See the TamMakers Classes page for upcoming Maker Club sessions.
Create your own art or tech project in our new Maker Club!
Our Maker Club meets every Wednesday from 6 to 9pm, to create cool projects together. We make all sorts of things: wooden pens, buzzers, puzzles, interactive art, robots, home gadgets, you name it.
Come build your own project in our makerspace at Tam High School, with guidance from instructors and other participants. If you don’t have a project in mind, we can help you pick one (read our course details below). We also offer these new beginner activities:
- Make a wooden puzzle using hand tools.
- Make a pen on the lathe, to give it a beautiful wood body.
- Make fun buzzers to turn on lights and make things move.
Would you like to join us? You are welcome to make any project you like — and we’ll help you with it. If you’d like to try it for a month, we invite you to sign up for our next series of four workshops, at the start of every month. Each series costs $100 for 4 sessions of 3 hours each– or $36 per night on drop-in basis.
Learn more about Maker Club:
- Who is it for?
- When is it?
- Where is it?
- What will we do?
- What tools and materials will we use?
- Who is teaching this?
- How much does it cost?
- How can I sign up?
- How can I learn more?
Who is it for?
This workshop is for adults and teens interested in building maker projects and developing their DIY skills. Anyone can join; no experience necessary. Teens can sign up with the help of a parent.
When is it?
We offer this workshop as a monthly series of ‘maker nights’. Each series includes 4 weekly sessions of 3 hours each.
See our Classes page for future workshop dates.
All workshops start at 6pm and end at 9pm.
Where is it?
What will we do?
This workshop will help you make your own maker project, such as:
There are many project ideas on Instructables.com we can help you complete. Or come with your own idea for a project you want to make.
On the first night, we can help you pick a project, order your materials and learn a new skill, like soldering. You will build your project the following weeks, with guidance from instructors and other participants.
No experience is necessary. You will join a community of makers who like to make things together and learn from each other– as you can see in these photos from previous workshops.
During this class, you will develop new skills in playful ways:
- Maker art
- Light woodworking
For heavier woodworking projects, you can take some of our other courses or workshops.
What tools and materials will we use?
You will have access to these tools:
- Laser cutter
- 3D Printer
- Electronics tools
- Light Wood fabrication tools
- Small Woodturning tools
You can also use one of our Windows computers, which include different software tools for makers (e.g.: Adobe Illustrator, Arduino, Sketchup, etc.)
You will bring most of your materials (e.g. batteries, electronics, lights, motors, processors or wood). We can provide incidental supplies such as bits of wire, solder, glue and resistors.
Who is teaching this?
How much does it cost?
The cost of each monthly series is $100 per student for 4 evenings workshops of 3 hours each.
If you can only come one night, the drop-in fee is $36 per evening, payable by cash or check.
How can I sign up?
Sign up for our next Maker Club sessions here. Registration is through the Tam High District’s Community Education site.
How can I learn more?
We hope to see you soon!