Maker Club is a parent and child bonding experience. Both learn skills and confidence.
An advanced version of our T-Shirt design activity. This program takes 2-3 hours and the kids develop a negative screen that can be used repeatedly.
Learning to Solder
Safely using a soldering iron and learning the techniques of melting metal to make electronic circuits is a core skill for any maker. We'll teach kids as young as 6 to solder in small groups.
We get some pretty impressive (and often grotesque) results when the kids are allowed to maim and mangle the toys into new creations.
Toy Hacking is suitable for most ages, but can sometimes require a higher child-to-adult ratio for the youngest groups.
Maker Club builds pride in the skills of our participants. They often like to show off the results!
Head transpants are surprisingly common these days.
Woodworking workshops are available at select facilities and for small groups. These premium programs are extremely popular and sadly rare.
Learn to Solder
When parents observe their kids making things, they are more likely to support their creativity and exploration at home.
We can often develop special, one-time programs for special interest groups. For example this Gumball Machine workshop in partnership with a University of Waterloo Research Program on the benefits of maker culture.
We try very hard to anticipate and manage the risks involved in our programs. Accidents do happen when we're working with tools, but perparation and planning are key to a safe environment.
Making tools that make things (like this screen to make custom shirts) is one of our favourite activities.