Tech Events Around Boston- October 2014 Roundup

Looking for a technology event in October in the Boston area? The following are free and low-cost tech events that will get your child involved in STEM-related activities.

October 1: Design and build a story about a city in SimCity 5 and create a scale model at the Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library. This 12-week program will allow children to explore the core challenges facing our nation’s cities. (5th-8th grade)

October 4:  First ever MIT Mini Maker Faire event in Cambridge hosted by students, staff and alumni. Maker Faire is a day-long event, founded by MAKE magazine to celebrate the spirit of creation – whether it’s creators of handicrafts, high-tech robotics, or custom go-karts. At these events, creators bring out their creations to share with each other and with the community. (Free and open to the public).

October 4: Become a paleontologist and dig for and discover real fossils. Make your very own fossil at the Robbins Library (Arlington). (Ages 7-11)

Arduino Controlled Servo Robot
Build an Arduino Controlled Servo Robot at the Natick Library.

October 4: Hands-on Engineering and Design at the MIT Museum. Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D design, and a variety of other topics with hands-on making and tinkering exercises! (Free with Museum admission; for ages 12+).

October 7: Design and build a story about a city in SimCity 5 and create a scale model at the Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library. This 12-week program will allow children to explore the core challenges facing our nation’s cities. (5th-8th grade)

October 10: Mad Scientist Party at the Cary Memorial Library (Lexington). Come make crafts, concoctions and surprises. (Grades K-3)

October 11: Hands-on Engineering and Design at the MIT Museum. Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D design, and a variety of other topics with hands-on making and tinkering exercises! (Free with Museum admission; for ages 12+).

October 17: Come build a robot with the Rhode Island Computer Museum at the Morse Institute Library (Natick). Learn basic circuitry and get instructions on how to build a simple robot. (Ages 11-18)

October 17: MIT Energy Night at the MIT Museum is a celebration of the ingenuity, innovation, and imagination of MIT faculty, researchers, students, and alumni. Free and open to the public.

October 18: Hands-on Engineering and Design at the MIT Museum. Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D design, and a variety of other topics with hands-on making and tinkering exercises! (Free with Museum admission; for ages 12+).

October 21: Math + Stories at the Cary Memorial Library (Lexington). A fun, casual, math themed storytime. (Ages 4-5)

October 21:  Go on a real-world treasure hunt using GPS-enabled smartphones in a Geocaching event at the Newton Free Library. (Age 10+)

October 22: Participate in a Teen STEAMpunk Adventure at the Swampscott Public Library and get to invent stuff, build things and solve puzzles using STEAM skills. (5th-12 grade)

October 22: Have fun with hands-on, daring science experiments for young scientists at the Cary Memorial Library (Lexington). (Grades 4-6)

October 25: Hands-on Engineering and Design at the MIT Museum. Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D design, and a variety of other topics with hands-on making and tinkering exercises! (Free with Museum admission; for ages 12+).

October 27: Math fun at home! Learn simple activities to mix math into your child’s everyday life. At the Cary Memorial Library (Lexington). Geared for children 4-8.

October 28: Light up your Halloween costume with EL Wire at the Newton Free Library (electroluminescent wire is flexible and glows). Open to all ages.

Image Source: An Arduino Controlled Servo Robot – (SERB) by oomlout, CC-BY-2.0.

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