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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 and Build After School: Running

We are currently running Design and Build after-school STEAM sessions which 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 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.



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.
 
   
STEAM101: After School: Design And Build Foundations (Mon & Wed)

TechShop’s beloved STEAM programming 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.

Learn the basics of how to operate a full array of tools in this elemental course that spans over two weeks of after-school sessions. Students begin by learning how to use digital design software to create their own custom personal logos. Then, they’ll bring their logos to life in a variety of materials using laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC desktop mills, vinyl cutters, and standard shop tools. At the end of the session, students will have a solid understanding of how to go from idea to design to creation, plus they’ll be certified to use all the aforementioned tools at TechShop.

This Design and Build program is a foundational class that will give your child safety clearance for the tools we use in our STEAM program and prepare them for the next course. 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    After School: Design And Build Foundations (Mon & Wed) Monday, 10/17/16 4:00 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.
   
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.
 
   
STEAM105: Saturday Afternoon STEAM Lab

Are you a younger maker who was a student in our summer camps? Perhaps you have taken a Parent/Child Laser or 3D Printing class? If you're excited about what you learned and want to come back to the shop keep keep using these awesome machines: listen up! TechShop is now offering STEAM Lab sessions for makers ages 8 - 17, who have previously learned how to use our laser cutters, 3D printers or vinyl cutter.

STEAM Lab sessions will be three hours long, and will give students a chance to work on project ideas under the guidance of an experienced instructor, who will be able to answer questions and help students problem-solve as needed. Students should come to class prepared with an idea or project in mind. The best part? No parental supervision is necessary! So bring your thinking cap, some cool materials, and plenty of excitement- let's get to making!

Interested in signing your child up for 4 or more of these session at one? Contact education.dca@techshop.ws to be registered at a 10% discount!

Supplies will NOT be provided. Students may bring supplies that are approved for use in the machines, or they may purchase a variety of materials from the retail shop before class begins.

THIS IS NOT AN INSTRUCTIONAL SESSION. Students must have already learned how to use at least one of the above pieces of equipment during a TechShop summer camp or other STEAM class.



5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Saturday Afternoon STEAM Lab
(Saturday Afternoon STEAM Lab)
Sunday, 10/2/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Saturday Afternoon STEAM Lab
(Saturday Afternoon STEAM Lab)
Sunday, 10/9/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Saturday Afternoon STEAM Lab
(Saturday Afternoon STEAM Lab)
Sunday, 10/16/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Saturday Afternoon STEAM Lab
(Saturday Afternoon STEAM Lab)
Sunday, 10/23/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Saturday Afternoon STEAM Lab
(Saturday Afternoon STEAM Lab)
Sunday, 10/30/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee