About Our Classes
Science is for Everyone! Whether you're five or fifty, a girl or a boy, you can enjoy the creative side of science and technology. At Einstein's Workshop, all our classes are hands-on: no boring lectures, no sitting quietly at your desk. You'll build with LEGOs, create simple machines; construct buildings, roller coasters, even ancient and modern civilizations in Minecraft; design puzzles and jewelry using open-source CAD software that you'll then fabricate using our laser cutter and 3D printer; or program your own games using Scratch and Arduino. We make science, math, and technology accessible and fun to use.
R is for Robotics Einstein's Workshop grew out of a FIRST LEGO League, so we have a strong emphasis on robotics. In addition to FIRST and Jr. FIRST leagues, we also offer classes in LEGO robotics using WeDo for younger engineers (grades 1-4) and Mindstorms for more experienced engineers (grades 3 and up). When you're ready to move beyond LEGOs, we also have a FIRST Tech Challenge team.
Minecraft Opens Worlds Often described as “virtual LEGOs,” Minecraft is an online platform for creating just about anything using a wide variety of materials. It's a great medium for teaching basic principles of architecture and features a system for virtual electrical engineering called Redstone that models real circuitry without all the soldering. Minecraft also teaches those intangible skills like teamwork, encouraging kids to work together toward common goals and develop consensus.
The Power of Math If you think you don't like math, you don't know what you're missing. Math is all around us, and our classes demonstrate the cool side of math, from 3D design to Minecraft geometry. In fact, nearly every class at Einstein's Workshop uses math in some way, demonstrating the practical use of mathematics to calculate trajectories, design laser-cut art, and program robots.
Join the Maker Movement With open-source CAD software, 3D printers, and laser cutters, we now have the capability to fabricate almost anything ourselves. If you love to create things, we can give you the training and the tools to build them. From wearable electronics to laser-cut jewelry to soldering circuit boards, we've got a class for that.
Vacation Classes Looking for something amazing for your children to do during vacation? Enroll in one of our week-long classes, available in February, April, and all summer long. Families come from as far away as southern Connecticut to take our outstanding classes, including LEGO robotics, Minecraft Architecture, and Stop Motion Animation.