3D Printing Workshop for Kids 12+, Saturday, Sept 17, 1pm-4pm

MAKERSPACE NANAIMO is offering a very comprehensive and hands-on 3D Printing Workshop for Kids 12+ on Saturday, Sept 17, from 1pm to 4pm. They will be learning how to design, prepare, and print a 3D-printed part that they can take home and take ownership of the entire process. The workshop will be between 2-3 hours long and is limited to 6 kids to ensure everything is 100% hands-on. Hurry now before it fills up!

Tickets and details at:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/3d-printing-workshop-for-kids-ages-12ish-tickets-26974752210?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

*If you have a younger child and believe they are capable of understanding and participating in the workshop, we are flexible and trying to be inclusive. Contact us if you are unsure.

Board Games Day! Saturday, August 13, 10:30am-8:00pm

We’re hosting a drop-in board games day on Saturday, August 13 from 10:30am to 8:00pm. Everyone is welcome. We’ll be bringing a few weightier games, but also a selection of lighter 2-4 player games.

We’ll have a pot-luck for anyone staying through to the dinner hour and helping tidy up after.

For non-member drop-ins, there is a suggested $5 donation (we’re non-profit and all money goes into running and improving the space).

https://www.facebook.com/events/1423518294332442/

3D Printing Workshop for Kids 12+, Saturday, July 23rd, 1pm-4pm

MAKERSPACE NANAIMO is offering a very comprehensive and hands-on 3D Printing Workshop for Kids 12+ on Saturday, July 23rd, from 1pm to 4pm. They will be learning how to design, prepare, and print a 3D-printed part that they can take home and take ownership of the entire process. The workshop will be between 2-3 hours long and is limited to 6 kids to ensure everything is 100% hands-on. Hurry now before it fills up!

Tickets and details at:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/3d-printing-workshop-for-kids-ages-12-tickets-26598645264?aff=efbevent

*If you have a younger child and believe they are capable of understanding and participating in the workshop, we are flexible and trying to be inclusive. Contact us if you are unsure.

Father’s Day Workshop

Workshop Format:

Bring a special child in your life to this workshop and enjoy a fun day of learning and play in celebration of Father’s Day! Presented by Girl’s Learning Code in Partnership with Makerspace Nanaimo.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a two part program. Join us for the morning only (10:00 – 12:00), afternoon only (12:30 – 2:30) or the entire day!

 

Morning Session

10AM to 12PM: Game Design with Scratch – Bring Your Own Laptop

This experience offers kids the opportunity to dip their toes into the world of game design! Brainstorm modern day game ideas with others in a super fun environment, learn basic design principles, character interaction techniques, and audio integration. Using Scratch, a beginner level programming environment that encourages mathematical and computational skills, your imagination will come to life in a new and digitally engaging form.

 

Afternoon Session

12:30PM to 2:30PM: Hands-On with Dot & Dash and Snap Circuits – Bring Your Own Mobile Device (Android or iPhone / iPad)

Ever wanted a robot to clean your room? In this session, we’ll be programming robots to respond to voice, navigate objects, dance, sing and even communicate with other robots! Using innovative tools Dash & Dot and Snap Circuits, kids & parents will learn about robotics, circuitry, and other tactile technical concepts that they can explore through educational play. Concepts taught will include basic circuit functions including motors, power sources, and switches, and basic robotic programming such as movement, conditional logic, loops, and interaction.

*LEARNERS CAN REGISTER FOR ONE SESSION, OR BOTH!

 

Requirements:

This workshop is BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP in the morning, and BRING YOUR OWN HANDHELD DEVICE in the afternoon, so each parent or guardian/youth pair is required to bring one laptop (for morning session) and one smart phone or tablet (for afternoon session) on the day of the workshop, as well as their own food. Any Android or iOS device can be used for a handheld device. If you are only attending one session, you will only need the hardware required for that portion of the day.

Need a loaner? Other Questions? Contact nanaimo@ladieslearningcode.com and we will do our best to get you a laptop or handheld device to use for this workshop.

 

Who Is This Workshop For?

This is a beginner level workshop for children 7-11 years old and their parent / guardian / relative / older sibling.   

While Girls Learning Code is focused on welcoming & encouraging Girls in STEM, boys & men are welcome to attend! No prior programming experience or technical knowledge is required beyond knowledge of basic computer operation. All programming is done in your web browser or in a mobile app!

Tozan Society Meeting

Come to MakerSpace and learn about the Tozan kiln and wood fired pottery made here in Nanaimo!

The Tozan Cultural Society is holding a show-and-tell on March 19th at MakerSpace Nanaimo. The display will be open from 6-9 PM, and representatives from the Tozan Cultural Society will be on hand to talk about the wood firing process, the world famous Tozan kiln, and the pottery on display. We’ll also have a slideshow showing some of the fascinating history of the Tozan kiln. Everyone welcome!

Snacks and refreshments provided!

Potluck March 8th

Hi all,

Next week on Tuesday is our monthly Potluck.  Bring some food, and come on out to meet other members and enjoy a meal with friends.  All members are invited, and are welcome to invite their friends and family!

The potluck is at 6 PM on Tuesday, March 8th