Hands On Gainesville

Immersing Students in Science & Technology of Our Community

Projects Under Construction

City Lights

City Lights is a cooperative effort between Eastside High School students, Gainesville Regional Utilities, the Tech Toy Box, and Hands On Gainesville.  The students designed a prototype of an interactive exhibit for children that demonstrates how electricity is generated and distributed to the Gainesville community.   City Lights just debuted at the Cotton to the Cade event in Depot Park on February 25, 2017.  GRU invited the students to display the exhibit in their tent.  It was a wonderful day for the students to present their project to the children of our community.  Click on the dates below for photos of work sessions.

1-14-16      1-28-16      2-11-16      2-25-16       3-10-16       3-31-16         4-7-16         4-14-16   4-21-16   4-25-16   4-28-16   May-16   10-13-16

Welcome New Team Members!

10-27-16       11-3-16      11-10-16      12-1-16      12-8-16      1-5-17     2-16-17   3-23-16   Public Debut

The Kid Power Bike at Hackerspace

The Kid Power Bike  is Hands On Gainesville's travelling exhibit about electricity generation and energy conversions.  The bike and its associated interactive exhibits are housed at Gainesville Hackerspace and are under constant improvement and development.   UF electrical engineering student, Aaron Stainsby , is developing a Bernoulli tube that is activated by pedaling the bike.   We are also starting development of pedal power measurements to demonstrate the chemical to mechanical energy conversion of pedaling.    See Community Outreach to learn more about the bike.