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Youth Maker Monday: Innovative Solutions

  • UCA's Makerspace 250 Donaghey Avenue #130 Conway, AR, 72034 United States (map)

Youth Maker Monday: Innovative Solutions

Please bring your own laptop if able.

Who can attend: Youth - Ages 8-15

Can you think of a problem you face every day or even just every week? Every problem needs a solution. In this 1.5 hour class, you'll get to work with CAD software and 3D production printers to create an actual solution to a problem. This Youth Maker Monday will provide the group with a platform to identify and analyze real-world problems and collaborate with their peers to conceptualize tangible solutions. The attendees will work in teams to find a solution that they can create in the Makerspace. This class will encourage the youth to think critically about problems they face in the real-world and take interest in developing an applicable solution.

What do you need to do?

Think of a problem you face on a daily basis,  and come up with ideas that you think you can fix using a product you can physically make. Come with ideas and be ready to brainstorm!

What will we do?

4:00 - Talk collectively as a group(s) and decide on a common problem(s) we want to fix.

4:15 - Draw up a mock design on the whiteboard and brainstorm solutions.

4:30 - Take the drawing to the PC and begin drawing up the solution in 3D CAD.

5:00 - Kick off a 3D Print of the final solution.


NOTE - Due to time constraints, you will likely not be able to leave with your print after the event.  We will print them for you, and you’ll be able to pick it up the following day.  

Please bring a laptop if at all possible, to keep from having to share a computer with another attendee.

Who can attend: Youth - Ages 8-15

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Earlier Event: April 28
Make for Mom
Later Event: May 10
Maker Training