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STEAM537: Youth Maker Session

Supervised making and design time for youth ages 8-17



This is a Multi-Day Course! Each course starts on the advertised start date. Please click on the sign up link to access the full dates of class meetings



In this course, youth will be free to work on projects of their own design while being supervised and assisted by TechShop youth education instructors. Students in this course will be supervised while using our design lab classroom, CNC Laser cutters, 3D printers as well as various handheld tools. They will be encouraged to explore various design and fabrication methods with the guidance of their instructors to allow for creative and open making.

*Disclaimer This course does not offer safety and basic use instruction of the CNC Lasers, 3D printers or any tools that require a safety and basic use course. Students who have completed TechShop SBU courses or TechShop Summer of Creation courses are eligible to use tools in the TechShop Youth Maker Sessions.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth Maker Session
(Youth Maker Session)
Wednesday, 11/5/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Youth Maker Session
(Youth Maker Session)
Thursday, 11/6/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Youth Maker Session
(Youth Maker Session)
Wednesday, 12/3/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Youth Maker Session
(Youth Maker Session)
Thursday, 12/4/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM538: Youth Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!



Learn how to use a laser cutter to cut, etch, and engrave designs in a variety of materials up to 24" x 18" and up to 3/8" thick in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Work with acrylic, wood, paper, cardboard, fabric, leather, and even chocolate! Using graphics software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW, cut intricate designs and engrave highly detailed images at the touch of a button. The sky is the limit with this simple and versatile tool.

Project: Etch a custom dog tag

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: Laser cutter

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using the laser cutter outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Youth Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
(Youth Laser Cutting and Etching)
Tuesday, 12/2/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM539: Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!



Thanks to 3D printing, you can quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model, literally printing the part as it goes. This is an easy way to prototype your parts before machining or injection molding.

In this class, you will learn how to import, prepare and print your three-dimensional parts using the MakerBot Replicator 3D printer. By the end of the class, you will have all the information and knowledge necessary to use this machine for all your 3D printing needs.

The class will print a small part that TechShop has designed.

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: 3D printer

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using the 3D printer outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.





Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU
(Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer)
Tuesday, 10/28/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU
(Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer)
Tuesday, 12/16/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM544: Youth Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog

Learn how to use the laser cutter’s rotary attachment in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. The rotary attachment allows laser etching on cylindrical objects such as wine glasses, beer mugs, flashlights, bottles, and even drumsticks. Imagine the possibilities!

Project: Etch a design into a drinking glass

Prerequisite(s): LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU

Equipment access: Laser engraver rotary attachment

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using the laser cutter and laser rotary outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.



Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog
(Youth Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment)
Tuesday, 11/4/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Youth Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog
(Youth Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment)
Tuesday, 12/9/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM545: Youth Basic Sewing Machine SBU

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!



Learn how to use a laser cutter to cut, etch, and engrave designs in a variety of materials up to 24" x 18" and up to 3/8" thick in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Work with acrylic, wood, paper, cardboard, fabric, leather, and even chocolate! Using graphics software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW, cut intricate designs and engrave highly detailed images at the touch of a button. The sky is the limit with this simple and versatile tool.

Project: Pocket bag

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: Sewing machine

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using the sewing machines outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Youth Basic Sewing Machine SBU
(Youth Basic Sewing Machine)
Tuesday, 11/11/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM546: Youth Vinyl Cutter SBU

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!



Learn to use the computer-controlled vinyl cutter in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Import vector (outline) designs from graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW into FlexiStarter, the software used to control the vinyl cutter. Next, use TechShop's CNC vinyl cutter to cut adhesive vinyl sheet into professional looking signage or ready-to-apply paint masking. This is a great tool for making screens for silkscreen printing, too!

Project: Vinyl Sticker

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: Vinyl Cutter

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using the vinyl cutter outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Youth Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Youth Vinyl Cutter)
Tuesday, 11/18/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM542: Parent and Child Maker Session

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 AND THEIR PARENTS/GUARDIANS ONLY!

Supervised making and design for youth 8+ and Parents



In this course, youth and parents will be free to work on projects of their own design while being supervised and assisted by a TechShop youth education instructor. Students in this course will be supervised while using our design lab classroom, CNC Laser cutters, 3D printers as well as various handheld tools. They will be encouraged to explore various design and fabrication methods with the guidance of their instructors to allow for creative and open making.

*Disclaimer This course does not offer safety and basic use instruction of the CNC Lasers, 3D printers or any tools that require a safety and basic use course. Students who have completed TechShop SBU courses or TechShop Summer of Creation courses are eligible to use tools in this course

8 sessions currently scheduled:
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 10/25/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 11/1/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 11/8/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 11/15/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 11/22/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 12/6/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 12/13/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 12/20/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM540: Parent and Child Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY AND PARENT/GUARDIANS



Learn how to use a laser cutter to cut, etch, and engrave designs in a variety of materials up to 24" x 18" and up to 3/8" thick in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Work with acrylic, wood, paper, cardboard, fabric, leather, and even chocolate! Using graphics software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW, cut intricate designs and engrave highly detailed images at the touch of a button. The sky is the limit with this simple and versatile tool.

Each slot in this course is for 1 Parent/Guardian and 1 child. Both Students will be certified on our tools. To sign up, use the website to enroll the Parent/Guardian and pay, and then call the TechShop Front Desk to enroll your child.

Project: Etch a custom dog tag

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: Laser cutter

Minimum age: 8 years. 18 for Parent/Guardian

Supervision requirements: When using the laser cutter outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Parent and Child Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
(Parent and Child Laser Cutting and Etching)
Saturday, 11/15/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
(Parent and Child Laser Cutting and Etching)
Saturday, 12/6/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
(Parent and Child Laser Cutting and Etching)
Saturday, 12/20/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM541: Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY AND PARENT/GUARDIANS



Thanks to 3D printing, you can quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model, literally printing the part as it goes. This is an easy way to prototype your parts before machining or injection molding.

In this class, you will learn how to import, prepare and print your three-dimensional parts using the MakerBot Replicator 3D printer. By the end of the class, you will have all the information and knowledge necessary to use this machine for all your 3D printing needs.

The class will print a small part that TechShop has designed.

Each slot in this course is for 1 Parent/Guardian and 1 child. Both Students will be certified on our tools. To sign up, use the website to enroll the Parent/Guardian and pay, and then call the TechShop Front Desk to enroll your child.

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: 3D printer

Minimum age: 8 years. 18 for Parent/Guardian

Supervision requirements: When using the 3D printer outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.



Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU
(Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer)
Saturday, 11/1/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU
(Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer)
Saturday, 12/13/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM548: Parent and Child Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY AND PARENT/GUARDIANS



Learn how to use the laser cutter’s rotary attachment in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. The rotary attachment allows laser etching on cylindrical objects such as wine glasses, beer mugs, flashlights, bottles, and even drumsticks. Imagine the possibilities!

Each slot in this course is for 1 Parent/Guardian and 1 child. Both Students will be certified on our tools. To sign up, use the website to enroll the Parent/Guardian and pay, and then call the TechShop Front Desk to enroll your child.

Project: Etch a design into a drinking glass!

Prerequisite(s): LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU

Equipment access: Laser engraver rotary attachment

Minimum age: 8 years. 18 for Parent/Guardian

Supervision requirements: When using the laser cutter machines outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Parent and Child Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog
(Parent and Child Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment)
Saturday, 11/22/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM549: Parent and Child Vinyl Cutter SBU

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY AND PARENT/GUARDIANS



Learn to use the computer-controlled vinyl cutter in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Import vector (outline) designs from graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW into FlexiStarter, the software used to control the vinyl cutter. Next, use TechShop's CNC vinyl cutter to cut adhesive vinyl sheet into professional looking signage or ready-to-apply paint masking. This is a great tool for making screens for silkscreen printing, too!

Each slot in this course is for 1 Parent/Guardian and 1 child. Both Students will be certified on our tools. To sign up, use the website to enroll the Parent/Guardian and pay, and then call the TechShop Front Desk to enroll your child.

Project: Vinyl Stickers!

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: Vinyl Cutter

Minimum age: 8 years. 18 for Parent/Guardian

Supervision requirements: When using the vinyl cutter outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Parent and Child Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Parent and Child Vinyl Cutter)
Saturday, 10/25/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $110.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Parent and Child Vinyl Cutter)
Saturday, 11/8/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $110.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.