Spring 2018 Events

Monday Lunchtime Making: try an activity between 12-1:30 every Monday of Spring Quarter.  You don’t need to be a member to try this workshop out! If you like what you do, you can stay after and become a member. More information about this series.

Workshop Wednesdays: starting April 25th, we will have Wednesday Workshops where members can learn new techniques and project ideas with machines and tools. More information about this series.

Late Night Wednesdays: starting April 18th, we will be open until 8 PM.

South Bay Maker Educator Meetup, Circuit Circus on April 19th: educators can try out electronics toolkits presented by the people who create them. Guests include Chibitronics, Letrify, Nexmap, Arduino, Pocketlab, the BMO robot and more. More information and sign up here.

Hack-a-thon Nightstand Portrait Workshop at RAFT on May 12:  This unique design-focused session will engage participants in research and how to communicate portraits as a form of biography, explore a design cycle, identify and empathize with a subject to design a representation and then design a utilitarian tool for beside their bed. Specifically, educators will design and build physical or virtual models of a customized nightstand with a lamp using wood, cardboard, LEDs, and basic electronics. Participants will communicate their artistic representations to a peer or facilitator. Strategies for using this set of activities with students will be discussed and modeled for participants. This workshop is offered through a partnership with between Krause Center for Innovation Underground Makerspace at Foothill College, RAFT, and EnCorps STEM Teachers Fellowship. Sign up here.

Scratch Community Day celebration, May 16:  Come celebrate both Scratch Day and the Maker Faire Week of Learning at the KCI! Families and educators can celebrate Scratch Day with us. Get started with Scratch and ScratchJr, learn to connect Scratch to the physical world, and share your creations with other Scratchrs. More information and sign up here.