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 YOUTH STEAM PROGRAMS (STEAM)
 
   
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.

Interested in learning about the San Jose STEAM Scholarship Program? Email us at Education.SJ@TechShop.ws.

1 session currently scheduled:
    After School: Design and Build Foundations (Tue & Thur) Tuesday, 8/22/17 5:00 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.
   
STEAM104: After School: Basic Electronics (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. The large project build is a fun and flashy LED cube.

This Basic Electronics class is a foundational class that gives 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.

Interested in learning about the San Jose STEAM Scholarship Program? Email us at Education.SJ@TechShop.ws.

1 session currently scheduled:
    After School: Basic Electronics (Mon & Wed) Monday, 8/21/17 5:00 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.
   
STEAM3003: Advanced 3D Printing and 3D Scanning

Explore the world of 3D scanning and build on your 3D printing knowledge from previous class!

Participants are encouraged to bring in several figurines or small objects to experiment with. You will have an opportunity to try to 3D print the items you scan.

Information: This class is a 1-day event (please check enrollment time). Students should bring a bagged lunch and must wear closed-toe shoes. Ages 8–17.

Project: 3D scan an object and then 3D print it

Subjects Learned: Advanced 3D Printing and 3D Scanning

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of STEAM: 3002: 3D Printing and 3D Design prior to taking this class

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Friday, 6/30/17 4:00 PM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Friday, 7/7/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Saturday, 7/29/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM301: Solder an LED Cube

During the Solder an LED Cube Challenge, students will master soldering as they spend the day completing an LED cube.

Participants will learn the basics to electronics, soldering, and have an introduction to 2D Design. At the end of class, each person will have made a fully functional LED cube.

To view examples, click here.

Information: This is a 1-day event (please check enrollment time). Students should bring a bagged lunch and must wear closed-toe shoes. Ages 8–17.

Project: Soldered LED cube that lights up!

Subjects Learned: Soldering and Basic Electronics, Basics to 2D Design, Electronic Measurements

Prerequisites: None!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Solder an LED Cube Sunday, 7/23/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Solder an LED Cube Saturday, 8/12/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM001: Saturday Youth Studio

Supervised making and design time for youth ages 8–17.

Saturday Youth Studio is your chance to experiment using our laser cutters, 3D printers, and modelling software to make your dreams come true! Studio time is available for 8–17 year olds, and parents are welcome to participate at no additional cost. Our skilled Youth Educators will also be on hand to guide you through the engineering design process.

Cost includes materials. This course does not offer safety and basic use instruction of the lasers, 3D printers, or any tools that require a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) course. Participants who have completed TechShop SBUs or TechShop Summer of Creation courses are eligible to use tools in the TechShop Youth Studio Sessions.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Saturday Youth Studio Saturday, 7/15/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM: MIG Welding and Plasma Cutting!

Complete a Day Challenge at TechShop San Jose!

During the Plasma Cutting and MIG Welding Challenge, students will learn MIG welding as well as how to safely use the handheld plasma cutter. Students will have to opportunity to laser cut silhouette designs, plasma cut them out, and weld them together. Students will complete various projects and get to take them home.

Information: This class is one day, from 9:30AM–3:30PM or from 4:00PM–10:00PM (please check enrollment time). Please bring a bag lunch and wear closed toe shoes. Students ages 12–17 may be enrolled for this course.

Project: Guided practice with the instructor and various projects

Subjects: MIG Welding SBU, Handheld Plasma Cutting

Prerequisite(s): None

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toe shoes made of natural fibers or leather; natural fiber or leather long-sleeved shirt; and natural fiber or leather long pants. Welding hood, gloves, and jacket will be provided by TechShop.

  • Advised: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator, and hearing protection.


1 session currently scheduled:
    MIG Welding and Plasma Cutting! Saturday, 7/29/17 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee