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Machines dreamed up by 2nd-graders to be revealved

Eight machines dreamed up by metro second-graders and built by Rose State College students will be revealed at 6 p.m. Friday at the Exchange on Film Row in downtown Oklahoma City.

This is the inaugural year of the MyMachine program in Oklahoma.

Students from John Rex Charter Elementary School in Oklahoma City and Soldier Creek Elementary in Midwest City submitted some 160 ideas last fall.

Selected machines were built at the Rose State's fabrication laboratory, or FabLab, by students from the college and Mid-Del Technology Center.

They include a kitty volcano candy dispenser, a rainbow maker and a push-button rocket launcher.

The MyMachine program began in Belgium and is offered in Oklahoma through a partnership with Creative Oklahoma. Rose State College plans to expand MyMachine across the state in the coming years.

Following the reveal Friday, the inventions will be on display at the Innovation Station, 133 W Main Street, Suite 102.

K.S. McNutt

Kathryn McNutt covers higher education for The Oklahoman and NewsOK. Since joining the staff in August 2000, she also has worked as the Breaking News editor, Metro editor and assistant Local editor. A native of Oklahoma City, she graduated from... Read more ›