All classes are 75 minutes per week for 8 weeks and cost $275 (unless otherwise noted). Class registration includes a membership to the drop in space for the duration of the class.

 

Coding
Game Learning
Making & Inventing
Robotics

3D Printing with BlocksCAD

Learn how to design awesome 3D objects using BlocksCAD, a software program developed at Einstein's Workshop. BlocksCAD combines 3D modeling with block-based coding for an easy to use and educational experience. Print up to 3 of your designs on one of Einstein's Workshop's 3D printers!
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Arduino Electronics and Programming

Arduino is a powerful open-source computer and electronics tool for learning and prototyping electronics. Hobbyists and professionals use Arduino to create custom projects and to design and test products and services. In this intro level class students will learn the basics of buttons, switches and potentiometers, LED and motor control, and programming.
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Code Kingdoms: My First Minecraft Mod

Learn to create your own Mods for Minecraft using this simple tool for teaching JAVA! Code Kingdoms is a coding interface which allows students to code on several levels from very simple "block coding" with pictures, to more complex JAVA. This class is a great introduction to more advanced coding and no experience is necessary.
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Coding for Kids

Get introduced to the world of coding! What is coding? What does it do? Why is it so important? Learn the basic language of code such as of sequential commands and loops. In Coding for Kids students will learn through a series of hands-on projects and activities as well as in Scratch Jr, a tablet based programming environment developed by MIT. Make basic coding logic fun and easy to learn!
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Computer Art and Making Things

Modern making is so much more than just working with our hands. By using computers and technology we can make anything look professional! Learn simple computer art and design programs to make awesome images and 2D art. Then we will apply what you learned to make objects in our laser and vinyl cutters to make many cool and useful objects that you will take home!
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Design Your Own Board Game

Board games are more than just a great way to unplug. Moden board games use a variety of mathematical and tactical mechanisms to create interesting and thoughtful play. In this class we will play some modern board games and then begin designing and prototyping your own.
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Digital Art

Welcome to the world of freehand Digital Art. Students will learn how to use sophisticated computer art software to make incredible images. From the very beginning we will employ the use of drawing tablets so that students have all of their tools and skills at their fingertips. As they learn to use these amazing tools students will also be learning fundamental art skills such as color, composition, and layering.
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DIY RC Racer

Did you know that you can make your own RC cars using simple and inexpensive parts? Sure you can always buy a kit, but in this class we will teach students to understand the components of an ESC (Electronic control system), steering, balance and design. Students will work to build their own custom racers which they will take home!
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First Lego League

During the fall (September to December), students can register for FIRST LEGO League (aka FLL) to participate in a global competition, in which they will be assigned an Einstein's Workshop staff member as a coach to progress their average of 6-person team through the season's challenge. There is a robotics challenge course and a research project and presentation portion to FLL. The season culminates on an all-day Saturday regional competition in mid-December.
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FLL Robot Skills Team

Are you new to First Lego League? Are you new to Lego Mindstorms robotics? Are you curious about competition but not sure if you are ready? Do you want to build robots but do not care about the competition? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then this is the class for you! FLL Robot Skills Team is an opportunity for students new to Mindstorms robotics and competition to experience the robotic part of First but not the research or competition part. On the Robot Skills Team students will learn basic to advanced robotics skills. They will use the current year competition board to build and program their robots and practice their skills. This team will not do the research project/presentation or attend the competition as a team (they are invited to come and watch the competition during the Fall season).
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Game Design with Unity

Unity is a powerful cross platform developer tool for creating games. This professional tool has an incredible depth of features. Come learn some Unity basics to start your journey as a game designer.
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Game Design: Intro to Unreal Engine

What does every great game start with? A great level! We'll explore what goes into making epic gameplay in this fast-paced design course using Unreal Engine, a powerful open-source industry tool used in many of today's top games.
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Handmade Robots and Simple Machines

Let's explore simple machines and robotics by using our hands and learning through experience! Students will be introduced to beginner mechanics and motion using everyday materials, crafts, powered motors, human power and more. Each week students will learn a new components, designs and building techniques. This class focuses on engineering, teamwork, creativity and problem solving.
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Intro to Electronics: Fun with Circuits

In this hands-on class students will learn the basics of electronics and the principles of circuitry. Through fun activities, they will use Snap Circuits to bring their learning to life by making motors spin, lights shine, and speakers blare! Students will be exposed to circuit components and will eventually graduate from snap circuits to a real wired circuit.
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Jr First Lego League

Take your LEGO Robotics skills to the next level while exploring a cool science challenge. In Junior FIRST LEGO League students will work on three components as a team. One, learn about research and read through books to address the challenge. Two, create motorized Lego creations to show how you would solve the challenge. And three, create a poster showing your work. All while hanging out with your friends and having fun learning!
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Learn to Code: Java Minecraft Modding

Ever wanted to craft diamonds from dirt, smelt up some bedrock, or add your own custom blocks? Modifications, or "Mods", are one of the coolest things about the Minecraft community. In this class we'll get you started using Java Coding to write your own mods using the Forge API. No programming experience is required.
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Learn to Code: Python

