Fall 2021 FabLab Workshops and Clubs

What’s the FabLab you say? The FabLab is the Science Spectrum’s digital maker space, offering introduction and advance programming with 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 Fall! After completing a 101 or 201 Workshop, participants are eligible to participate in FabLab Design Days! If you’re looking to join the Maker Community, come join the FabLab’s Making Makers Club to explore what making is all about!

101 Workshops

Choose Morning Session (9AM-12PM) or Afternoon Session (1-4PM)
Students ages 9 to 17 – Member $20/Non-Member $25
Children ages 6+ w/ Adult – Member $35/Non-Member $40

Please note: Children ages 6 to 8 years of age are required to have an accompanying Adult register for the same camp.

Saturday, October 23rd – LEGO Robotics 101

Love LEGO? Love Robots? If you love both, join the FabLab for LEGO Robotics 101 to combine your building skills with LEGO with new coding skills! You will be working with LEGO Mindstorms, allowing you to build on your robotics knowledge. This workshop qualifies as a prerequisite for FabLab Design Days!

201 Workshops

Afternoon Session (2-5PM)
Students ages 9-17 – Member $40/Non-Member $45
Children ages 6+ w/ Adult – Member $55/Non-Member $60

*This is a workshop is a two part series. Fee covers both sessions.

Please note: Children ages 6 to 8 years of age are required to have an accompanying Adult register for the same camp.

Sunday, November 7th – Arduino 201 Part 1
Sunday, November 14th – Arduino 201 Part 2

Interested in circuits and experimenting with electrical currents? Join the FabLab in a two part Arduino 201! Part one will teach you to explore circuit boards, connections and basic python codes that will make a light bulb come to life! Part two will teach you how to sequence code, add variables and buttons to your circuit. This workshop qualifies as a prerequisite for FabLab Design Days!

Making Makers Club

The FabLab is offering a NEW Making Makers Club! Making Makers is all about students learning from each other and other makers to develop new skills in CAD (computer aided design) and technology! In the Making Makers Club, you will join other makers to understand different aspects of the Making Community and be challenged to create prototypes ranging from stained glass to Virtual Reality development. Join Making Makers to work together to explore endless possibilities in the FabLab! Best of all, we’ll have snacks!

1st & 3rd TUESDAYS in October & November – (5:30pm to 7:30pm)
Students 9-17 – Members $30 / Non-Members $35 (Fee Monthly – per 2 sessions)

Tuesdays, October 5th & October 19th – 3D Landscape

Laser Cut a 3D building, then transform the yard into a garden or play area. You will become a contractor and landscape architect in one with this 3D landscape project.

Tuesdays, November 2nd & November 16th – Soldering Glass

Take an Making adventure by telling a story through stained glass! You will sketch out a design, fill it in with colored glass, then fuse it together with a soldering iron! Let your imagine come to life with glass artistry!

FabLab Design Days

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.

*Participants must complete at least one 101 or 201 workshop prior to participating in a FabLab Design Day.  Prior 101 & 201 completed workshops will determine what equipment an individual may use during Design Days.

Afternoon Session (1-4PM)
Members $5/Non-Members $8 +materials used fee (FabLab provided materials ONLY)

Sunday, September 19th

Sunday, October 24th

$8.00Add to cart

Holiday Open FabLabs

This open FabLab time allows you to come to the FabLab during 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!

Come & Go Making Activities (10am-5pm)
Materials used fee (FabLab provided materials ONLY)

Saturday, October 9th – Fall/Halloween

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

Saturday, November 20th – Holiday

Join the FabLab in making decorations and crafts to get you ready for the Holidays! This is a come and go open lab, you are able to pick a craft and spend time building it with the FabLab team!

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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