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 STEAM CAMPS (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM101: After School: Design & Build Foundations (T+Th)

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 (T+Th)
(After School: Design & Build Foundations (T+Th))
Tuesday, 4/18/17 4:00 PM 30.0 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.
   
STEAM202: After School: Feb. Advanced Creator Sessions (16wk)

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.

Here are the projects covered in this 32-hour course:

SCIENCE: PAPER-CUT SHADOW LIGHTBOX

The science of light and the art of diffusion come together in this fun, creative project. Use shop tools to build your box frame, add LEDs, then use design software to create your shadow art, and cut it out on the laser cutter. Assemble and proudly display the art of science.

TECHNOLOGY: LIGHT-UP TOTE BAG

Did you know that circuits can be sewn? Learn about soft, electronic-textile circuits as you design and sew your own tote bag that lights up when you open it. Once you’ve learned the basics of soft circuits, a world of project possibilities awaits you.

ENGINEERING: ORNITHOPTER

Study the principles of winged flight by constructing a classic balsa monoplane whose design is based on the motion of birds flapping their wings. Then put your engineering chops to the test in a flight competition. Whose ornithopter will fly the farthest? Whose will have the smoothest flight?

ART: LIFECASTING

Dive into the world of mold making by casting a mold of your hand using plaster and alginate, then craft a mount for your hand mold, and make your own custom wall hanging.

MATH: BUILDING SCALE MODELS

Ever wonder how we make miniatures look believable? It’s all about the scale. How do we figure out the scale? Math! In this course, you’ll choose something to miniaturize and work through the math to make it in small scale.

Starting on February 4th, this 16 week program will meet for 2-hour sessions every Saturday. Please show up 10 minutes early on your first day so you can complete registration.

1 session currently scheduled:
    After School: Feb. Advanced Creator Sessions (16wk)
(After School: Feb. Advanced Creator Sessions (16wk) )
Saturday, 2/4/17 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 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.
   
STEAM105: Spring Break 2017 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 the mall. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes!

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Spring Break 2017 Camp
(Spring Break Camp)
Monday, 4/10/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Spring Break 2017 Camp
(Spring Break Camp)
Tuesday, 4/11/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Spring Break 2017 Camp
(Spring Break Camp)
Tuesday, 4/11/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Spring Break 2017 Camp
(Spring Break Camp)
Thursday, 4/13/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up  
    Spring Break 2017 Camp
(Spring Break Camp)
Friday, 4/14/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Spring Break 2017 Camp
(Spring Break Camp)
Saturday, 4/15/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee