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Zen Maker Academy - Before School Program - January, 2018

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280 1st St E

280 1st Street East

North Vancouver, BC V7L 1B3

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We are starting up our kids and youth Zen Maker Academy Before School Program in January, 2018!

It is for ages 8 to 12 years old (some exceptions can be made for kids a bit younger but experienced or a bit older).

You can drop your kids off anytime after 7 am and we can drive them with our van pick up and drop off service to their local schools on time for their school start.

The focus of the Zen Maker Academy program is gaining skills in electronics, engineering, mathematics, 3D design and 3D printing, coding and art, design and usability. and applying these skills into both beginning and advanced maker projects. We have experienced industry instructors leading the program and an instructor to student ratio of no more than 1 instructor for every eight kids.

Parents will be provided with a regular update on how their kids are progressing through the skills.

The van pick up and drop off service is normally only available for kids living on the North Shore but you can contact us about possible exceptions.

Although monthly registrations will be accepted based on availability, preference will be given to parents that sign up for the school year (e.g. January to end of June, 2018).

General supplies are included in the before school program (e.g. 3D printing filament, laser cutting materials).

Individual project kits are extra and you should purchase our Zen Maker Academy Project Kit Club when you sign up for the before school program. This project club is sold in two month increments or you can purchase a year at a discount.

These project kits consist of electronics, laser cut and 3D printed materials, fasteners, etc. We purchase them in bulk to keep the prices a fraction of the cost of similar project kits at local retailers or online.

We use these project kits extensively in our Zen Maker Academy program. We cover a lot of sophisticated materials and it's not possible if every child is doing a different project. Once kids develop a good foundation of maker skills they can start to work on their own custom projects in addition to the projects that the group does together.

Here is the planned project kit themes for the six, two-month periods. The specific project may be subject to change although we will do our best to stick to the general theme and project topic.

September / October - New Beginnings - RC Plane by Zen Maker Lab

November / December - Smart Room - LCD Clock and nightlight by Before Technology

January / February - Smart Home - Moby robot by SOC Robotics

March / April - Growth & Renewal - Spherebot drawing robot by Zen Maker Lab

May / June - Urban Agriculture - Aquafarm by Purity Aqua Farms

July / August - Citizen Scientist - RC Boat by Zen Maker Lab

The Zen Maker Academy Project Kit Club is a great way to get your kids off their phones and building creative projects and spending more time outdoors with their creations! By the end of the year, kids and youth will have an assortment of great maker projects and a number of useful skills.

An online support forum also comes with the Zen Maker Academy Project Club Subscription.

In addition to these six projects, there are extra projects that participants can do if they finish their main projects early. Additional project kits can be purchased from our online store, shop.zenmakerlab.com.

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280 1st St E

280 1st Street East

North Vancouver, BC V7L 1B3

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