FABLAB / WORKSHOPS

FabLab Workshops

What’s the FabLab you say? The FabLab is the Science Spectrum’s digital maker space that will offer introductions and advance programs to Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and prototyping with a laser cutter, 3D printers, and much more! Check out the awesome Fab Lab classes being offered this Summer! After completing a 101, 201, Adult Night or Camp Workshop, participants are eligible to participate in FabLab Design Days! If you’re looking to join the making community come join the FabLab’s Making Makers Club to explore making!

Laser Cutting 101

Saturday August 27th
Choose Morning Session (9AM-12PM) or Afternoon Session (1-4PM)

Learn the basics of laser cutting! With this workshop you will learn the inner workings of CAD (computer aided design) software, design a personalized key chain, and be challenged with an engineering project on the FabLab laser cutter. This workshop qualifies as a prerequisite for FabLab Design Days!

Morning Session (9am – 12pm)
Book Child (6-8) + AdultBook Student (9-17)
Afternoon Session (1pm – 4pm)
Book Child (6-8) + AdultBook Student (9-17)

Laser Cutting 101

Saturday August 28th
Afternoon Session (1-4PM)

Learn the basics of laser cutting! With this workshop you will learn the inner workings of CAD (computer aided design) software, design a personalized key chain, and be challenged with an engineering project on the FabLab laser cutter. This workshop qualifies as a prerequisite for FabLab Design Days!

Afternoon Session (1pm – 4pm)
Book Child (6-8) + AdultBook Student (9-17)

Join the Maker Community with FabLab Design Days! Design Days are self-led workshops to design and create projects to take home or share with the growing Maker Community. *Participants will have access to all the design machines including but not limited to 3D printers, laser cutter, CNC router, vinyl cutter, and software programs. Turn project ideas into reality with the Science Spectrum’s FabLab!

Members $5/Non-Members $8 +Materials used fee (FabLab provided materials ONLY)

Saturday June 4th

Book 9am - 12pmBook 1pm - 4pm

Saturday July 9th

Book 9am - 12pmBook 1pm - 4pm

Sunday August 7th

Book 1pm-4pm

*Participants must complete at least one 101 or 201 workshop that is coordinated with one of the core machines (3D Printers, Laser Cutter, Vinyl Cutter) prior to participating in a FabLab Design Day.  Prior 101 & 201 workshops taken will determine what equipment an individual may use during Design Days.

Adult FabLab Workshops

6:30pm – 9:30pm
Adult 21+ – Member $50/Non-Member $60

Adults 21+ come experience a fun night out with the Science Spectrum’s FabLab! Here you will get to learn a Computer Aided Design (CAD) software that will take your home projects to a personalized level with one of the FabLab’s in-house laser cutter, vinyl cutter, or 3D printer, all while enjoying refreshments.

Charcuterie Board Making and Staging

Friday July 15th
6:30pm – 9:30 pm

Looking to spice up your next hosting event? Join the Science Spectrum’s FabLab for this new ADULT night program where you get to personalize your very own Charcuterie board, learn how to stage your Charcuterie board from a professional Culinary Instructor, while enjoying refreshments at the Science Spectrum. This event is for adults 21+.

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Robo-Bowling

Saturday, July 30th, 2022
5pm – 9pm

Participants join the ranks of the “Sphero” Robot Bowling League at the Science Spectrum to get to learn how to code robots to knock down bowling pins in a first ever bowling tournament! You and your team will be challenged to get the highest points to progress to the next levels to bot it out for the Robotic Bowling Tournament Title! Dinner and drinks will be provided for the event!

CANCELLED

Holiday Open Labs

Come and Go Making Activities (11am-4pm)
Materials used fee (FabLab provided materials ONLY)

Open Labs allow you to come to the FabLab at your convenience to make a special decoration, or gift! There will be themed activities for each Open Lab, and time for you to create and design your project in the FabLab. Cost of decorations and gifts will be available at the door when you come!

Join the FabLab in creating Holiday decorations and crafts for your house! This is a come-and-go open lab, you are able to pick your craft and spend time building it with the FabLab team!

June 11th
Father’s Day Themed Holiday Open Lab

FAB LAB is an all new hands-on STEAM education program that makes the world of technology accessible through creativity in a mobile Maker-space that can either come to you, or can be scheduled as a part of a visit to the Science Spectrum!

This mobile Maker-space gives students the opportunity to experience the STEAM-based Maker movement, and take their designs from computer screens to finished product using robotic machines.

Equipment Used in the Fab Lab Includes:

3D Printers

3D Pens

Laser Cutter

Vinyl Cutter

ShopBot Handibot

Computers & Software

Robotics & Drones

Fun construction materials

Fab Lab Programs:

Project Workshops:

(90 minutes+) for up to 16 participants at a time. Students work individually to design, then fabricate a unique project. Examples of projects include; acrylic cells, gliders, rubber band racers, dinosaurs, key tags and nametags, vinyl stickers and t-shirt decals. Projects can also be tailored to individual needs.

Engineering Challenges:

(2 hours+) for up to 30 participants at a time. Students work in teams to design, prototype, and test projects to meet an Engineering challenge. Examples would include fabricating a bridge to maneuver a robot across a river, or a delivery system for a drone to deliver a package. Students will be given time to prototype, test, and then redesign their project to better complete the challenge.

Custom Programs:

Speak with our FAB LAB team about custom designing a program that ties in with your current curriculum, and meets your goals.

FAB LAB is also available to come to your School Family Science or PTA Night, STEAM Events, & Community Festivals! We can set up quick, come-and-go style activities for large groups to enjoy.
For availability and pricing, please call 806-745-1216 Ext. 274 or email fablab@sciencespectrum.org

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