Makers Academy

Do you have a engineering, STEM, science, maker, builder, inventor kid? Join our Makers Academy as students get to create REAL STEM projects. We are NOT making slime or making paper robot crafts and calling it STEM! We are creating future leaders and teaching students how to apply their new found skills. Students will get to learn engineering skills that they can apply in turning their ideas into a reality. Check out the 4 different levels and find out what class is right for your child. Class sizes are limited!

Classes are 3 hours and 15 minutes and meet once a week. Check our schedule for meeting days and starting dates.

  • 3:30p-5:00p - Activity 1

  • 5:00p-5:15p - Water and Snack Break

  • 5:15p-6:45p - Activity 2

DREAMERS!

AGES 6-10, 10 Students MAX

Is your young engineer ready turn their dreams into reality? Asking a million questions on how things work and taking apart everything? Then this is for them! During this 16 week course, students will be introduced to many hands-on activities that will spark their imaginations and give them new hands on skills.

SKILLS/ACTIVITIES GUIDE

Hands-on Engineering

Coding/Computer use

Here are some of the projects the DREAMERS will be doing!

  • Engineering with LEGO

  • Robotics with LEGO & Dash

  • Inventions - Creating a Rube Goldberg Machine

  • Building motorized kit projects

  • Basic Circuits

  • Upcycled Engineering projects

  • Basic programming of robots and sensors

 
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Shakers!

AGES 9-12, 8 Students MAX

Ready to SHAKE things up and step up your engineering skills? ! During this 16 week course, students will be working on many hands-on activities, gain new skills, and learn how to use new tools to bring their amazing ideas to life! This class will consist of both individual challenges and fun class competitions where students will have a chance to earn medals and award ribbons.

SKILLS/ACTIVITIES GUIDE

Hands-on Engineering

Coding/Computer use

Here are some of the projects the SHAKERS will be working on!

  • Reverse Engineering - Taking apart things and building new things!

  • Intro into Woodshop

  • Intro into soldering and electronics

  • Flight - planes and rockets

  • Drone flying

  • Marshmallow shooters

  • Racing boats

  • Wind powered car

 

Movers!

AGES 12-17, 8 Students MAX

Time to be the MOVERS and make big things happen! During this 16 week course, students will be working on bigger hands-on activities and learn how to use different skills to complete a project. This class will consist of both individual challenges and fun class competitions. Students will leave learning amazing skills that will last them a life time!

SKILLS/ACTIVITIES GUIDE

Hands-on Engineering

Coding/Computer use

Here are some of the projects the MOVERS will be working on!

  • Soldering and Circuits

  • Soldering copper pipe (like the ones that carry water to your house!)

  • Electric components

  • Wood Shop

  • Light Metal Work and Welding

  • Intro to CNC- using our cnc and design software 

  • Modifying and racing Power Wheel Cars

  • Compressed air marshmallow shooter

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Computer Squad!

AGES 8-12, 8 Students MAX

Does your child like everything that has to do with computers! Then this class is perfect for them! During this 16 week course, students will learn not only learn about the hardware of a computer but also different programs that make them run. This class consist of many computer and tablet based challenges and students will learn to think like a computer!

SKILLS/ACTIVITIES GUIDE

Hands-on Engineering

Coding/Computer use

Here are some of the projects the COMPUTER SQUAD will be working on!

  • Taking apart of computer/laptop

  • Coding Logic

  • Scratch Coding

  • Makecode - Coding 2d video games

  • Intro to Python

  • Intro to 3d printing and basic CAD software

  • Virtual and Augmented reality

  • Intro to Photoshop

  • Coding Robots - Wedo and Mindstorms

  • Intro to Website design