Python is a very popular programming language. In this introductory class students will learn basic coding skills to create programs and small games using the Trinket.io and PyGame interface.
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Learning Robotics with LEGO

New to LEGO robotics? Then this is the class for you! Students will investigate motorized models with Lego WeDo and learn about gears, belts, and motors. After building each model, students will solve challenges that will exercise their creativity and problem solving skills in addition to improving their understanding of how the machines work! The class will culminate in a project of the student's own design and integrates Lego and motor power.
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LEGO Junior Engineers

Take Lego robotics to the next level with WeDo 2.0. Students will learn how to build simple machines with motorized parts such as winches, pulleys, drive trains and more! Add sensors and program your creations to respond to their environment. Then work together to design a machine to meet the challenge of the day! No previous Lego experience is necessary for this class.
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Lego Simple Machines

Join us to learn basic mechanics with Lego. Learn how to make a truly fast car, extender claws, cranes and more. Learn how gears and belt drives work and when to use them. This class focuses on mechanics and engineering with human power and does not necessarily use motors or programming.
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Minecraft Adventure Team

Do you want to learn how to play Minecraft? Join us on an epic adventure as we work together to explore, build and learn about this amazing world. What can you do in Minecraft? What is Creative Mode and Survival Mode? How do people build those amazing architectures? Why is this game so fun and why is it considered educational? Answer these questions and more with the Minecraft Adventure Team!
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Minecraft Animation: Storytelling

Telling a good story is a powerful modern tool. It can help you be creative, to show off your talents and even to promote yourself. In Minecraft Animation: Storytelling students will work in groups to outline plots, describe scenes and write scripts. Then they will jump into Minecraft to create their backdrops and set their scenes. Students will film their stories in Minecraft using screen capture software, narrate with their scripts and edit their videos.
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Minecraft Architecture

Minecraft is more than just a game. It is a creative tool which allows players to create amazing structures, scenes and works of art. With hundreds of blocks and items students will learn how to engage in "constructive play" as they design and build their structures. Students will work in the same world and learn the meaning of good "digital citizenship" and working together. There is no one theme for this class and students can choose to create from their imagination or use real world reference material for their inspiration.
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Minecraft Club

Join a group of like minded builders, crafters and adventurers playing Minecraft. Play on two servers, one in creative mode for unlimited building of epic structure and one in survival mode for the ultimate adventure. Students will learn the meaning of good "digital citizenship" and working together through cooperative play.Play with our seasoned staff and focus on building and growing as a group in this one-of-a-kind experience.
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Minecraft Modding Club

Modding club is a chance for students who have some familiarity with modding to work on specific projects and thrive in a collaborative environment. Our instructors will spend time helping students 1 on 1 to help them apply advanced approaches and learn and work on big projects. Previous Minecraft Modding coding experience is required - See "JAVA Minecraft Modding"
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Program MBot Robots with Scratch

MBot is an arduino-based robot with motors and advanced sensors. This class introduces students to programming concepts and robotics through a series of fun and exciting challenges. Students will use Scratch programming to learn how to read data from the robot’s sensors and send commands to mechanical parts, bringing mBot to life as it moves, changes direction, avoids objects, and more.
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Python Coding Club

Want to learn and explore more Python coding? Python Coding Club is the place. Students will be taught new code and concepts while having the opportunity to work on their own projects and work collaboratively.
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Redstone Engineering with Minecraft

Take your Minecraft Engineering to the next level with Redstone. Redstone is a type of circuit used in the Minecraft world to make analogue devices of all kinds. Learn how to wire your buildings, create lights, hidden doors, automation and even simple logic through gamified learning.
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Robotics with VEX IQ

VEX IQ Robotics is a team robotics challenge in which students work with a partner to mechanically design and build a controller driven robot to earn points on the current VEX IQ Challenge board of the year. This class culminates in an in-house robotics competition where parents and the public are invited to watch students show off their robots and compete for points.
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Scratch Programming

Learn basic concepts of programming using the incredibly popular program Scratch, developed by MIT. Scratch is a "block based" coding software which teaches students how to program by snapping together digital blocks of code. Animate stories and create simple game mechanics. No previous programming experience required!
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Sewing with STEM

Sewing is more than just fabric and thread - it's a method of making that can be enhanced with other tools and materials to create boundless potential! In this class we will be covering the basics like threading needles, hand sewing, and a little machine sewing, but we're not going to stop there. We'll use sewing as a lens through which to span the width of STEM doing projects on topics from heat energy to geometry to 3D visualization and maybe even some electronics! Sewing isn't just for patching jeans in this class.
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Virtual Space Missions with Kerbal EDU

Students will use the education version of Kerbal Space Program (KSP) to develop their own space mission including rocket design, launch, and orbital controls. KSP realistically simulates the flight and behavior of a user's space ship and provides an exciting and intuitive environment for learning about space exploration, from rocket design to control to orbital mechanics. You'll learn how to create your space vehicle and the rockets to launch it into orbit.
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Young Inventors Squad

This is your chance to build and re-engineer components of everyday objects and recycled materials into your own cool gadgets! Students will engage in guided challenges to develop a working knowledge of physics concepts and engineering skills by making science gadgets to take home.
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