This week at Mindport: January 20-24th

fast returnThis week we’re introducing a new exhibit – yet unnamed – by Mark Day.  Five different mechanisms that transform rotational motion to other forms of motion are housed on a rotating platform.  These mechanisms were initially developed to meet particular needs during the pre-computer industrial age, but still exist today in modified forms – now powered by software and electricity rather than by steam or muscle power.

paper pileOn Saturday, Mindport’s Correspondence Club meets from 10:30am to 12:30pm.  We’re a friendly group of newcomers and regulars, and you’re welcome to join us.   Tables and chairs are dragged out into the upstairs classroom, supplies are spread around, and everyone gets started making envelopes, postcards, and anything else that comes to mind.  Long live the USPS! (If stairs make this event inaccessible for you, please let us know, and we’ll keep you apprised of similar activities that take place on the main floor of the museum.)