Last Thursday, as a part of a glow-themed adult night, we brought out a bunch of florescent and glow-in-the-dark activities, environmental elements and art pieces that we have been working on for the past few weeks in the learning studio. We bathed the marble machine fort in UV light and decorated the tracks and tubes with orange and pink florescent tape to make “cosmic” ball runs with our glowing green marbles. Visitors made light-up accessories with LEDs, coin cell batteries, and wire. And they gave each other highlighter tattoos visible under the black lights. Last but not least, we set up a cardboard brick hearth for a stop-motion animation screensaver of a candy corn/pretzel fireplace made by PES and created a cardboard bearskin rug for lounging during the event. This motley collection of experiments all contributed to a very cool environment for some glowing tinkering fun.
The highlighter tattoos were very popular. This lovely design features a hot glue gun.
And it became the coolest place to hang out (besides right underneath the massive cubatron)