87 Adelaide Street North, Lindsay, ON
The Lindsay Makerspace is a community space for people to explore, make, create, think, play, share, learn, unlearn, hack, and discuss. We are focused on supporting digital justice and building gender and racial equity in STEAM by providing access to space, educational workshops, tools, and resources; along with opportunities for mentorship, employment, and production. Our goal is to implement equitable practices in digital literacy initiatives that harness the strength of culturally diverse ways of being and doing to build agency and ownership in the use of technology as a creative tool. View our overview document to learn more about recurring programs & workshops
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To view and register for upcoming Makerspace events and courses, please visit our events page. For news and announcements, please follow us on facebook @PinnguaqKawarthaLakes
Free Drop Ins
January 6 – March 21, 2020
Come to our scheduled drop-in hours for open-ended play and exploration of a variety of rotating tools and games, along with select challenges designed to nurture the curiosity of youth in a variety of STEAM based topics.
TechXploration: All Ages/Family Friendly
Wednesdays from 3-5pm
Saturdays from 10am-12pm
Join us for open-ended play and experimentation with a variety of rotating tools and games, along with select challenges designed to nurture the curiosity of youth in a variety of STEAM-based topics. We welcome families to engage, play, and learn alongside your children. *Children younger than 7 need to be accompanied by a caregiver.
GRRL TECH: Ages 11-25
Saturdays from 1-3pm
A drop-in program intentionally designed with girls and women aged 11 to 25 in mind. It will alternate a combination of programs including techXploration, skill share, design thinking, and applied projects that respond to their interests through a coding and STEAM lens and a growth mindset. This program aims to be a safe and inclusive space to empower women in STEAM.
LGBTQ+ Tech Club: Ages 12-25
Thursdays from 5-6:30pm
An inclusive drop-in program designed for members of the LGBTQ+ community. This program provides a safe space for you to create, learn, and meet new people through a combination of open-ended and applied coding and STEAM programs that respond to group interests.
January 6th – March 6th, 2020 (9 weeks)
Introduction to Coding
Ages: 5-11 (family friendly) • Time: Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm • Cost: $70
Participants will be introduced to how computers think and basic coding concepts like algorithms, sequences, loops, conditionals, and functions. Working with the open-source software Scratch, they will explore block-based and drag-and-drop coding to create fun and interactive experiences.
Introduction to Electronics: Circuits, Breadboards, and Soldering
Presented in Partnership with BTW Electronics
Ages: 11 + • Time: Fridays 3:30-5:00pm • Cost: $70 or PWYC
Throughout this course, participants will be introduced to the building blocks of electricity and electrical circuits, breadboards, and soldering, as well as micro-controller systems like the Arduino and Micro:bit. Participants will apply their skills towards an electrically-powered creative project.
Introductory 3D Print a Piece
Ages 9-12 • Time: Tuesdays 4-5:30pm • Cost: $ 70 or PWYC
Step into the world of 3D modeling using the open-source software Blender. Participants will learn the basics of building in 3D structured on the theme of board games and their pieces. Individuals will be guided to design and print an original game piece inspired by their own interests.
Intermediate 3D Modeling
Ages 11+ • Time: Tuesdays 4-5:30pm • Cost: $ 70 or PWYC
Using the open-source software Blender, this course provides intermediate instruction to moving and transforming objects in 3D space, creating and moving vertices, edges, and faces, using modifiers to create complex objects, and preparing an object for 3D print. Participants must have taken the Introductory 3D Print-a-Piece course or have working knowledge of Blender.
Create Comix (Digital Art and Storytelling)
Ages 10+ • Time: Mondays 3:30-5pm • Cost: $ 70 or PWYC
Explore visual storytelling using digital tools to create and share stories more efficiently. Participants will learn about traditional comic techniques, story and visual development, pencilling, inking, and colouring, preparing images for print, and how to share stories in physical and digital form. Students will work towards creating a collaborative ‘zine to showcase their work.
PA Day Camps: $25 a day (includes all materials)
January 31, 2020: Hydraulics Discovery: Learn how a hydraulic system transmits power to move parts of a machine
March 13, 2020: STEAM Powered Design: draw, code, print, cut, or sew your own designs to make DIY crafts, interactive art, and prototype ideas.
March Break Camp: March 16-20, 2020 $125/week
Innovation Camp: Explore a variety of tools and materials as we build, design and create together.
We welcome a relationship with all types of community organizations and school districts in the region to host special programs or visit your space to complement your program of activities
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