Take Classes


Anyone Can Take Classes at TechShop -- You Do NOT Need to Be a TechShop Member to Take Classes!

TechShop DC-Arlington Class Listings


View Class Listings at Our Other Locations Here >> Change TechShop Location

View the TechShop DC-Arlington Interactive Class Calendar Here >> MONTH-AT-A-GLANCE


Category:

 STEAM CLASSES (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM1201: Summer of Creation: Robotics

Are you ready to start programming your own computer boards or robots and take control of your computerized world?

In the TechShop Arduino Robotics camp, you will learn how to design, build and program your own microcontroller! This five-day camp will introduce budding hackers to the all-powerful Arduino board, which will be used to make a multitude of different projects throughout the week, culminating in your very own robot. This camp will also cover the use of the laser cutter and 3D printer to assist in fabricating parts for this class. The week will culminate in a robotics challenge open to family and friends.

Once you have successfully passed this course, you will be certified to use the Universal Laser Cutters Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers at TechShop DCA.

Meet the Instructor: Johnny Dukovich received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. In the Air Force, he worked on systems engineering projects involving jet engines and air-to-air missiles for fighter jet aircraft. After leaving the Air Force, Johnny worked on projects involving transportation, defense, and other areas as an analyst, modeler, and consultant. He currently runs a small business that specializes in conference and event software. Johnny has developed training materials and has given tutorials for many of the systems that he has developed. In the past few years he has been exploring the world of Arduino and really enjoys its integration of hardware and software. He has completed several Arduino-based projects and is currently working to integrate Arduino effects into his art work. In addition to teaching Arduino classes at TechShop, Johnny has volunteered his time teaching Arduino and programming to the DC Kids & Technology group.

Recommended: Students with little to no soldering and electronic experience are encouraged to take the Basic Electronics course first.

This TechShop week-long summer camp is for kids ages 12-17, Monday through Friday from 9AM-3PM.

Extended independent studio time is available until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week.

To sign your child up for extended studio, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Extended Independent Studio seat for each student.

Make sure to purchase the Extended Studio that begins on the same day as your child's camp!

An additional discount will be added for signing up two or more students. Please contact the Front Desk for multiple students.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Robotics Monday, 7/6/15 9:00 AM 6.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $700.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Robotics Monday, 7/27/15 9:00 AM 6.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $700.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM1206: Summer of Creation: Extended Independent Studio

Are you enrolled in one of our summer camps?

This add-on gives each student the chance to extend their independent studio time to as late as 6PM!

Please note: This package must be purchased in conjunction with an enrollment in one of our STEAM summer camps.

An extended studio package must be purchased for each student enrolled in extended studio.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Extended Independent Studio Monday, 7/27/15 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM1249: Summer of Creation: Design and Build

Calling all young innovators! Welcome to your summer of creation! Through this 5-day workshop students have the opportunity to explore creation from invention to fabrication. By working directly with professionals in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) field students have the opportunity to work in a real-world maker-setting. Design and Build Camp introduces young innovators on day 1 to the world of Computer Aided Design and Computer Numerically Controlled machinery. By the end of day 1 students will learn the basics of digital design and programming. On day 2 students dive into the world of laser cutting and 3D printing. Day 3 begins the “design” process as students create their own projects and tailor an educational track specific to them. Whether students are interested in vinyl decals or robotics we can help them achieve their goals. Camp will culminate on Friday afternoon with a showcase of their inventions and light refreshments. Friends and family are welcome to join us! Once you have successfully passed this course, you will be certified to use the Universal LaserCutters Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers at TechShop DCA.

Meet the Instructor: Rustom Meyer has two engineering degrees from Cornell, and is a Professional Engineer. He started making jewelry, electronics, robotics, and DIY technology at age 14 and has since exhibited and sold his work at a number of shows and festivals. He has taught craft and technology at summer camps, after school programs, Maker Faires, and also, of course, at Techshop DC Arlington.

This week-long summer camp is for kids ages 8-15, Monday through Friday from 9AM-3PM.





3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/20/15 9:00 AM 6.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/3/15 9:00 AM 6.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    Member and non-member Sign Up $550.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/17/15 9:00 AM 6.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL