STEAM Week Feb 23-Mar 4

Participating Organizations

 

Friday, February 23

Factory Tour – Schacht Spindle

Let’s go on a tour!! For the spinner, weaver and fiber artist in you!…… come with us on a factory tour to see manufacturing of looms, spindles and accessories.

Schacht Spindle manufactures in a 35,000 square foot factory with 25 employees, and are one of the world’s leading makers of handweaving looms and spinning wheels. Read more…

10:30-12:00 / Schacht Spindle, 6101 Ben Place · Boulder, CO

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Saturday, February 24

Studio 61

Sensors & Soldering

Join Arielle Hein for drop-in Electronics hours! This drop-in session will be dedicated to getting students up and running with the Sparkfun Redboard and the Arduino programming environment. Read more…

2:00pm & 5:00pm / BLDG 61 Makerspace Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80302

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Family Microbiology Lab!

This two day workshop is a part of STEAM Week and will cover the basics of microbiology and the Scientific Method by using hands on experiments. Read more.. 

2:00-4:30 (Sat and Sun) / The Gizmo Dojo, 7000 W 117th Ave, Unit A · Broomfield, CO

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Intro to the Laser Cutter

Come learn how to use our laser cutter to create your very own wood cutout or engraving. This class will teach you how to operate our 32W CO2 laser cutter safely and certify you to use it on your own.

10:00 am – 12:30 pm / The Gizmo Dojo workshop (downstairs) 7000 W. 117th Ave. Broomfield, CO 80020

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Erie LEGO Club

Join us each month to dream it, build it and make friends. This club is open to kids ages 6-13 who can build independently. Each month our LEGO leader will announce a challenge or theme that LEGO club members will create. Donations of LEGO bricks are always welcome and appreciated.

10:00-11:30 / Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St, Erie, CO 80516

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Sunday, February 25

Family Microbiology Lab!

This two day workshop is a part of STEAM Week and will cover the basics of microbiology and the Scientific Method by using hands on experiments. Read more.. 

2:00-4:30 (Sat and Sun) / The Gizmo Dojo, 7000 W 117th Ave, Unit A · Broomfield, CO

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Tuesday, February 27

Cooking Up A Storm: Hot Soup! Hot Cake!

Come to the library where we will learn to make soup on the stove and chocolate mug cakes in the microwave. All the supplies and instruction will be provided by the library – you’ll get to take home the food! Registration required; Grades 6-12.

4:00- 5:00pm / Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St, Erie, CO 80516

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Youth Maker Hangout

Make your own digital designs and computer programs in a social setting using a variety of tools: Scratch, Bitsbox, SketchUp, Tinker CAD, Zotebook, Arduino programming, and more. Each weekly session will launch with a short lesson using one type of technology that relates to the month’s theme. Read More…

4:00-5:30 / Main Library Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80302

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Drone C.L.U.B. (Create, Learn, Understand, Build)

Let’s meet up, and learn and talk about drones! No experience necessary. All you need is an enthusiasm for drones, but if you have one, bring it in. We will learn how to fly (outside when it is nice), discuss types of drones, build and customize drones and generally have a great time with awesome people.

7:00-9:00pm /  The Gizmo Dojo, 7000 W 117th Ave, Unit A · Broomfield, CO

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Wednesday, February 28

LEAP into Science: Mirror, Mirror

Everything we see is because of light! Light can bounce, travel in a straight line, or reflect off objects all around us. We will try to make light do all of these while reading “I See Myself” by Vicki Cobb. Registration required; Grades K-2.

4:00-5:00pm / Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St, Erie, CO 80516

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Drop-In at BLDG 61

Drop-in during this time to see the makerspace in action and learn about upcoming programs! Patrons can use the BLDG 61 computers (per availability) during this time for design projects as well as sewing machines, vinyl cutter and more after checking in with staff. Read More…

4:00-7:00pm / BLDG 61 Makerspace – Boulder Public Library

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Cardboard Automata: Art, Science, and Simple Machines

Developed by the Exploratorium’s PIE Institute, Cardboard Automata are a playful way to learn about simple machine elements such as cranks, cams, levers and linkages while creating a mechanical sculpture. Read more… 

5:30-6:30 / RAFT: Resource Area for Teaching, 3827 Steele St., Unit C, Denver, CO 80205

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Demo a New Learning Platform! 4th – 8th Grade Youth

Explore a new innovation in hands-on learning that combines physical manipulatives and online learning in science. The tool was developed with alignment with latest science standard to develop your student’s critical thinking, scientific inquiry and learning through discovery. Read More…

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / TinkerMill on Delaware Pl, 1840 Delaware Pl , Longmont, CO 80501

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Intro to 3D printing

You will learn how the 3D printer works, how to use the slicer software to prepare your image and even how to design objects in 3D using tinkercad. Participants will attend a 3 hour class to learn the basics. Read More

6:30-9:00 /  The Gizmo Dojo, 7000 W 117th Ave, Unit A · Broomfield, CO

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Thursday, March 1

Homeschool STEAM Thursday

Homeschool groups are invited to join us for a fun and interactive afternoon dedicated to all things STEAM. The goal is to connect different groups of homeschool students and provide a platform to explore exciting and creative topics every month in an inspiring setting. All materials are provided, but space is limited; please register to confirm your spot.

Appropriate for ages 6 and up. Read more…

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3D Printing: Fantastic Fidget Spinners!

Learn how to “print” a working fidget spinner with a 3D printer. Customize your spinner, take it home and then – you know- spin it! Registration required; Grades 6-12.

4:00-5:30 / Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St, Erie, CO 80516

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3D Printing C.L.U.B. (Create, Learn, Understand & Build)

Are you a novice or expert 3D printing enthusiast? Do you have a 3D printer that you want help with? Would you like to learn new printing tips and tricks? Join us at The Gizmo Dojo every Saturday night to hang out with other 3D printer enthusiasts, learn tips & tricks and gain all kinds of new knowledge. Read more…

7:00-9:00 / The Gizmo Dojo, 7000 W 117th Ave, Unit A · Broomfield, CO

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Intro to MIG Welding Level 1

Do you want to learn how to weld? Well here is your chance at The Gizmo Dojo in Broomfield. We will be learning how to use a MIG welding machine to create some basic welds and understand the concept of the welding process. Read more…

4:30-7:00 / The Gizmo Dojo, 7000 W 117th Ave, Unit A · Broomfield, CO

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Friday, March 2

Designing for Laser Cutting & 3D Printers at BLDG 61

Join AIGA CO Boulder at BLDG 61 to learn the basics of Laser cutting and 3D printing.

Digital type and computer layout programs democratized design tools in the 80’s-90’s. Today, a wave of technologies are democratizing small scale manufacture and rapid prototyping too.

11:30am – 2:00pm / BLDG 61 Makerspace – Boulder Public Library

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Saturday, March 3 & Sunday, March 4

Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest!

Fantastical STEAM Celebration! Hands-on, interactive hacking, building, tinkering – imagining!

Rain or Shine – most of STEAM Fest is indoors and it’s all fantastical!

Get your Tickets today (ticket prices are higher at the door).

10am-5pm / Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO

www.GoSTEAMFest.com