Engineering and Tinkering
View engineering and tinkering websites, projects, and videos on the Exploratorium website. For 40-plus years, we’ve offered creative, thought-provoking exhibits, experiences, tools, and projects that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning.
Light an LED with five cents.
Surprisingly, a flat panel rolls smoothly on non-circular rollers.
Listen to the sound of rain falling—anytime, anywhere.
Short bursts of moving images produce some interesting effects.
Know your C, M, Y, and K.
Two lips make sound.
So close, yet so far away.
Explore resonance to discover how objects vibrate at certain frequencies.
Demonstrate how different objects vibrate at different frequencies.
Ding dong! This investigation shows how your doorbell works.
See pictures in thin air.