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 STEAM CAMPS (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM101: After School: Basic Electronics Foundations (Mon & Wed)

TechShop’s hands-on STEAM programming is now available after school. Participants are immersed in a creative environment that covers science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, and 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 over 8 weeks of after-school sessions. 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 2-hour sessions, 2 days a week, for 8 weeks. Please arrive 10 minutes early on your first day so you can complete registration. Aftercare is available at the bottom of this page.

1 session currently scheduled:
    After School: Basic Electronics Foundations (Mon & Wed) Monday, 9/11/17 4:30 PM 32.0 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.
   
STEAM101: After School: Design and Build Foundations (Tue & Thur)

TechShop’s hands-on STEAM programming is now available after school. Participants 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 and 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 arrive 10 minutes early on your first day so you can complete registration.

1 session currently scheduled:
    After School: Design and Build Foundations (Tue & Thur) Tuesday, 9/5/17 4:30 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.
   
STEAM105: School's Out! Spring Break Camp

Spend spring break at TechShop!

Join us for a different activity every day in our spring break STEAM classes for youth.

DAY 01: Laser Cutting
Learn how to use a laser cutter to cut, etch and engrave designs in a variety of materials. Using the graphics software Adobe Illustrator, cut intricate designs and engrave highly detailed images into a laser-cut box at the touch of a button.

DAY 02: 3D Modeling and Printing
Jump into the 21st century and learn 3D modeling! Then use the 3D printer to bring your digital creation to life.

DAY 03: Basic Electronics
Learn basic electronics and soldering by building your own mini battery-powered vibro-bot. Then explore simple circuitry by creating custom light-up cards.

DAY 04: Chocolate Molds
Make your own chocolates using the laser cutter and vacuum former. You will pour delicious molten chocolate into your shape and walk away with candy and a personalized mold to use again at home.

DAY 05: Tetrahedral Fractal Kite
Celebrate the spring breeze by creating a tetrahedral fractal kite. You will learn about the basic principles of flight as you build this kite that was designed by Alexander Graham Bell. It is light enough to fly in 10mph gusts and is collapsible for easy transportation.

Spring break runs M–F, 9:30AM–3:30PM. Lunch will be from 12:30pm-1:00pm. Please bring a lunch or money for your child to get lunch from one of the restaurants nearby.

Must be between the ages of 8 and 17 to attend | Materials will be provided | Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes | Please show up 10 minutes early on your first day to complete registration.

1 session currently scheduled:
    School's Out! Spring Break Camp
(School's Out! Spring Break Camp)
Monday, 3/26/18 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 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.
   
STEAM200: School's Out! Winter Break Camp

School may be out, but the fun is just beginning! Our day camps foster an atmosphere that reflects our five core focuses: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Now you can have a stress-free holiday knowing that your kid is learning, growing, and making friends at TechShop!



Who: 8–17 year olds

What: School's Out! Winter Break Camp

When: Tuesday, December 26 to Friday, December 29 from 9:30am-3:30pm. Lunch will be from 11:30PM-12:00PM; don't forget to pack a lunch or bring lunch money.

Where: TechShop DC-Arlington



DAY 01:Electronics
These young innovators will learn the basics of electronics and circuitry as they solder a lit LED tree and create light-up cards.

DAY 02:Chocolate Molds
'Tis the season to each chocolate. Make custom candies to give as a gift or to eat yourself!

DAY 03: Felt Ornaments
Add a cozy look to your holiday tree with hand-sewn felt ornaments.

DAYS 04: Custom sweatshirt
Students will make a personalized ugly sweatshirt perfect for showing off your holiday maker spirit!



Please fill out the WAIVER after registering for camp. Participants who do not have this form completed will not be allowed to attend camp.

Feel free to write to Necia Disse at STEAM.dca@techshop.com with any questions!



1 session currently scheduled:
    School's Out! Winter Break Camp
(School's Out! Winter Break Camp)
Tuesday, 12/26/17 9:30 AM 24.0 Hours 15 SEATS TOTAL
15 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $520.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM222: Home School Sessions

The advanced projects in TechShop’s home school course will teach each of the key concepts of STEAM–science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. This five-week course provides an engaging framework with ample room for students to self-direct and add their personal styles to the projects. Each participant will complete one hands-on STEAM project per session.

WEEK 01: Custom Dog Tag
Laser etch a dog tag for either Fido or yourself!

WEEK 02: Vibrating Bristle Bot
Turn the head of a toothbrush into a robot! These baby bots are an easy and fun introduction to basic electronics.

WEEK 03: Heat Press T-shirt
Vinyl cut any pattern and heat press it onto a shirt, and you will have your own custom top forever.

WEEK 04: Custom Candy Molds
We invite you to make your very own candy molds using TechShop's vacuum forming machine. You will walk away with a handful of custom gummies and a mold to use again at home.

WEEK 05: Laser Cut 3D Puzzle
Use 3D models and slicer software to create the plans for your own laser cut puzzle. Then try to assemble it before the day is up!

We will meet for 2.5-hour sessions, 1 day a week, for 5 weeks. Please show up 10 minutes early on your first day so you can complete registration.

Minimum of 5 students per group and maximum of 15.

Price per session is $55 OR save $25 by signing up for all five sessions. Please register for this special deal through the first signup that reads "12.5 hours."


5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Home School Sessions
(Home School Sessions)
Friday, 9/22/17 10:00 AM 12.5 Hours 15 SEATS TOTAL
15 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $250.00, No Materials Fee
    Home School Sessions
(Home School Sessions)
Friday, 9/29/17 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 15 SEATS TOTAL
15 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $55.00, No Materials Fee
    Home School Sessions
(Home School Sessions)
Friday, 10/6/17 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 15 SEATS TOTAL
15 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $55.00, No Materials Fee
    Home School Sessions
(Home School Sessions)
Friday, 10/13/17 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 15 SEATS TOTAL
15 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $55.00, No Materials Fee
    Home School Sessions
(Home School Sessions)
Friday, 10/20/17 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 15 SEATS TOTAL
15 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $55.00, No Materials Fee