FAB LAB

Summer 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 or 201 Workshop, participants are eligible to participate in FabLab Design Days!

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: All Student or Child workshop registrations require an accompanying Adult registration for the same camp.

Morning Session (9AM-12PM)

Adult/ChildStudent

Afternoon Session (1PM-4PM)

Adult/ChildStudent

Saturday, June 5 – Vinyl 101

Car decals, wall art and monogramming are all ways you can practice with vinyl! Join the Science Spectrum’s FabLab to create a personalized sticker or two. This workshop qualifies as a prerequisite for FabLab Design Days.

Morning Session (9AM-12PM)

Adult/ChildStudent

Afternoon Session (1PM-4PM)

Adult/ChildStudent

Saturday, July 10 – Animation 101

Do you have dreams of making your own movie? The FabLab at the Science Spectrum is where it can happen. Join Animation 101 to learn stop animation. You will create 3D clay characters, build props, and take stills to be rendered together to create your very own animated video! This workshop qualifies as a prerequisite for FabLab Design Days.

Morning Session (9AM-12PM)

Adult/ChildStudent

Afternoon Session (1PM-4PM)

Adult/ChildStudent

Saturday, August 7 – Laser 101

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!

Adult/Child

201 Workshops

Afternoon Session (1-5PM)
Students ages 9-17 – Member $30/Non-Member $35
Children ages 6+ w/ Adult – Member $45/Non-Member $50

Please note: All Student or Child workshop registrations require an accompanying Adult registration for the same camp.

Afternoon Session (1PM-5PM)

Adult/ChildStudent

Saturday, July 17 – Blender 3D and Animation

Take your knowledge of 3D printing to the next level with 3D animation. Blender is a unique program where you can create characters, backgrounds, and props all through computer science! This program is an add-on to the 3D 101 as well as Animation 101, and it qualifies as a prerequisite for FabLab Design Days.

Afternoon Session (1PM-5PM)

Adult/ChildStudent

Saturday, August 14 – Handibot (CNC Router)

Challenge your design skills in this Handibot 201 workshop. Here you will get to use a CNC Router to carve out word designs that you make through brand new CAD (computer aided design) software!

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 workshops taken 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, June 13 – Father’s Day Gift Design
Attention, Maker Community! Come join the Science Spectrum’s FabLab for our Father’s Day Gift Design! The FabLab will be designing something for dad with our laser cutter, 3D printers and Vinyl cutter! Must have completed a 101 or 201 workshop before joining FabLab Design Day.

Sunday, July 18 – Fun in the Summer
Come join the FabLab in a Fun in the Summer Design Day! Makers will get to use a laser cutter, 3D printer, and a Vinyl cutter to make fun games and projects to be used throughout the summer! Must have completed a 101 or 201 workshop before joining FabLab Design Day.

Sunday, August 15- Back to School
Come join the Science Spectrum’s FabLab in this Back to School Themed Design Day! Get ready for the school year by joining the making community on Design Day. Must have completed a 101 or 201 workshop before joining FabLab Design Day.

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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