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STEAM: Basic Electronics After School: Running

TechShop’s beloved STEAM programming is currently running 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.



Dive into the blinking, beeping, programmable world of electronics in this elemental course that spans over 15 weeks of after-school sessions. The course begins with an introductory primer that lays the groundwork on electricity, circuits, soldering, and using multimeters, as learned through mini project builds. Next, students will explore circuit design, learn about microcontrollers, and get started with Arduino. The large project build will be the fun and flashy LED cube.



This Basic Electronics class is a foundational class that will give your child the ground work to excel in more advanced electronics courses. This program will meet for 2-hour sessions, 1 day a week, for 15 weeks. Please show up 10 minutes early on your first day so you can complete our registration.



If you are interested in signing up for these after-school sessions, please contact your local TechShop:



TechShop San Francisco email or call (415) 263-9161

TechShop Mid Peninsula email or call (650) 521-9027

TechShop San Jose email or call (408) 916-4144

TechShop Chandler, AZ email or call (480) 327-0820

TechShop Austin/ Round Rock email or call (512) 900-4664

TechShop St. Louis email or call (314) 797-5646

TechShop Detroit email or call (313) 583-3831

TechShop Pittsburgh email or call (412) 345-7182

TechShop DC/Arlington email or call (703) 302-8780

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please Email Us to request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
 
   
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





4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Class - 3D Printing Monday, 10/10/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Class - 3D Printing Tuesday, 11/1/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Class - 3D Printing Saturday, 11/5/16 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    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
   
STEAM1504: Class - Intermediate Arduino

In this class students will begin to dig deeper into what the Arduino microcontroller can do. Using projects centered on inputs and outputs, the students will build on their basic knowledge of Arduinos.

This class is intended for students with a basic understanding of Arduinos.

This class is for kids ages 8–16.

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


2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Class - Intermediate Arduino Tuesday, 9/27/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $25.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Class - Intermediate Arduino Tuesday, 11/29/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $25.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM1506: Class - Intro to Raspberry Pi

In this introduction to Raspberry Pi, students of all levels will learn, build, and play with Scratch and Sonic Pi as they hone their coding skills. Sign up for this class now and get you Pi on!

This course is designed for the beginner and intermediate coders.

This class is for kids ages 8–16.

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

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Class - Intro to Raspberry Pi Monday, 10/24/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $30.00, No Materials Fee
    Class - Intro to Raspberry Pi Tuesday, 11/8/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $30.00, No Materials Fee
    Class - Intro to Raspberry Pi Saturday, 11/12/16 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $30.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM1700: Class - Sculpting 1

The art of sculpture is a multi-step process consisting of modeling, molding, casting, and finishing.

In this class students will begin with basic skills and tips with clay, to start them on their way into the world of sculpting.

This class is for kids ages 8–17.

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

Project: Create their first clay sculpture

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Sculpting tools

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Class - Sculpting 1 Monday, 10/3/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Class - Sculpting 1 Tuesday, 11/15/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Class - Sculpting 1 Saturday, 11/19/16 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $35.00, No 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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Class - Sculpting 2 Thursday, 11/17/16 9:30 AM 5.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
    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 while learning design basic and the wood lathe



2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Workshop - Build a Gift: Custom Pen Saturday, 12/3/16 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Workshop - Build a Gift: Custom Pen Saturday, 12/17/16 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
   
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
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $70.00, No Materials Fee
    Workshop - Build a Gift: Clock Saturday, 12/17/16 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 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





2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Workshop - Build a Gift: Laser Cut Ornaments Saturday, 12/3/16 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    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

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Workshop - Soldering: Blinky Kit Monday, 10/17/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $25.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Workshop - Soldering: Blinky Kit Tuesday, 11/22/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $25.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    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 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM2101: 1 Day Camp - Arduino Circuits & Basic Programming

In this day camp, campers will start their Arduino journey by learning the basics of circuitry through breadboards, jumper wires and led's while taking their project all the way up to controlling the led's through the Arduino.

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

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    1 Day Camp - Arduino Circuits & Basic Programming Saturday, 10/8/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
    1 Day Camp - Arduino Circuits & Basic Programming Saturday, 11/5/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
    1 Day Camp - Arduino Circuits & Basic Programming Thursday, 12/1/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    1 Day Camp - Arduino Motors & Movements Saturday, 10/15/16 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
    1 Day Camp - Arduino Motors & Movements Saturday, 11/19/16 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
    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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    1 Day Camp - Arduino Lights & Music Saturday, 10/22/16 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
    1 Day Camp - Arduino Lights & Music Saturday, 11/12/16 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
    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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    1 Day Camp - Arduino Displays Saturday, 10/29/16 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
    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.
   
STEAM2105: 1 Day Camp - Tinkercad & 3D Printing

In this day camp, campers will learn 3D design by using basic elements to create awesome 3D models using Autodesk's Tinkercad. Once they have completed model in the computer, campers will use the STEAM room's 3D printers to bring their models to life.


Since this is a design and build style camp, campers are encouraged to attend more then one session, as each camp will be based on their creations and what the campers want to build.
Campers will take their builds home.

Project: Design and print a 2 cubic inch creation of their own design.

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    1 Day Camp - Tinkercad & 3D Printing Saturday, 10/1/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    1 Day Camp - Tinkercad & 3D Printing Thursday, 11/10/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM2109: 1 Day Camp - Design and Build with Lasers

In this day camp, campers will learn to design and build a creation of their own using Corel Draw and the TechShop lasers.

Project: design a creation of their own and build it with our lasers.


Since this is a design and build camp, campers are encouraged to attend more then one session, as each camp will be based on their creations and what the campers want to build.


Campers will take their builds home.

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







1 session currently scheduled:
    1 Day Camp - Design and Build with Lasers Thursday, 9/29/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM2115: 3 Day Camp - Design and Build Challenge

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



It is highly recommended that campers have taken the lasers, 3D printers be attending this camp.

1 session currently scheduled:
    3 Day Camp - Design and 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
   
STEAM801: Arduino Saturdays

During this Saturday morning class, students will learn to build, design, and play with the Arduino open-source prototyping platform. Inputs, outputs, servos, and displays will all be at your fingertips over the course of this class. This program is built to get all levels of Arduino users going on projects that suit their level in an open world style of learning. Join us and see the awesome power of Arduinos!

This course is designed for beginner and intermediate Arduino users.

This class is for kids ages 8–17.

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Saturdays Saturday, 11/26/16 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $40.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM980: Home School: Design and Build

TechShop’s popular STEAM programming is now available for home school communities. Your students are immersed in a creative environment like nowhere else. Our programs cover science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, but across every subject, we teach students 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 Thursday sessions. Participants begin by learning how to use digital design software to create their own custom personal logos. Then, they’ll bring their logos to life in a variety of materials using laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC desktop mills, vinyl cutters, and standard shop tools. At the end of the session, students will have a solid understanding of how to go from idea to design to creation, plus they’ll be certified to use all the aforementioned tools at TechShop Detroit.

This Design and Build program is a foundational class that will give your young makers safety clearance on the tools we use in our STEAM program and prepare them for the next course.

This program will meet for 6-hour sessions, 1 day a week, for 5 weeks. Please show up 10 minutes early on your first day so you can complete our registration.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Home School: Design and Build Thursday, 10/13/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $500.00, No Materials Fee
    Home School: Design and Build Wednesday, 11/2/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $500.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM: Design and Build After School: Running

We are currently running Design and Build after-school STEAM sessions which introduce middle school and high school students to the engineering design process using laser cutters, 3D printers, and electronics. 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.



If you are interested in signing up for these after-school sessions, please contact your local TechShop:



TechShop San Francisco email or call (415) 263-9161

TechShop Mid Peninsula email or call (650) 521-9027

TechShop San Jose email or call (408) 916-4144

TechShop Chandler, AZ email or call (480) 327-0820

TechShop Austin/ Round Rock email or call (512) 900-4664

TechShop St. Louis email or call (314) 797-5646

TechShop Detroit email or call (313) 583-3831

TechShop Pittsburgh email or call (412) 345-7182

TechShop DC/Arlington email or call (703) 302-8780

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please Email Us to request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
 
   
STEAM101: After School: Design And Build Foundations (Mon & Wed)

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.

Learn the basics of how to operate a full array of tools in this elemental course that spans over two weeks of after-school sessions. Students begin by learning how to use digital design software to create their own custom personal logos. Then, they’ll bring their logos to life in a variety of materials using laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC desktop mills, vinyl cutters, and standard shop tools. At the end of the session, students will have a solid understanding of how to go from idea to design to creation, plus they’ll be certified to use all the aforementioned tools at TechShop.

This Design and Build program is a foundational class that will give your child safety clearance for the tools we use in our STEAM program and prepare them for the next course. 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:
    After School: Design And Build Foundations (Mon & Wed) Monday, 10/17/16 4:30 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.
   
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 for 4 weeks

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.

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.

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please Email Us to request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
 
   
STEAM104: After School: Basic Electronics (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.

Dive into the blinking, beeping, programmable world of electronics in this elemental course that spans over 8 weeks of after-school sessions. The course begins with an introductory primer that lays the groundwork on electricity, circuits, soldering, and using multimeters, as learned through mini project builds. Next, students will explore circuit design, learn about microcontrollers, and get started with Arduino. The large project build will be the fun and flashy LED cube. Students will also learn to work with the laser cutters and desktop CNC mill.

This Basic Electronics class is a foundational class that will give your child the ground work to excel in more advanced electronics courses. 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:
    After School: Basic Electronics (Tue & Thur) Tuesday, 10/18/16 4:30 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 (Mon & Wed)

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 a major project 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 (Mon & Wed) Monday, 10/10/16 4:30 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.
   
STEAM202: Advanced Creator Sessions (16wk)

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 a major project 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:

PAPER-CUT SHADOW LIGHT BOX

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 furthest? 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 our registration.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Creator Sessions (16wk) Saturday, 10/15/16 10:00 AM 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.