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 STEAM CLASSES (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM513: Youth Soldering and Basic Electronics- Make a TrashAMP!

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!

Learn how to use solder and a soldering iron to make small stick figures, as well as how to solder electronic "through-hole" components for electronic printed circuit board assembly (PCBs).

In this class, you will learn basic solder and flux types, safe soldering practices, and soldering iron maintenance. You will learn to de-solder using various techniques, including a "solder sucker" tool or solder braid.

In addition, solder together your own TrashAMP- a unique portable speakers for your smartphone, electric guitar, and more!

All material will come with the class

This is a fun first class for kids and adults!

After students have taken this workshop, they will have passed the Soldering and Basic Electronics SBU

Prerequisite(s): None!

Project: TrashAmp

Equipment access: Soldering Irons

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using machines outside of class, 8- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions" (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

Note: All minors must have a Minor Liability Waiver filled out by a parent or guardian when dropped off at TechShop. These waivers will be provided at the Front Desk. Minors may not enter the building without the Waiver.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth Soldering and Basic Electronics- Make a TrashAMP!
(Youth Soldering and Basic Electronics- Make a TrashAMP!)
Sunday, 8/2/15 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Youth Soldering and Basic Electronics- Make a TrashAMP!
(Youth Soldering and Basic Electronics- Make a TrashAMP!)
Sunday, 8/23/15 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM552: Youth Hand Tools Basics

This is a great skill building class for parents who are looking to familiarize their children with shop tools and how to correctly use various instruments. The class is also ideal for young people who are interested in learning how these tools can empower them to build whatever they imagine, from a skate ramp to a backyard roller coaster.

In this class, you will learn how to safely operate a number of the most frequently used hand tools. Your Instructor will guide you through the proper techniques to cut, shape, assemble, and finish a small project.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth Hand Tools Basics
(Youth Hand Tools Basics)
Sunday, 8/9/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Youth Hand Tools Basics
(Youth Hand Tools Basics)
Sunday, 8/23/15 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM538: Youth Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!

Learn how to use a laser cutter to cut, etch, and engrave designs in a variety of materials up to 24" x 18" and up to 3/8" thick in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Work with acrylic, wood, paper, cardboard, fabric, leather, and even chocolate!

Using graphics software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW, cut intricate designs and engrave highly detailed images at the touch of a button. The sky is the limit with this simple and versatile tool.

Project: Etch a custom dog tag

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: Laser cutter

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using the laser cutter outside of class time, 8- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions" (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
(Youth Laser Cutting and Etching)
Tuesday, 8/25/15 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Youth Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
(Youth Laser Cutting and Etching)
Thursday, 8/27/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM543: Youth Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!

Learn to use the vinyl cutter and heat press to make your own customized tee shirts as well as a sticker to take home. In this hands on class, a teacher will go over each step so students walk away from the class with an the knowledge of how to properly use the machine. Learn how to import designs from graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW into FlexiStarter, the software used to control the vinyl cutter.

Students are encouraged to bring a USB with black and white images on them. A teacher consult with the students of what images are correct and if possible, cut them out with the vinyl cutter.

After students have taken this workshop, they will have passed the Vinyl Cutting and Heat Press SBU

Prerequisite(s): None!

Project: Heat Press a Tee Shirt and create a sticker!

Equipment access: Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using machines outside of class, 8- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions" (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

Note: All minors must have a Minor Liability Waiver filled out by a parent or guardian when dropped off at TechShop. These waivers will be provided at the Front Desk. Minors may not enter the building without the Waiver.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Youth Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Youth Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter)
Monday, 8/10/15 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM541: Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY AND PARENT/GUARDIANS

Thanks to 3D printing, you can quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model, literally printing the part as it goes. This is an easy way to prototype your parts before machining or injection molding.

In this class, you will learn how to import, prepare and print your three-dimensional parts using the MakerBot Replicator 3D printer. By the end of the class, you will have all the information and knowledge necessary to use this machine for all your 3D printing needs.

The class will print a small part that TechShop has designed.

Each slot in this course is for 1 Parent/Guardian and 1 child. Both participants will be certified on our tools. To sign up, enroll the parent/guardian and pay, then call the front desk to enroll the child.

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: 3D printer

Minimum age: 8 years. Parent/guardian must be at least 18

Supervision requirements: When using the 3D printer outside of class time, 8- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "supervised maker sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors) All 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of supervised maker sessions.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU
(Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer)
Tuesday, 8/25/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.