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 YOUTH STEAM PROGRAMS (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM101: After School: Design and Build Foundations (Tue & Thur)

TechShop’s hands-on STEAM programming is now available after school. Participants 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 and 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 arrive 10 minutes early on your first day so you can complete registration.

1 session currently scheduled:
    After School: Design and Build Foundations (Tue & Thur) Tuesday, 8/22/17 5:00 PM 32.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 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.
   
STEAM104: After School: Basic Electronics (Mon & Wed)

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

Dive into the blinking, beeping, programmable world of electronics in this elemental course that spans over 8 weeks of after-school sessions. After an introductory primer that lays the groundwork for electricity, circuits, soldering, and using multimeters via mini-project builds, students explore circuit design, learn about microcontrollers, and get started with the Arduino. The large project build is a fun and flashy LED cube.

This Basic Electronics class is a foundational class that gives young innovator the tools to excel in more advanced electronics courses.

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    After School: Basic Electronics (Mon & Wed) Monday, 8/21/17 5:00 PM 32.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 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.
   
STEAM105: Laser Cut a Clock

During the Laser Cut a Clock Challenge, students will learn basic laser cutting and etching, advanced laser cutting and etching, and 2D design. Participants will receive components to create a clock, and throughout the day students will have the opportunity to use the skills they learn to complete and assemble their clocks to take home. To view previous examples, click here.

Information: This class is a 1-day event (please check enrollment time). Students should bring a bagged lunch and must wear closed-toe shoes. Ages 8–17.

Project: Laser cut a clock

Subjects Learned: Laser Cutting, Advanced Laser Cutting, 2D Modeling

Prerequisite(s): None!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Cut a Clock Sunday, 6/4/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cut a Clock Sunday, 6/18/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cut a Clock Saturday, 7/8/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cut a Clock Saturday, 7/22/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cut a Clock Sunday, 8/6/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM3002: 3D Printing and 3D Design

During the 3D Modeling and 3D Printing Challenge, students will learn the 3D Printing SBU and 3D modeling. Topics to be covered include printers, materials, infill, rafts, the science behind a 3D printer, and more! Students will also learn about 3D modeling and design their own robot. Each participant will leave with 3D prints!

Information: This class is a 1-day event (please check enrollment time). Students should bring a bagged lunch and must wear closed-toe shoes. Ages 8–17.

Project: 3D Model a Robot

Subjects Learned: 3D Printing SBU and 3D Modeling

Prerequisite(s): None

8 sessions currently scheduled:
    3D Printing and 3D Design Sunday, 5/21/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    3D Printing and 3D Design Saturday, 6/10/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    3D Printing and 3D Design Monday, 6/19/17 4:00 PM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    3D Printing and 3D Design Saturday, 6/24/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    3D Printing and 3D Design Sunday, 7/2/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    3D Printing and 3D Design Thursday, 7/6/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    3D Printing and 3D Design Sunday, 7/16/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    3D Printing and 3D Design Saturday, 8/5/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM3003: Advanced 3D Printing and 3D Scanning

During the Advanced 3D Printing and 3D Scanning, students will explore the world of 3D scanning and build off their 3D Printing knowledge from their previous class! Students are encouraged to bring in several figurines or small objects to experiment with. Students will have the opportunity to try to 3D Print the items they scan.

Information: This class is a 1-day event (please check enrollment time). Students should bring a bagged lunch and must wear closed-toe shoes. Ages 8–17.

Project: 3D Print an object a student 3D Scans

Subjects Learned: Advanced 3D Printing and 3D Scanning

Prerequisite(s): STEAM: 3002: 3D Printing and 3D Design

7 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Saturday, 6/3/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Saturday, 6/17/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Wednesday, 6/21/17 4:00 PM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Friday, 6/30/17 4:00 PM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Friday, 7/7/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Tuesday, 7/11/17 4:00 PM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Saturday, 7/29/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM301: Solder an LED Cube

During the Solder an LED Cube Challenge, students will master soldering as they spend the day completing an LED cube. Participants will learn the basics to electronics, soldering, and get an introduction to 2D Design. At the end of the class, each person will leave with a fully functional LED Cube. To view previous examples, click here.

Information: This class is a 1-day event (please check enrollment time). Students should bring a bagged lunch and must wear closed-toe shoes. Ages 8–17.

Project: Soldered LED Cube that lights up!

Subjects Learned: Soldering and Basic Electronics, Basics to 2D Design, Electronic Measurements

Prerequisite(s): None!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Solder an LED Cube Sunday, 6/11/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Solder an LED Cube Friday, 6/23/17 4:00 PM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Solder an LED Cube Saturday, 7/1/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Solder an LED Cube Sunday, 7/23/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Solder an LED Cube Saturday, 8/12/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM689: Create a Light Up LED Tote Bag with Conductive Thread!

During the Create a Light Up LED Tote Bag with Conductive Thread Challenge, students learn about soft, electronic-textile circuits as they design and sew their own tote bags that lights up. Students will start the day learning about the Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter to design their bag and cut out images. They will then l sew multiple LEDs that blink, fade or flicker into a circuit using conductive thread. Learn basic circuit design and sewing techniques as well as how a microcontroller creates more complex behaviors in e-textiles. Students will also learn about polarity and conductivity by creating their own functioning circuits.

Information: This class is a 1-day event (please check enrollment time). Students should bring a bagged lunch and must wear closed-toe shoes. Ages 12–17.

Project: Light Up Tote Bag!

Subjects Learned: Heat Press and Vinyl Cutting, Basic Sewing Machine SBU, Soft Circuits

Prerequisite(s): None

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Create a Light Up LED Tote Bag with Conductive Thread! Saturday, 7/8/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Create a Light Up LED Tote Bag with Conductive Thread! Monday, 7/24/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Create a Light Up LED Tote Bag with Conductive Thread! Sunday, 8/6/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM001: Saturday Youth Studio

Supervised making and design time for youth ages 8–17.

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 8–17 year olds, and parents are welcome to participate at no additional cost. Our skilled Youth Educators will also be on hand to guide you through the engineering design process.

Cost includes materials. This course does not offer safety and basic use instruction of the lasers, 3D printers, or any tools that require a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) course. Participants who have completed TechShop SBUs or TechShop Summer of Creation courses are eligible to use tools in the TechShop Youth Studio Sessions.

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 5/6/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 5/20/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 6/3/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 6/17/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 7/1/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 7/15/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM: Make a Super Hero Outfit!

Complete one of our Day Challenges at TechShop San Jose!

During the Make a Superhero Outfit Challenge, students will learn pattern reading, the basic sewing machine sbu, and advanced sewing. Students will have the opportunity to choose from popular designs (batman, superman, captain america), or create their own Superhero outfits! Students will also work with Electroluminescent Wire and be able to include the wire into their final designs.

Information: This class is one day, from 9:30AM-3:30PM or from 4:00PM-10:00PM (please check enrollment time), students are asked to bring a bagged lunch and close toed shoes are mandatory. Students aged 8-17 may be enrolled for this course.

Project: Superhero cape, mask, and gloves

Subjects Learned: Basic Sewing Machine SBU, Working with El Wire, Reading Sewing Patterns

Prerequisite(s): None!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Make a Super Hero Outfit! Saturday, 7/15/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Make a Super Hero Outfit! Sunday, 7/30/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Make a Super Hero Outfit! Tuesday, 8/8/17 4:00 PM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM: Mini Woodworkers

During the Mini Woodworkers Challenge, students will learn basic hand tool use and how to properly use woodshop tools to complete multiple projects. Students will work with an instructor to design and create their own box and birdhouse to take home. Students will also have the opportunity to jump on the laser cutter to customize their projects before they finish them.

Information: This class is a 1-day event (please check enrollment time). Students should bring a bagged lunch and must wear closed-toe shoes. Ages 12-17.

Project: Box and a Birdhouse!

Subjects Learned: Basic Handtools, Woodshop SBU, Basic Staining and Finishing

Prerequisite(s): None! Though if students wish to laser etch designs on their projects in the class they will need to have taken the Laser Cutting and Etching SBU beforehand.

7 sessions currently scheduled:
    Mini Woodworkers Saturday, 6/17/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Mini Woodworkers Tuesday, 6/27/17 4:00 PM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Mini Woodworkers Friday, 7/7/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Mini Woodworkers Saturday, 7/15/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Mini Woodworkers Sunday, 7/30/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Mini Woodworkers Saturday, 8/5/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Mini Woodworkers Saturday, 8/19/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM: MIG Welding and Plasma Cutting!

Complete a Day Challenge at TechShop San Jose!

During the Plasma Cutting and MIG Welding Challenge, students will learn MIG welding as well as how to safely use the handheld plasma cutter. Students will have to opportunity to laser cut silhouette designs, plasma cut them out, and weld them together. Students will complete various projects and get to take them home.

Information: This class is one day, from 9:30AM–3:30PM or from 4:00PM–10:00PM (please check enrollment time). Please bring a bag lunch and wear closed toe shoes. Students ages 12–17 may be enrolled for this course.

Project: Guided practice with the instructor and various projects

Subjects: MIG Welding SBU, Handheld Plasma Cutting

Prerequisite(s): None

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toe shoes made of natural fibers or leather; natural fiber or leather long-sleeved shirt; and natural fiber or leather long pants. Welding hood, gloves, and jacket will be provided by TechShop.

  • Advised: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator, and hearing protection.


2 sessions currently scheduled:
    MIG Welding and Plasma Cutting! Sunday, 6/25/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    MIG Welding and Plasma Cutting! Saturday, 7/29/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM234: Intro into Paper Circuits: Make a Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day (May 14th) is coming up, join us for two hours of card making fun!

In this two hour workshop, young innovators will be introduced into paper circuits and have the opportunity to light up their card with their new knowledge. Paper circuits are a low-tech way of prototyping electronic components onto paper-based materials, so you can hack your notebook, a card, or even sketches to make them look alive. Make them sparkle using LEDs and switches with a clever pull-tab design to construct an interactive card.

Anyone ages 8-17 may enroll in this class. Parents may also join for free to help their kids make a stunning card!





3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Intro into Paper Circuits: Make a Mother's Day Card Monday, 5/8/17 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Intro into Paper Circuits: Make a Mother's Day Card Wednesday, 5/10/17 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Intro into Paper Circuits: Make a Mother's Day Card Saturday, 5/13/17 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee