Creativity Skills for Teens

Designed for High School students, this 5 hour course will teach basics of 4 different prototyping and creative methods. Students will learn basics of shop safety, then will embark on building 4 projects at 4 stations. The current group will build a metal project on a milling machine, use a CNC (computer controlled) router to etch their own message on a project, build a simple circuit by soldering components on to a circuit board, and make a puzzle by molding foam plastic parts. Each student will have hands-on time on each station while learning the techniques, and will take their projects home with them. This couse is suitable for anyone 15-19 years old, and teaches some skills while exposing the student to new creative techniques.

 

The Tech Toybox

2153 SE Hawthorne Rd

Gainesville, Florida 32641

 

CMP958.B01

Saturday, July 12

CMP958.B02

Saturday, August 9

CMP0958.001

Saturday, September 6

TIME: 8 am-1pm

Director: JP Bullivant

FEE: $175

 

Station 1: Milling Machine

  • Learn milling techniques
  • Start with aluminum bar stock
  • Mill the bar stock to remove excess material and shape it into a key chain

 

Station 2: CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Router

  • Modify existing CAD drawings of the key chains with the student’s initials
  • Convert the CAD drawings into code for the CNC router using CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software
  • Etch the surface of the key chain with the student’s initials using the CNC router

 

Station 3: Electronics Bench

  • Learn soldering techniques
  • Solder electrical components onto a custom designed circuit board
  • The device the students create will be a making device that responds to sound by flashing different combinations of light

 

Station 4: Plastics Molding Bench

  • Learn plastic resin casting techniques
  • Make all the pieces of a 3D puzzle out of foam using existing molds

 

 

                                                                                          To register for this course, call (352) 395 5896 or contact the CIED for additional information.