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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, 3/11/17 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 4/8/17 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 5/20/17 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 15 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
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STEAM105: Spring Break Camp

Spend spring break at TechShop!

Join us for a different activity every day in our spring break STEAM classes for youth. Projects include laser cutting kinetic animals, soldering electronics, making lamps, and vinyl cutting designs.

After taking the classes, students will be cleared to use the laser cutters, 3D printers, and vinyl cutting equipment at TechShop.

Open to youth ages 8–17.

Spring break runs M–F, 10AM–2PM. Cost is $60 per session for both members and non-members. Students are responsible for either packing their lunch or bringing money to purchase lunch in Bakery Square. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Spring Break Camp Monday, 4/10/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Spring Break Camp Tuesday, 4/11/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Spring Break Camp Wednesday, 4/12/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Spring Break Camp Thursday, 4/13/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Spring Break Camp Friday, 4/14/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM101: After School: Design & Build Foundations (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. 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    After School: Design & Build Foundations (Tue & Thur) Tuesday, 4/18/17 4:30 PM 32.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM201: Advanced Inventor Sessions (Mon & Wed)

TechShop’s popular, hands-on STEAM programming is now available after school. Students are immersed in a creative environment where they explore science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. And across every subject, they learn how to approach life as problem solvers.

In these project-based STEAM sessions, students take the foundational knowledge they learned in our foundational STEAM classes and put it to the test. There is one project for each STEAM discipline, giving students 5 unique portfolio pieces.

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

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 farthest?

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:
    Advanced Inventor Sessions (Mon & Wed) Monday, 3/6/17 4:30 PM 32.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM101: Summer Camp: Design & Build Foundations

TechShop’s hands-on STEAM programming as a week long summer camp. 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 5 days of making. 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 6-hour sessions, Monday through Friday for 1-week. Please show up 10 minutes early on your first day so you can complete registration.

12 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer Camp: Design & Build Foundations Monday, 6/12/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer Camp: Design & Build Foundations Monday, 6/19/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Design & Build Foundations Monday, 6/26/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Design & Build Foundations Monday, 7/3/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $550.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Design & Build Foundations Monday, 7/10/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer Camp: Design & Build Foundations Monday, 7/17/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Design & Build Foundations Monday, 7/24/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Design & Build Foundations Monday, 7/31/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Design & Build Foundations Monday, 8/7/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Design & Build Foundations Monday, 8/14/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Design & Build Foundations Monday, 8/21/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer Camp: Design & Build Foundations Monday, 8/28/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
   
STEAM104: Summer Camp: Basic Electronics

TechShop’s hands-on STEAM programming is now available during spring break. 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.

Dive into the blinking, beeping, programmable world of electronics in this elemental course that spans Monday to Friday of Spring Break weekend. 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 6-hour sessions, Monday through Friday of Spring Break weekend. Please show up 10 minutes early on your first day so you can complete registration.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer Camp: Basic Electronics Monday, 6/12/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Basic Electronics Monday, 6/19/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM201: Summer Camp: Advanced Inventor Sessions

TechShop’s popular, hands-on STEAM Summer Camps are back and better than ever. Students are immersed in a creative environment where they explore science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. And across every subject, they learn how to approach life as problem solvers.

In these project-based STEAM sessions, students take the foundational knowledge they learned in our foundational STEAM classes and put it to the test. There is one project for each STEAM discipline, giving students 5 unique portfolio pieces.

Projects covered in this 30-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

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 farthest?

This program meets for 6-hour sessions, Monday through Friday. Please show up 10 minutes early on your first day so you can complete registration.

12 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer Camp: Advanced Inventor Sessions Monday, 6/12/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Advanced Inventor Sessions Monday, 6/19/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Advanced Inventor Sessions Monday, 6/26/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Advanced Inventor Sessions Monday, 7/3/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $550.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Advanced Inventor Sessions Monday, 7/10/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer Camp: Advanced Inventor Sessions Monday, 7/17/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Advanced Inventor Sessions Monday, 7/24/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Advanced Inventor Sessions Monday, 7/31/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Advanced Inventor Sessions Monday, 8/7/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Advanced Inventor Sessions Monday, 8/14/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer Camp: Advanced Inventor Sessions Monday, 8/21/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer Camp: Advanced Inventor Sessions Monday, 8/28/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee