Local inventor, electronics expert, machinist, welder, steam engineer and restorer of antiques, Garry Garbutt opens his workshop doors for tours this October!
With an active display of his own creations and resurrected scientific demonstrators from the 1930s to 1950s, Garry is sure to captivate those who tinker, create, and play around with machines and gadgets. Some of the fascinating inventions on the tour include a Wimshurst machine, Jacob’s ladder and a Crooke’s tube, as well as a tesla coil demonstration. Garbutt looks forward to surprising his guests at the end with one of his newest recreations, a spark-gap transmitter.
Adults and children aged 8 + have five opportunities to attend, with tours at Garry’s workshop running from 10am – 11am daily, Wednesday October 16th thru to Sunday October 20th. Workshop tours are $10/person. Participants must pre-register and pay prior to the tour date at the Okanagan Science Centre. This can be done in person or by calling 250-545-3644.
The Okanagan Science Centre is thrilled to team up with Garbutt to inspire the next generation of inventors. For a teaser of what’s in store during the tours, Google “vimeo garry garbutt” and watch a series of six short videos.