See below info from Bit Space
Bit Space is hosting an Open House this Sunday, April 15th from 11:00-4:00 at our Lincoln Square location (2541 W. Lawrence Ave) to celebrate our 3rd anniversary, and we’d love you to join us! The event is free and open to the public (no RSVP required, drop in and stay as long as you like).
Please feel free to pass this information along to students, colleagues and friends! We hope to see you at Bit Space this Sunday!
Kids and teens ages 6+ will be able to participate in our interactive gaming experience–FORT CIRCUIT. Participants will use saws and drills to help us construct the wooden fort and will build simple circuits to interact with the game. The goal–protect the fort from an onslaught of attacking ducks (with the help of a large quantity of virtual bread products). Learn how woodworking, laser cutting, electronics, 3D modeling, virtual reality and more can come together to create a super fun and engaging experience for kids of all ages.
Location: Bit Space-Lincoln Square
Address: 2541 W. Lawrence Ave
Date: Sunday. April 15th
About Bit Space:
Bit Space is Chicagoland’s premier maker lab for kids and teens–a place where they can learn to use real tools to build real things. Students work with our guides to learn how to use hand tools, power tools, electronics, robotics, 3d printers, laser cutters, CNC milling machines, computer modeling and design software, computer game development software, virtual reality, and new media to design and build just about anything. We try to live up to our goal of inspiring and guiding the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and problem solvers by teaching kids and teens to be producers rather than consumers of technology. Our guides are experts from the fields of architecture, design, engineering, and computer programming. Bit Space offers after-school classes, day-off camps, birthday parties, summer camps, and more. We’ve been in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago since 2015, and we opened our second location in Wilmette in the spring of 2017.
What’s new for educators? Bit Space is the one-stop shop for just about anything you need to join the maker movement. Bit Space provides Professional Development for teachers and staff (design thinking, specific tools and technology, implementing classroom projects); we offer a "maker" curriculum to enhance your current classroom curriculum; and we can even design and build a maker space for you at your school. Bit Space offers field trips, in-school programming, and help with special projects and events. Call us to find out how Bit Space can help you and your students start making!