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Make-It Workshop

Studio X Make It Workshop
Wave Machine
Studio X Make It Workshop
Fusing Plastics
Studio X Make It Workshop
Hydraulic Arm

As Tim Gunn is fond of saying, “Make. It. Work!” And that’s the idea behind our Make-It Workshop, a creative and interactive workshop for innovators and other curious minds. We invite you to stop by Studio X (formerly Tinkering Studio) on Saturdays to try your hand at making. You can make anything from hydraulic arms to camera obscuras for optimal eclipse viewing. Make-It Workshop activities change monthly and fees vary. Open to makers of all ages (makers 12 and under with an adult collaborator). 

Participants can purchase tickets at Studio X the day of the workshop. Workshop capacity is limited. 

Questions? Email Studio@rhfleet.org or call the Fleet at (619) 238-1233 ext. 824.


Upcoming Workshops:

JANUARY

January 4: New Year's Keychain 

Shrink plastic is the perfect material to make your own accessories. Have your New Year's resolutions on the go with the help of Shrinky Dinks key chain that you design yourself.
 
Ages: All Ages 

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 

Price: $5, includes all materials

25 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

January 11: Bamboo Skewer Sculpture  

Come learn about hidden math all around us and create a beautiful sculpture using bamboo skewers.

Ages: 7+

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $5, includes all materials

25 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

January 18: Marble Run 

Learn what gravity, momentum, kinetic energy and potential energy have in common and build an interactive Marble Run that is beautiful to look at and fun to experiment with. 

Ages: 7+

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $10, includes all materials

15 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

January 25: Rube Goldberg 

Use your creative ingenuity to develop your own Rube Goldberg marble track. You’ll send a marble flying down ramps, barreling through chutes and bouncing off electric bands as you figure out how to control the marble’s energy to get it from the top to the bottom.
 
Ages: 7+

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $10, includes all materials

15 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

FEBRUARY

February 1: Marshmallow Shooter

Practice your engineering skills while selecting materials. Learn how to properly use your diaphragm to launch a marshmallow out of your own personally constructed shooter.

Ages: All Ages 

Time: 11:30 a.m..–3:30 p.m..

Price: $5, includes all materials

25 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

February 8: Valentine String Art 

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than to design and create a gift using string and nails? String art is a fun and creative way to learn how to use new tools and practice your handy skills.

Ages: 7+

Time: 11:30 a.m..–3:30 p.m.

Price: $5, includes all materials

25 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

February 15: Rubber Band Powered Car 

When you stretch or twist a rubber band, it stores potential energy. Use your imagination and engineering skills to design a car that’s powered by a humble rubber band.

Ages: All Ages 

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $5, includes all materials

25 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served

February 22: DIY Keychains

    

Make a keychain that you can attach to key rings or backpacks. You can choose from several materials, including paracord, shrink plastic or metal tag.

Ages: All Ages 

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Price: $5, includes all materials

25 projects available, projects are first-come, first-served