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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Rupert%27s_Drop PrinceRupert]  drops, aka Dutch tears
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Rupert%27s_Drop PrinceRupert]  drops, aka Dutch tears
** Set up Party tent to make sure that we stay dry
** Partytent is a  designated safety zone - goggles must be worn by everyone at all times!
* Making silver mirrors
* Making silver mirrors
* Potassium permanganate + glycerin
* Potassium permanganate + glycerin

Revision as of 17:55, 25 May 2016

Event RevKids
Name RevKids
Contact Gori, Gert, gny, Trashman, Sebastius, ...
Duration 29 May 2016 - 29 May 2016
Information A fun packed afternoon in the Space for kids with an interest in technology.

* Location: RevSpace
* Open from: 13:00

  • When: Sunday 29 May 2016, 13:00 - 17:00(-ish)
  • Target age: 4 and up
    • Main criterion is that they are not putting random things in their mouth any more and understand that no means no for safety reasons.
  • Confirmed number of kids : 23 ish
    • (if you plan to come, please add to this number)


  • Gori & Carola
  • Trashman
  • Gny
  • PeterC
  • Gert
  • ...


  • cupcakes - suggested donation 1 Euro
  • popcorn - sweet and salty
  • roosvicee
  • Snack tomatoes, cucumbers and small fruits
  • Coffee and Tea

Confirmed Activities

Science demos

by PeterC + Marco. Location: Outside the Sparkshack under the party tent

  • PrinceRupert drops, aka Dutch tears
  • Making silver mirrors
  • Potassium permanganate + glycerin
  • Dancing slime - optional


by Gny. Location: canteen

  • Scratch intro / walkthrough for kids by a kid: write your own game in 15 minutes (needed: table, projector, optionally: a few laptops to play along)

(Video) games

by everyone. Location: the lounge

  • Game cube
  • Vectrex
  • Geomag
  • OpenTilt - in the canteen

Water rockets

by Gert. Location: outside the sparkshack

  • with a bike pump
  • and then for the real work: compressor


by various: Location: Klusbunker

  • Bristlebots (Trashman)
  • Bibberspiraal (benadski)
  • LED Flower and Computer seeds (Carola + Gori)
  • Dissasembly (pc, CD Rom)


By Crashjuh. Location: radioshack in the Sparkshack

  • Demos and explanation of radio
  • Radio-fox hunt (Crashjuh)

Activities details

any speciffics can go here

  • Prince rupert drops
    • Needs acquiring rods of glass and polarizing filter to see tension
    • Beware of glass shrapnel - Gert has 10 kids size safety goggles.

Shopping list

What and how much, add asap, so that we can ask for budget

  • Kalas Beekers IKEA x 20 stuks
  • Magnetron popcorn x 5 zoet en zout
  • komkommers, snoeptomaten etc

Peters Science Stuff:

  • 10g Silver Nitrate: 25 Euro
  • Nitric Acid 10-20 Euro
  • Glycerin (Etos or Pharmacy)

(I'll add more as my experiments progress)

Polarising Filter / Glasses

Donations at RevBank

RevKids costs money. We will ask the visitors to donate in the donation jar, and RevSpace participants are welcome to donate too! Please pledge below. Jar content is added to the RevBank account after the event.

  • Juerd - € 10
  • Sebastius - € 10
  • Semafoor - € 10

Donations in stuff

  • Gori - around 50, paying for the chemicals and components for the LED Flower
  • PeterC - around 25 euro to pay for the remainder of the chemicals + four boxes of lab glassware and my remaining chemicals
  • Gert - spending around € 50 on water rocket launch gear out of my own pocket. Will re-use the rig for other events later this summer too.
  • benadski - Can pay up to € 25 of the already spent 80-ish for the bibberspiralen

To Dos

  • Toiletten en algemeen schoonmaak (acond en ochtend van te voren)
  • create 5ish soldering stations with placemats/wood under them
  • projecten voorbereiden (materiaal, test build, etc)
  • Als alle bestelde onderdelen binnen zijn een en bijeenkomst plannen om te testen
  • Final "Enge Dingen Removal" ochtend van te voren.
  • Create donation pots
  • Plan for cleanup in the evening

* Setup a plastic bottle collection point in the space

Ideas for projects for next time

  • LED flowers
  • Squishy Circuits (Electronic Playdough)
  • Electronic brain box
  • Mega Duplo Trein
  • Electromagnet
  • Strawberry DNA Extraction
  • Paintbots?
  • PMR446 walkie-talkies