Take a class at Tam Makers

Come learn new skills at Tam Makers!

Our fall classes start next week and they are filling up fast.

Here are the classes that are still open this month:

You Can Make It – Aug. 31 to Sep. 21

Laser Cutting – Aug. 31 and Sep. 7

Arduino 101 – Sep. 14 and  21

Create a Haunted House –  Sep. 28 to Nov. 16 (ages 10-15)

Read more about these classes below. Be sure to sign up early, before they fill up. We hope to see you there!

You Can Make It

Come make your own interactive gadget, robot or wearable art at You Can Make It !

This weekly maker workshop takes place every Wednesday from 6 to 9pm. You can build your own maker project in our space, with guidance from instructors and other participants.

Here are just a few examples of projects you can make: Halloween Costumes and Props,Magical Mushroom Lights, NeoPixel Jewelry, Your First Robot and more. See our course page for more ideas.

Sign up here for our first monthly series of four Wednesdays, starting Aug. 31. The cost is $100 for 4 classes, including some basic materials.

No experience necessary. You will join a community of makers who like to make things together and learn from each other.

 

Laser Cutting

Learn to fabricate objects with a laser cutter!

This course includes a quick run-through of software applications to create your designs for laser cutting (e.g.: Adobe Illustrator). You will then learn to operate our laser cutter and make your designs come to life. We will provide materials for you to cut and engrave. Learn more here.

Sign up here for this 2-part course on Wednesdays August 31 and September 7, from 6 to 9pm.  The cost is $86 for 2 classes, including materials. No experience necessary.

 

Arduino 101

Create interactive experiences with the popular Arduino board!

This course will show you how to build simple interactive objects with an Arduino micro-controller, used by millions of makers around the world.  You will learn how to make lights blink, play sounds, and move things. Learn more here.

Sign up here for this 2-part course on Wednesdays September 14 and 21, from 6 to 9pm.

The cost is $158 for 2 classes, including your own Arduino board and electronic parts, which you can take home with you (a $52 value). No experience necessary.

 

Maker Art: Haunted House

In this fun after-school class for ages 10 to 15, students will build a miniature Haunted House with animated characters, then bring it to life with motion, lights and sounds.

Each student will have their own room in our haunted house, and will learn to build simple robots, then program an Arduino board to make their creations come alive.

This hands-on activity will help them develop a range of skills: science, technology, engineering, art and math skills (STEAM); creative expression, communication, storytelling and teamwork. Learn more here.

Sign up here for this 8-week class, which will take place on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30pm, starting September 28 and ending November 16, 2016.

The cost is $325 per student, including $75 in materials. Students can take their creations home, as well as their own Arduino board.

All classes and meetups take place in our new makerspace at Tamalpais High School: 700 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941. See map.

We invite you to spread the word in your community and share this page with friends and neighbors.

We hope to see you soon!

Fabrice Florin

Geo Monley

Author: Fabrice Florin

Fabrice Florin is a multimedia innovator who creates unique experiences to inform and engage communities through digital media.

He has led the development of many pioneering products and services in news, education and entertainment, working with innovators such as Apple, Macromedia and Wikipedia. He now consults on worthy projects, with a focus on content strategy, community engagement and product development.

Fabrice is now working on an interactive art project called the ‘Pataphysical Slot Machine, a community-created poetic oracle created by a collective of artists, engineers, teachers and students based in Mill Valley.

He previously worked as movement communications manager at the Wikimedia Foundation, where he managed and edited the Wikimedia blog — and helped nurture a ‘culture of kindness’ across online communities.​ Prior to that, he was product manager, leading the development of many new tools for Wikipedia, such as Notifications, Media Viewer and Thanks.

His previous ventures include:
• NewsTrust.net, a nonprofit social news network, helping folks tell apart fact from fiction
• Handtap / GoComics, a wireless content provider for mobile devices
• Shockwave.com, a web entertainment site we started at Macromedia
• Zenda Studio, award-winning multiplayer game developer
• Apple Computer’s Multimedia Lab, a research and development group
• Videowest, a producer of rock journalism and entertainment for young adults

Read more:
http://fabriceflorin.com/about/