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 YOUTH STEAM PROGRAMS (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM: Saturday Youth Studio

Who: 8–17 year olds

What: Saturday Youth Studio

Where: TechShop Prototyping Studio

When: Second Saturday of every month, noon–4PM

Saturday Youth Studio is your chance to experiment using our laser cutters, 3D printers, and modelling software to make your dreams come true! Studio time is available for youth ages 8–17, and parents are welcome to participate alongside their children at no additional cost. Our skilled Youth Educators will also be on hand to guide students through the engineering design process.

Cost includes materials. Students will not be cleared to use the laser cutters and 3D printers on their own. Minimum enrollment 2 students for class to run.

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 12/10/16 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 1/14/17 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 2/11/17 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 3/11/17 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 4/8/17 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM105: Spring Break Camp

Spend spring break at TechShop! Our youth education team will be leading a different activity every day during our spring break STEAM classes for youth. Projects include laser cut kinetic animals, soldering electronics, making lamps, and vinyl cutting designs. Students will be cleared to use the laser cutters, 3D printers, and vinyl cutting equipment at TechShop Pittsburgh.

Open to youth ages 8 - 17.

Spring break runs M-F from 10am til 2pm. Cost is $60 per session for both members and non-members. Students are responsible for either packing their lunch or bringing money to purchase lunch in Bakery Square.

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Spring Break Camp Monday, 4/10/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Spring Break Camp Tuesday, 4/11/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Spring Break Camp Wednesday, 4/12/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Spring Break Camp Thursday, 4/13/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Spring Break Camp Friday, 4/14/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM101: After School: Design & Build Foundations (Tue & Thur)

TechShop’s hands-on STEAM programming is now available after school. Students are immersed in a creative environment that covers science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Across every subject, they learn how to approach life as problem solvers.

Learn the basics of how to operate a full array of tools in this elemental course that spans 8 weeks of after-school sessions. After learning how to use digital design software to create your own custom personal logo, you'll bring it to life in a variety of materials using laser cutters, 3D printers, vinyl cutters, and standard shop tools. At the end of the session, you will have a solid understanding of how to go from idea to design to creation, plus you will be certified to use all the aforementioned tools at TechShop.

Design & Build is a foundational course that will give young innovators safety clearance for the tools we use in our STEAM program and prepare them for the next course. We will meet for 2-hour sessions, 2 days a week, for 8 weeks. Please show up 10 minutes early on your first day so you can complete registration.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    After School: Design & Build Foundations (Tue & Thur) Thursday, 2/16/17 4:30 PM 32.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    After School: Design & Build Foundations (Tue & Thur) Tuesday, 4/18/17 4:30 PM 32.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM201: Advanced Inventor Sessions (Mon & Wed)

TechShop’s popular, hands-on STEAM programming is now available after school. Students are immersed in a creative environment where they explore science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. And across every subject, they learn how to approach life as problem solvers.

In these project-based STEAM sessions, students take the foundational knowledge they learned in our foundational STEAM classes and put it to the test. There is one project for each STEAM discipline, giving students 5 unique portfolio pieces.

Projects covered in this 32-hour course:

SCIENCE: LED-POWERING WIND TURBINE

Learn about the science of wind energy by making your own mini-turbine. Build the circuit, then create and customize your turbine blades, and put it all together to see the power of wind in action as your turbine lights an LED.

TECHNOLOGY: SOLAR-POWERED VIBROBOT

Explore BEAM robotics and the technology behind solar power by building your own robotic critter using simple components and small solar cells. Though these creatures are small, they have a lot of character and room for customization. How will your critter scuttle across a table?

ENGINEERING: EGG-DROP CHALLENGE

Test your engineering chops and explore material properties by designing and building a protective carrier to prevent an egg from cracking when dropped from certain heights. Then put your design to the ultimate test. Will it work? There’s only one way to find out!

ART: STOP-MOTION ANIMATION

Learn about film production by being the set designer, prop builder, and director of your very own stop-motion animation short film. Combine your 3D printing and laser-cutting skills to create the scenery and characters for your original flick and share it with the world.

MATH: BUILDING CATAPULTS

What factors determine how far a flung projectile flies? Put math concepts to work to design and build your own catapult. Then put your design to the test in the ultimate catapult contest. Whose catapult will fling the farthest?

This program meets for 2-hour sessions, 2 days a week, for 8 weeks. Please show up 10 minutes early on your first day so you can complete registration.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Inventor Sessions (Mon & Wed) Monday, 1/9/17 4:30 PM 32.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Advanced Inventor Sessions (Mon & Wed) Wednesday, 3/1/17 4:30 PM 32.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM202: Advanced Creator Sessions (16wk)

TechShop’s popular, hands-on STEAM programming is now available after school. Students are immersed in a creative environment where they explore science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. And across every subject, they learn how to approach life as problem solvers.

In these project-based STEAM sessions, students take the foundational knowledge they learned in our foundational STEAM classes and put it to the test. There is one project for each STEAM discipline, giving students 5 unique portfolio pieces.

Here are the projects covered in this 32-hour course:

SCIENCE: PAPER-CUT SHADOW LIGHTBOX

The science of light and the art of diffusion come together in this fun, creative project. Use shop tools to build your box frame, add LEDs, then use design software to create your shadow art, and cut it out on the laser cutter. Assemble and proudly display the art of science.

TECHNOLOGY: LIGHT-UP TOTE BAG

Did you know that circuits can be sewn? Learn about soft, electronic-textile circuits as you design and sew your own tote bag that lights up when you open it. Once you’ve learned the basics of soft circuits, a world of project possibilities awaits you.

ENGINEERING: ORNITHOPTER

Study the principles of winged flight by constructing a classic balsa monoplane whose design is based on the motion of birds flapping their wings. Then put your engineering chops to the test in a flight competition. Whose ornithopter will fly the farthest? Whose will have the smoothest flight?

ART: LIFECASTING

Dive into the world of mold making by casting a mold of your hand using plaster and alginate, then craft a mount for your hand mold, and make your own custom wall hanging.

MATH: BUILDING SCALE MODELS

Ever wonder how we make miniatures look believable? It’s all about the scale. How do we figure out the scale? Math! In this course, you’ll choose something to miniaturize and work through the math to make it in small scale.

This program will meet for 2-hour sessions, 1 day a week, for 16 weeks. Please show up 10 minutes early on your first day so you can complete registration.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Creator Sessions (16wk) Saturday, 2/4/17 4:30 PM 32.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.