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 STEAM CLASSES (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM101: Design & Build Afterschool Club

Who: Middle School and High School Students

What: After School Program

Where: TechShop

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-6:30pm

Design and Build Club introduces middle school and high school students to the engineering design process using laser cutters, 3D printers, and electronics. Students will make a laser cut bird house, FM radio, and wearable LEDs using conductive thread. Throughout this project-based curriculum, students will move through identifying design problems, brainstorming creative solutions, and prototyping human centered inventions using CAD (computer aided design) skills in Adobe Illustrator. Additionally, all students leave with a project of their own design, aimed at solving a problem in their everyday life. Previous examples include programming alarm clocks, designing and laser cutting lamps, and modeling then 3D printing chess sets.

Students who participate in this club will be certified to use the laser cutters, Printrbot 3D printers, vinyl cutter, and screen printing equipment at TechShop.

Clubs run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:30pm for 4 weeks. Transportation is not included.

Choose from one of the following sessions:

January 5 - January 28

Club meets on 1/5, 1/7, 1/12, 1/14, 1/19, 1/21, 1/26, and 1/28.

February 2 - February 25

Club meets on 2/2, 2/4, 2/9, 2/11, 2/16, 2/18, 2/23, and 2/25.

March 1 - March 24

Club meets on 3/1, 3/3, 3/8, 3/10, 3/15, 3/17, 3/22, and 3/24.

All students must obtain parental/guardian consent waivers and attend in appropriate clothing (closed toed shoes are mandatory in a shop environment). Safety glasses and aprons will be provided.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Design & Build Afterschool Club Tuesday, 3/1/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
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STEAM102: Sunday Prototyping Club

Who: 8 - 16 year olds

What: Sunday Prototyping Club

Where: TechShop

When: Sundays 12 - 3pm for 4 weeks

Sunday Prototyping Club introduces 8 - 16 year olds to the engineering design process using laser cutters, 3D printers, and electronics. Students will make a laser cut bird house, a kinetic creature, and wearable LEDs using conductive thread. Throughout this project-based curriculum, students will move through identifying design problems, brainstorming creative solutions, and prototyping human centered inventions using CAD (computer aided design) skills in Adobe Illustrator.

Choose from one of the following start dates:

January 10 - 31

Club meets on 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, and 1/31

February 7 - 28

Club meets on 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, and 2/28

March 6 - April 3

Club meets on 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, and 4/3 (no club on 3/27 due to Easter)

Students who participate in this club will be certified to use the laser cutters, Printrbot 3D printers, vinyl cutter, and screen printing equipment at TechShop.

Clubs run Sundays from 12pm til 3pm for 4 weeks. Transportation is not included.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Sunday Prototyping Club Sunday, 3/6/16 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
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STEAM103: Saturday Youth Maker Studio

Who: 8 - 16 year olds

What: Youth Maker Studio

Where: TechShop Prototyping Studio

When: Second Saturday of each month from 12pm - 4pm

Youth Maker 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 8 - 16 year olds and parents are welcome to participate alongside their children at no additional cost. However, parental supervision is not required because our skilled Youth Educators will 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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Saturday Youth Maker Studio Saturday, 2/13/16 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Saturday Youth Maker Studio Saturday, 3/12/16 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM104: Home School Session

Check out our Design and Build class for home schoolers! We will spend 2 hours in the textiles studio vinyl cutting, screen printing, and sewing circuits, 1 hour in the prototyping studio on the laser cutter, and 1 hour making a robotic car with little bit circuits. This session is open to 8-16 year olds.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Home School Session Monday, 2/29/16 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee