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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.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 1/28/17 9:30 AM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 2/25/17 9:30 AM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 3/25/17 9:30 AM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM1502: Class - 3D Printing

Learn the basics of setup, printing and finishing using TechShop's multiple 3D printers. Three-dimensional printing allows you to quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model, literally printing thin layers of the part one at a time.This is an easy way to prototype plastic parts and make your 3D designs come to life!

In this class, students will gain a better understanding of 3D printing concepts, terminology and methods.

This class will feature a new project every session, so students can participate multiple times.

This class is for kids ages 8–16.

Parents are not required to stay following student check-in.

Project: 3D print a file

Equipment access: STEAM room's Printrbots





1 session currently scheduled:
    Class - 3D Printing Monday, 12/12/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM1701: Class - Sculpting 2

Taking what your students were taught in Sculpting 1, this next step class takes them even further down the path of creating in clay. Working with our instructor and other students, their creations will be pushed into a new uncharted territory.



prerequisite: Sculpting 1

1 session currently scheduled:
    Class - Sculpting 2 Thursday, 12/8/16 9:30 AM 5.0 Hours 7 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM1850 : Workshop - Build a Gift: Custom Pen

Spend some time making a gift you can give to a loved one this Christmas. Nothing says Happy Holidays like a handmade gift from one of our STEAM build a gift workshops.
Students will be provided all the materials needed; all they need to bring is their individual creativity.



Signing up for this build a gift class will send your student home with a wood turned custom pen all while learning design basics and the wood lathe



1 session currently scheduled:
    Workshop - Build a Gift: Custom Pen Saturday, 12/17/16 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
   
STEAM1851: Workshop - Build a Gift: Clock

Spend some time making a gift you can give to a loved one this Christmas. Nothing says Happy Holidays like a handmade gift from one of our STEAM build a gift workshops.
Students will be provided all the materials needed; all they need to bring is their individual creativity.



Signing up for this build a gift class will send your student home with a custom made acrylic clock while learning corel draw and the laser cutters

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Workshop - Build a Gift: Clock Saturday, 12/10/16 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Workshop - Build a Gift: Clock Saturday, 12/17/16 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $70.00, No Materials Fee
    Workshop - Build a Gift: Clock Tuesday, 12/20/16 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $70.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM1852: Workshop - Build a Gift: Laser Cut Ornaments

Spend some time making a gift you can give to a loved one this Christmas. Nothing says Happy Holidays like a handmade gift from one of our STEAM build a gift workshops.
Students will be provided all the materials needed; all they need to bring is their individual creativity.



Signing up for this build a gift class will send your student home with a custom laser cut wood or acrylic ornaments while learning corel draw and the laser cutters





1 session currently scheduled:
    Workshop - Build a Gift: Laser Cut Ornaments Tuesday, 12/13/16 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM1853: Workshop - Soldering: Blinky Kit

Learn how to use solder and a soldering iron to make a blinky kit project as well as learn how to solder electronic "through-hole" components for electronic printed circuit board assembly (PCBs).

Students will learn basic solder and flux types, safe soldering practices, and soldering iron maintenance. They will learn to de-solder using various techniques, including a "solder sucker" tool or solder braid.

This class is for kids ages 8–16.

Parents are not required to stay after checking their student(s) into class.

Project: This fun kit is perfect for getting hands-on experience creating electronics projects. PCB and all electronics parts are included in the kit.

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Soldering irons

1 session currently scheduled:
    Workshop - Soldering: Blinky Kit Monday, 12/19/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $25.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM1854: Workshop - Build a Gift: Pinhole Camera

Craft your very own customized pinhole camera out of plywood and acrylic. We will start with a durable design that can be personalized. Students will learn about the basics of pinhole photography and put their laser cutting/engraving skills to use!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Workshop - Build a Gift: Pinhole Camera Thursday, 12/15/16 5:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM1856: Workshop - Build a Gift: 3D printed Ornaments

Spend some time making a gift you can give to a loved one this Christmas. Nothing says Happy Holidays like a handmade gift from one of our STEAM build a gift workshops.
Students will be provided all the materials needed; all they need to bring is their individual creativity.



Signing up for this build a gift class will send your student home with a custom 2D desingned 3D printed ornament while learning tinkercad and the 3D printers

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Workshop - Build a Gift: 3D printed Ornaments Tuesday, 12/6/16 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Workshop - Build a Gift: 3D printed Ornaments Saturday, 12/10/16 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
   
STEAM2000: CAMP - Extended Care (Maker Sessions)

Is your youth enrolled in one of our summer camps?

This add-on gives your young maker the chance to hang out at TechShop starting as early as 8:30AM and ending as late as 6:00PM!

Please note: This package must be purchased with an enrollment in one of our Summer of Creation camps.

A Maker Sessions package must be purchased for each youth enrolled in extended care.

8 sessions currently scheduled:
    CAMP - Extended Care (Maker Sessions) Monday, 6/12/17 8:30 AM 3.5 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Extended Care (Maker Sessions) Monday, 6/26/17 8:30 AM 3.5 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Extended Care (Maker Sessions) Monday, 7/10/17 8:30 AM 3.5 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Extended Care (Maker Sessions) Monday, 7/24/17 8:30 AM 3.5 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Extended Care (Maker Sessions) Monday, 7/31/17 8:30 AM 3.5 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Extended Care (Maker Sessions) Monday, 8/7/17 8:30 AM 3.5 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Extended Care (Maker Sessions) Monday, 8/14/17 8:30 AM 3.5 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Extended Care (Maker Sessions) Monday, 8/21/17 8:30 AM 3.5 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM2001: CAMP - Arduino Robotics

Are you ready to start programming your own robot and take control of your robotic world? In this five-day TechShop Arduino camp, you will learn how to design, build, and program your own microcontroller.

This introduction to the all-powerful Arduino board includes a week's worth of training on inputs, outputs, and programming. You will use your Arduino boards to make a multitude of different projects throughout the week, culminating in yourvery own bot that you get to take home with you at the end of camp.

This class is for kids ages 8–17.

This is a 5-day camp beginning on Monday at 9:30AM and continuing on through Friday at 3:30PM.

Every camper will receive an Aruino bot at the end of camp.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    CAMP - Arduino Robotics Monday, 6/26/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Arduino Robotics Monday, 7/24/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Arduino Robotics Monday, 8/7/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM2003: CAMP - Design and Build

This five-day Design and Build camp will introduce you to software, and rapid prototyping equipment, and it will provide you a chance to bring your creation to life using TechShop's laser cutters and 3D printers.

You will begin by learning and refining your CAD (computer aided design) skills in Autodesk and CorelDRAW before building your project on our Epilog laser cutters, Mojo 3D printer, and the Form +1 3D printer.

This five-day camp is for kids ages 8–17 and runs from Monday through Friday, 9:30AM–3:30PM.

Campers who take and successfully pass this course will be certified to use the laser cutters, Form +1, and Mojo 3D printers at TechShop.

8 sessions currently scheduled:
    CAMP - Design and Build Monday, 4/3/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $500.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Design and Build Monday, 4/3/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $500.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Design and Build Monday, 4/10/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $500.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Design and Build Monday, 4/10/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $500.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Design and Build Monday, 6/5/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $500.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Design and Build Monday, 6/12/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $500.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Design and Build Monday, 7/10/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $500.00, No Materials Fee
    CAMP - Design and Build Monday, 7/31/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $500.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM2102: 1 Day Camp - Arduino Motors & Movements

In this camp, campers will learn how to operate servo motors using the Arduino as well the application of the servo to make objects move.

Project: prototype moving objects with servos.

Lunch will NOT be provided; please send your camper with a lunch!

1 session currently scheduled:
    1 Day Camp - Arduino Motors & Movements Thursday, 12/8/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM2103: 1 Day Camp - Arduino Lights & Music

In this camp, campers will learn how to blink lights to music as well as write music in code. Just like playing a note on a guitar, play a note using arduino. Learn to translate sheet music into code and watch as lights blink to the music.

Project: create a lighted music player

Lunch will NOT be provided; please send your camper with a lunch!

1 session currently scheduled:
    1 Day Camp - Arduino Lights & Music Thursday, 12/15/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM2104: 1 Day Camp - Arduino Displays

In this camp, campers will learn to use the Arduino to control a variety of display units to create scrolling images and text messages.

Project: Create scrolling displays

Lunch will NOT be provided; please send your camper with a lunch!

1 session currently scheduled:
    1 Day Camp - Arduino Displays Thursday, 12/22/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM2115: 3 Day Camp - Design & Build Challenge

In this 3-day camp, campers will be challenged daily on a variety of design and build principles. Every day a new theme and challenge will be presented to campers, keeping this camp changing and growing, giving campers a unique view of innovation.
This camp runs from 9:30AM until 3:30PM on Dec. 27th, 28th & the 29th. Lunch will be provided. If your child has any special food requirements, please have them bring their own lunches.

It is highly recommended that campers have taken the laser and 3D printer Safety and Basic Use (SBU)classes before taking this camp.

1 session currently scheduled:
    3 Day Camp - Design & Build Challenge Tuesday, 12/27/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $300.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM101: After School: Design & Build Foundations (Mon & Wed)

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 (Mon & Wed) Monday, 1/16/17 4:00 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
    After School: Design & Build Foundations (Mon & Wed) Monday, 5/1/17 4:00 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 (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, 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. Students will also learn to work with the laser cutters and desktop CNC mill. The large project build is a fun and flashy LED cube.

This Basic Electronics class is a foundational class that will give your 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 show up 10 minutes early on your first day so you can complete registration.

1 session currently scheduled:
    After School: Basic Electronics (Tue & Thur) Tuesday, 1/17/17 4:00 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.
   
STEAM201: Advanced Inventor Sessions (Tue & Thur)

TechShop’s beloved STEAM programming is now available after school. Our students are immersed in a creative environment like nothing else. Our programs cover science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, but across every subject, we teach our students how to approach life as a problem solver.

Our project based STEAM course is where our students take their foundational knowledge they learned in our previous classes and put it to the test. The course has two major projects for each STEAM discipline giving the student 5 unique portfolio pieces. Our projects teach core concepts of STEAM, but with the customizing, hacking, do it yourself spirit TechShop is known for.

Here are the 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

In this course, 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 furthest?

This program 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 our registration.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Inventor Sessions (Tue & Thur) Tuesday, 3/14/17 4:00 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.