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 STEAM CLASSES (STEAM)
 
   
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.
 
   
STEAM: Design & Build After-School Learning

TechShop's Design & Build after-school STEAM sessions 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 identify design problems, brainstorm creative solutions, and prototype 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 lives. Previous examples include programming alarm clocks, designing and laser cutting lamps, and modeling then 3D printing chess sets.

For more information about 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 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: 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 (Mon & Wed)

TechShop’s beloved STEAM programing 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. After care is available at the bottom of this page.

1 session currently scheduled:
    After School: Basic Electronics (Mon & Wed) Monday, 10/24/16 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.
   
STEAM980: Homeschool Electronics

The Multi-Day Homeschools Sessions vary from different topics!



Monday AM Session:9:30AM-12:30PM: Basic Electronics: Ages 8-17

10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29



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.



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 days a week for 8 weeks. Please show up 10 minutes early on your first day so you can complete our registration.



To request for more information or learn about group discounts- please email Education@TechShop.Com



Please read below to gather more detailed descriptions around each session.



TechShop’s beloved STEAM programing 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.



1 session currently scheduled:
    Homeschool Electronics Tuesday, 10/4/16 12:00 PM 16.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $300.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $325.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM551: Single-Day Youth Maker Session

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

This is a SINGLE-DAY session!

In this one-day session, kids get to work on projects of their own design while being supervised and assisted by TechShop youth education instructors. Participants are encouraged to explore various design and fabrication methods with the guidance of their instructors for creative and open making. Students are supervised while using our design lab classroom, CNC laser cutters, and 3D printers as well as various handheld tools.

*Disclaimer: 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 Maker Sessions.

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Sunday, 10/16/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Saturday, 10/22/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Sunday, 10/23/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Thursday, 10/27/16 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Sunday, 10/30/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM: Laser Cut a Clock!

Complete one of our Day Challenges at TechShop!

During the Laser Cut a Clock Challenge, students will learn Laser Cutting and Etching SBU, 2D Design, and Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching. Students will receive all the pieces to create a clock, and throughout the day, will have the opportunity to use the skills they learn to complete and assemble their clock to take home. To view previous examples, click this LINK.

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: Laser Cut Clock

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

Prerequisite(s): None!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Laser Cut a Clock! Sunday, 10/23/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM: Solder an LED Cube!

Complete one of our Day Challenges at TechShop!

During the Solder an LED Cube Challenge, students will master soldering as they spend the day completing an LED Cube. Students will learn the basics to electronics, soldering, and get an introduction to 2D Design. At the end of the class, students will walk away with a fully functional LED Cube. To view previous examples, click this LINK.

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: LED Cube

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

Prerequisite(s): None!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Solder an LED Cube! Saturday, 10/8/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Solder an LED Cube! Sunday, 10/30/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM: Build a Box and a Birdhouse!

During the Build a Box and a Birdhouse Challenge, students will learn basic hand tool use, and staining techniques to properly finish their boxes and birdhouses. Students will have the choice of choosing from several designs, or creating their own birdhouse design. With the help of an instructor, students will complete the step by step process of how to use the correct tools and completing certain joints. Students will also have the opportunity to jump on the laser cutter to customize their projects before they finish them.

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 12-17 may be enrolled for this course. Projects may still be drying at the end of class so parents will have the option to pick them up the next day too.

Project: Box and a Birdhouse!

Subjects Learned: Basic Handtools, Basic Joinery, Basic Staining and Finishing

Prerequisite(s): Laser Cutting and Etching SBU

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Build a Box and a Birdhouse! Sunday, 10/23/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Build a Box and a Birdhouse! Saturday, 10/29/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee