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 STEAM SUMMER CAMPS (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM001: STEAM! Summer Camp Preview

Have you been interested in our STEAM Summer Camps? Now is your chance to discover more!

Drop in's Welcome!

Join us for our FIRST ever Summer Camp Preview! This special open house will feature past Summer of Creation Projects, TechShop facility tours, Summer of Creation themed activities, a meet and greet with your STEAM instructors, scheduled Q&A sessions for parents and refreshments.

So bring the family and be ready for a good time. This STEAM! Summer of Creation experience is for prospective and currently enrolled Summer of Creation students and their parents.



For any additional questions, feel free to contact our Education Department at education.sj@techshop.com.

1 session currently scheduled:
    STEAM! Summer Camp Preview Sunday, 5/15/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 30 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM534: Summer of Creation: Design and Build

Design and Build Camp introduces young innovators to software and provides a chance to bring creations to life using TechShop’s laser cutters and 3D printers! Designers will start off learning and refining their CAD (computer aided design) skills in 2D and 3D Design Software before bringing projects to our laser cutters and 3D printers! Projects are defined by the imagination of the child and can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, cardboard, acrylic, and plastic. Projects will be a combination of 2D and 3D and the student will complete a variety of small daily projects in addition to a larger final project. Students who take and successfully pass this course will be certified to use the Laser Cutters, Printerbot 3D printers, and the Heat Press and Vinyl Cutters at TechShop.

This one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 8-17, Monday through Friday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.

9 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/6/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/13/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/20/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/27/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/11/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/18/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/25/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/1/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/8/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM533: Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics

In the TechShop Basic Electronics STEAM camp, we will cover basic concepts related to electricity, circuits, electronic measurement and soldering. This includes learning basic solder and flux types, safe soldering practices and soldering iron maintenance.

Projects include using solder and a soldering iron to make small stick figures as well as soldering electronic "through-hole" components for electronic printed circuit board assembly (PCBs). We will also cover the use of the laser cutter to assist in fabricating parts for this class.

Students who take and successfully pass this course will be certified to use the laser cutters at TechShop.

This one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 8-17, Monday through Friday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 6/6/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 6/20/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 7/11/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 7/25/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 8/8/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM532: Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics

Are you ready to start programming your own computer boards or robots and take control of your computerized world?

At TechShop Arduino Robotics camp, you will learn how to design, build and program your own micro controller! This five-day camp will introduce budding hackers to the all-powerful Arduino board, which will be used to make a multitude of different projects throughout the week, culminating in your very own robot. We will also cover the use of the laser cutter to assist in fabricating parts for this class.

Students who take and successfully pass this course will be certified to use the laser cutters at TechShop.

Recommended: Students with little to no soldering and electronic experience are encouraged to take the Basic Electronics course first.

This one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 12-17, Monday through Friday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 6/13/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 6/27/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 7/18/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 8/1/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM007: Web Design Adventures

Web Design Adventures Camp takes kids on a digital journey, one that starts with storyboarding and ends with a snazzy website. Along this journey, they use HTML, Cascading Style Sheets and JavaScript. They explore HTML tags, structural elements and include graphics and animation. They create cool design effects with Cascading Style Sheets and code in interactivity with JavaScript. Laptops will be provided and no prior programming experience is necessary.

The week concludes with a Showcase where students get to show off their websites!

This one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 10-14, Monday through Friday from 9:00AM - 4:00PM.

Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Web Design Adventures Monday, 6/20/16 9:00 AM 35.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $560.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM006: Introduction to Java Using Minecraft Mods

Java Programming with Minecraft Modding Camp introduces budding programmers to the world’s most common programming language using one of the world’s most popular video games! Students will start off understanding Java syntax, and programming structures. They will code using object oriented concepts and build mods in the Eclipse development environment. The fun stuff begins when they dive into the Minecraft code and customize items, blocks and behaviors while creating transformations, explosions and enhancements. Laptops will be provided and no prior Java programming experience is necessary.

Showcase your mods at the end of camp and take your mods home with you!

This one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 10-14, Monday through Friday from 9:00AM - 4:00PM.

Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Introduction to Java Using Minecraft Mods Monday, 7/25/16 9:00 AM 35.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM004: Make a Tin Can Ukulele and Learn How to Play!

Learn through direct experience the fundamentals of music theory, the physics of harmonics and vibrations, and how this knowledge can be used to create and play a musical instrument!

By using a variety of manufacturing skills, viewing machine demos, and dipping into music theory and playing techniques, students will learn the basics of playing a musical instrument that they make during the week.

Participants will follow step-by-step processes and face problem solving challenges to make the components and complete the assembly of a monochord dulcimer and a cookie tin ukulele/mandolin/banjo. They will have fun creating their customized instruments by creating and assembling parts, including a cookie tin resonator, a laser cut soundboard, a fretted fingerboard, tuning pegs, bridges and more.

At the end of the week, students will hold a presentation to showcase their ukulele skills and everything they learned during this camp.

Students who take and successfully pass this course will be certified to use the laser cutters at TechShop.

About the Instructor: Steven Tucker is a professional luthier, music teacher and the lead instructor in all of the machining classes at TechShop San Jose. He has created many successful workshops and courseware that is used at many TechShop locations.

Shake things up this summer with this focused project-oriented course!

Prerequisites: None, but we recommend taking Illustrator for CNC or CorelDRAW for CNC first.

This one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 10-17, Monday through Friday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

Extended Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.ike to attend.

This one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 10-17, Monday through Friday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Make a Tin Can Ukulele and Learn How to Play! Monday, 6/13/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $655.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
    Make a Tin Can Ukulele and Learn How to Play! Monday, 7/18/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $655.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
    Make a Tin Can Ukulele and Learn How to Play! Monday, 8/8/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $655.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM536: Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions

Is your youth enrolled in one of our summer camps?

This add-on gives your young maker the chance to hang out at TechShop starting as early as 8:30AM and ending as late as 6:00PM!

Please note: This package must be purchased with an enrollment in one of our Summer of Creation camps.

A Maker Sessions package must be purchased for each youth enrolled in extended care.



Only eligible for the following Camps: Design and Build, Basic Electronics, Arduino Robotics, Web Design, and Introduction to Java Using Minecraft Mods

9 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 6/6/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 6/13/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 6/20/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 6/27/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/11/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/18/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/25/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/1/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/8/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee