The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation
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National Inventors Month Family Festival
Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8, 2010

Music and Sound Innovations

at the National Museum of American History


The Lemelson Center and Spark!Lab celebrate National Inventors' Month with an exploration of music and sound innovations.

National Inventors' Month takes place annually in August to celebrate invention and creativity and to positively promote the contributions inventors make to society. The celebration month was initiated in 1998 by the United Inventors Association of the USA, the Academy of Applied Science and Inventors' Digest magazine.

This year's event focuses on the exploration of music and sound innovations in American history. Activities include:

Music and Sound in Spark!Lab
Performance/Screening: Music of “The World of Tomorrow” by Bluebrain
Meet Our Museum: Electric Guitars
Meet Our Museum: Sound Recording
Drum Circle

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Past Events...

National Inventors Month Family Festival
August, 2009

Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center Celebrated National Inventors’ Month by Building World’s Largest LEGO Light Bulb and Hosting Inventor Ralph Baer

The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and LEGO Systems, Inc. celebrated National Inventors’ Month by hosting a two-day collaborative build of an 8-foot-tall light bulb made entirely of LEGO bricks Aug. 1 and 2, 2009 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Inventor of the home video game, Ralph Baer, played "Ping Pong" with his partner Bill Harrison in Spark!Lab.

Drum Circle from the Lemelson Center's Symposium on Hot Spots of Invention


Last Update: 20 Jul 2010

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