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 YOUTH STEAM PROGRAMS (STEAM)
 
   
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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Laser Cut a Clock Sunday, 5/14/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $15.00 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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    3D Printing and 3D Design Wednesday, 5/10/17 3:00 PM 6.0 Hours 7 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    3D Printing and 3D Design Sunday, 5/28/17 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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Solder an LED Cube Sunday, 5/21/17 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
   
STEAM515: Youth Soldering and Basic Electronics

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8–17 ONLY!

Learn how to use solder and a soldering iron to make small stick figures as well as how to solder electronic "through-hole" components for electronic printed circuit board assembly (PCBs).

In this class, you will learn basic solder and flux types, safe soldering practices, and soldering iron maintenance. You will learn to de-solder using various techniques, including a "solder sucker" tool or solder braid.

This is a fun first class for kids and adults!

After taking this workshop, students will have passed the Soldering and Basic Electronics SBU.

Prerequisite(s): None

Equipment access: Soldering irons

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using machines outside of class, 8- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions" (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are ages 12–15 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

Note: All minors must have a Minor Liability Waiver filled out by a parent or guardian when dropped off at TechShop. These waivers will be provided at the Front Desk. Minors may not enter the building without the waiver.

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Youth Soldering and Basic Electronics Sunday, 4/30/17 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM552: Parent and Child: Build a Birdhouse

This is a great skillbuilding class for parents and their child who are looking to familiarize their young innovators with shop tools and how to correctly use various instruments. The class is also ideal for people who are interested in learning how these tools can empower them to build whatever they imagine, from a skate ramp to a backyard roller coaster.

In this class, participants will learn how to safely operate a number of the most frequently used hand tools. The instructor will guide students through the proper techniques to cut, shape, assemble, and finish a small project.

Project: A custom birdhouse

Note: One spot reserves two seats, one for a parent and one for a child (ages 8-17)

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Parent and Child: Build a Birdhouse Thursday, 4/27/17 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Parent and Child: Build a Birdhouse Thursday, 4/27/17 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM545: Youth Basic Sewing Machine SBU

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a sewing machine. Acquire skills to correctly thread machine, fill and place the bobbin, and change the foot. Also learn to sew straight, zig-zag, basting, and other specialty stitches.

This machine sews through regular weight fabric but not heavy duty materials like leather or thick canvas. Go on to create messenger bags, rocket parachutes, clothing, plushies, sails, costumes, and more!

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- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions" (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old 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 Saturday, 4/29/17 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Mini Woodworkers Sunday, 5/21/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Mini Woodworkers Saturday, 5/27/17 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
    Mini Woodworkers Sunday, 6/18/17 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
    Mini Woodworkers Thursday, 7/6/17 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
   
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!





1 session currently scheduled:
    Intro into Paper Circuits: Make a Mother's Day Card Saturday, 5/13/17 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee