LTMakers Product Catalog and Bazaar

LTMakers Product Catalog and Bazaar

Hey Lane Tech students, faculty and staff! Here in the World’s Greatest Computer Science Department’s LTMaker Lab (RM134), we had a feeling that you all are looking for things to buy for your friends, family, and loved ones (including your self…because you deserve it). So what did we do about that feeling? Got to work! We have close to 50 different products designed and created by 33 different groups from our Innovation and Creation Lab classes. Many of these items are selling for only a few dollars but sell for $30-$40 in local stores and online. The students have made some incredibly cool stuff using digital design software, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, and other tools of the lab. Some items can even be customized / personalized making it a one-of-a-kind gift. You can get something cool and help Lane Tech all at the same time! All proceeds go back to the Computer Science Department to help maintain and fund resources for the students. Laser cutters are…not cheap 🙂

Where? How? OMG I’m so excited!

Thanks to the generous help of Mr. Hayes, we have a live online catalog where you can find out what is being sold, and who to contact if you’d like to buy something. The site will be regularly updated by the student groups. Not all groups have posted their items yet, but many have! Check it out at!

But wait, there’s more! The Big Bazaar!!!

This coming Thursday, December 22 from 3:30-5:30pm in the cafeteria, we have our first annual LTMakers Bazaar! All groups will have a table set up and will be selling their products. Think of it as a flea market, but 1000 times cooler, where all things are made by students.


Ethical Hacking for Teens

Robert Morris U. is working with Northwestern U. to bring an Ethical Hacking session for high school students to the Escape conference this coming May. This is a pretty cool workshop that they have run in the past, and this year they are setting it up specially for CPS students.
Please complete this interest form so that the organizers can get in touch. Based on interest, they will decide whether to create one or two sessions. There is a limited amount of space in the sessions, and registration will open closer to the date (May 6, 2017).
More info:
The Escape conference is an annual meeting in the area of data science and sports analytics. The Ethical Hacking session covers how the “bad guys and gals” create viruses, use wrappers, crack passwords, and exploit vulnerabilities in network devices (computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones) and information networks.  This course will help participants understand how to protect themselves and others against malicious users on the Internet while exploring the world of information technology.
You can read more about the conference and last year’s Ethical Hacking session here.


Chicago Architecture Foundation Teen Fellows

The Chicago Architecture Foundation has an awesome program for CPS Sophomores called the Teen Fellows. It’s a FREE program where they:

  • Take students on trips across the country
  • Have paid summer experiences
  • Set students up with internships in the ACED fields

The application officially closed, but if you’re interested, they are willing to take a couple of more students from Lane. Reach out to Jesse Banwart at jbanwart and let him know the Mr. Solin sent you the info.