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Mouse Creative Computing Lab

Welcome to the Mouse Creative Computing Lab! This is a space for innovation and experimentation at our Mouse HQ. All learners are welcome to come play with a variety of modular digital, analog and environmental inputs to produce a variety of creative outputs.

The lab will be a place where both youth and adult experts can design and explore interactive computing together at free learning events throughout the school year.

What is the Creative Computing Lab?

The Mouse Creative Computing Lab is a space for innovation. It is a permanent, expandable space in the Mouse office containing modular blended digital/analog/IRL tools and experiences. We combine tools and experiences at events throughout the school year for FREE!

No prior experience in tech or making is required, in fact it is encouraged! Events at our lab are free and open to everyone. These events bring together students and professional coders, crafters, designers, artists, gamers, and more from all over NYC.

2019 - 2020 Events Calendar

Costume Tech (Elementary only)

  • When: 10/30 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Who: 3rd, 4th & 5th grade only
  • What: Experiment with Halloween costumes that light up, make sound and take you out of this world, at this event that culminates in a costume showcase.

Robot Election

  • When: 11/20 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Who: Middle & High school students
  • What: Create a robot candidate to run for leader of the robots. Teams will prototype robot candidates using circuitry components, design a campaign website on Glitch, deliver a campaign pitch before voting for the winner at the robot election.

Future February

  • When: 2/12 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Who: Middle & High school students
  • What: Imagine the technologies that will define the future by experimenting with several cutting edge technologies.

Design and Build Jam

  • When: 3/18 4 - 6 PM
  • Who: Middle & High school students (Priority for Emoti-Con presenters)
  • What: Calling all teams preparing for Emoti-Con! This Design and Build Jam will focus on the fundamental making skills that could help you create next-level prototypes of your Emoti-Con project idea.

Earth Tech

  • When: 4/22 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Who: Middle & High school students
  • What: Explore climate issues while getting your hands dirty creating at in-depth maker stations that focus on sustainable technology.

Creative Computing Experience

  • When: 5/27 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Who: Middle & High school students
  • What: Discover the creative possibilities of technology in an exciting, hands on event for the Mouse Creative Computing lab. Join us to experiment with the limits of creative technology!

* We sometimes make exceptions for enthusiastic learners outside the recommended ages for events. Please reach out to alex@mouse.org with any questions.

Do I have to bring anything?

Only a signed consent form.

We'll provide all the materials you need, including pizza. Bring a project of your own if you have one.

Where do these events take place?

All above events are held at Mouse HQ in the Financial District in Manhattan:

Mouse
55 Broad Street
16th floor
New York City

How else can I get involved?

  • We are always looking for volunteers to bring exciting projects to our events. Please contact Alex if you would like to volunteer at an upcoming event.
  • If your organization would like to sponsor an event, please contact Shaquana.
  • Can't make it to the scheduled dates? Check out more Upcoming Events and Opportunities at Mouse

Questions?

Need more info about this event? Need help getting to the Mouse Creative Computing Lab? Please email alex@mouse.org for additional information and answers.

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