small materials fee will apply)