Through making and tinkering, participants will learn S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math) skills using their hands, grow their creativity and become more curious about their world and testing the limits of what is possible.
All ages and experience levels are welcome and the workshops are a great activity for the entire family. Parents and kids can also both attend under the same registration fee!
1. Minecraft Coding:
September 17, 1-4pm OR November 5, 1-4pm
Curious about how video games are built?
This Maker Skills Workshop will focus on Minecraft Coding. You will learn the core skills needed to build simple Minecraft plugins. You will also gain exposure to designing in 3D, sequencing steps, variables and loops, using our puzzle-based programming tools. Participants will even receive a FREE Minecraft server configured with ScriptCraft, so you can continue building MODS at home.
Participants must come with their own paid PC/Mac Minecraft login and are encouraged to bring their own laptops.
2. 3D Modeling:
September 24, 1-4pm OR November 12, 1-4pm
Ever wondered how 3D printing works?
This Maker Skills Workshop will focus on 3D modeling. You will learn the basics of 3D modeling and designing objects for a 3D printer. Skills from this workshop will empower makers to build elements for video game worlds, art and 3D printed pieces. We will also provide demonstrations of our 3D printing equipment.
3. Laser Cutting:
October 8, 1-4pm OR December 3, 1-4pm
Want to make a custom creation for yourself or as a gift?
This Maker Skills Workshop will focus on laser cutting. You will learn the basics of designing for the laser cutter by creating beautiful bookmarks, key chains or jewelry. You will also gain skills in editing scalable vector graphics for laser cutting jobs using InkScape, a free graphics design tool. We will introduce ways to design three-dimensional work using various tools and cutting patterns as well.
October 15, 1-4pm OR December 10, 1-4pm
Want to build your own robot and program it to move and speak?
This Maker Skills Workshop and will focus on robotics. Building upon the programming skills introduced early in the program, you will have the opportunity to build robots from scratch using the mBot kit. You will also be able to customize your mBot using puzzle-based programming and the easy to assemble construction experience.
The best part? Participants will get to take home their own mBot to continue the tinkering fun at home!