Never heard of Plasma Man? Well he was born out of a spark …or better yet a lightning bolt of creativity in the work shop in the back of the Coca-Cola Space Science Center! His mission? … to safely teach about the states of matter, electrical circuits, and heat transfer in a fascinating and interactive way. His “power source” is a Jacob’s Ladder which creates a plasma spark at the bottom and moves up through his body, neck, head and out of a tube on top of his head. Seven buttons turn on/off plasma disks and lights and make him talk about what makes him work. His eyes are plasma balls and his eyebrows or flourescent tube lights that light up magically by being near the high-frequency electromagnetic waves generated by the plasma balls.
“Making” included 3D printing, 3D modeling, wood construction, electrical circuit wiring, audio production, programming, & graphic design.