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Zen Maker Academy - Fall 2017 12-Week Program - Saturdays

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280 1st St E

280 1st Street East

North Vancouver, BC V7L 1B3

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Zen Maker Academy After School Program - 12 Weeks, Saturdays 12 to 3 pm from Sept 30 to December 16, 2018 at Zen Maker Lab headquarters in North Vancouver!

This advanced maker tech program is intended for ages 8 to 15 years old that have either taken one of our Zen Maker Camps or Zen Maker Club after school programs or who have a similar experience level.

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 some introductory entrepreneurship and applying these skills into both beginning and advanced maker projects.

We have an experienced team of industry instructors leading the program and an instructor to student ratio of no more than one instructor for every eight kids.

Parents will be provided with a regular update on how their kids are progressing through the skills and the participants will develop a digital portfolio showcasing their skills and work. Digital badges will be awarded for each new skill level reached.

General supplies are included in the program (e.g. 3D printing filament, laser cutting materials, basic shop supplies); however, individual project kits are extra and you should purchase our fall Zen Maker Academy Project Kit Package when you sign up for this program. This will include two project kits.

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

We use these project kits extensively in our Zen Maker Academy program and work through them as a group. 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 projects for the fall 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 - Halloween Night Light & Bluetooth Speaker by Zen Maker Lab & Before Technology

November / December - RC Controlled 3D-Printed Car & Racetrack by Zen Maker Lab & Before Technology and LED Holiday Clock

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. Instead of buying toys and entertainment, why not have your kids make the toys and entertainment!

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

In addition to these two projects, there are extra projects that participants can do if they finish their main projects early.

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