Join us for our first Hacker Scout Open Lab at Metrix. Come learn something new, make something, get help with your project and make new friends!
Soldering* - Learn to Solder Workshop on basic soldering skill, using an electronic kit from SparkFun. Good for kids 8 and above, or capable younger kids with close parental supervision. Pierce will be leading the workshop using the instructional comic, “Soldering is Easy,” which you can download as a PDF here: http://mightyohm.com/files/soldercomic/FullSolderComic_EN.pdf
Laser-Cut Bird House* - Put together a birdhouse made on the laser cutter, then paint and decorate it.* We will have watercolor paint to stain the birdhouse, and some decorations on hand. Good for all ages.
Bookmaking (free!) - Make a mini single-sheet zine, or a small chapbook/artbook/blank notebook using saddle-stich binding. We’ll have paper, and cover paper available, and some materials for making collage covers, or handmade paper covers. Kids can draw picture, make a mini comic book, blank notebook, or art book. Feel free to bring anything special you’d like to add to your book such as: photos, buttons, ribbon, printed text, tissue paper etc. Good for all ages.
Open Labs are free to attend, but we are asking for a suggested donation of $10/per kid to help cover the cost of the space. Donations over $10 welcome, and will help cover expenses for kids who are unable to afford it.
* these workshops will have a material fee TBA. We’ll be keeping the price as low as we can. It should be somewhere around $15.