Tinker Feynman is a Science Hack Day: San Francisco (2017) hack in collaboration with Prof. Matt Bellis and Siena College undergraduate Maddy Hagen. Matt and Maddy 3D printed our hack and sent me a copy:
The idea of ‘snap-together’ Feynman diagrams came out of the Feynman diagram series of blog posts I wrote for the US/LHC blog in the late 2000s. I had been rethinking those blog posts with respect to a diagrammatic approach to teaching particle physics to undergraduates. I continue to think about ways in which the Tinker-toy approach can be generalized to the full Standard Model, perhaps by using hex tiles.
- “Hackathons catch on for creativity, education, and networking”, Toni Feder, Physics Today 74, 5, 23 (2021)