Tinkerer. Maker. Builder. Shaper. We all use things everyday. But how much thought have you put into how those things actually work, and what exactly goes into making them work? Welcome to EXPLO Maker, where you’ll innovate, design, build, create, construct, test, redesign, rebuild, and retest projects that will inspire and challenge you. You’ve got ideas — we’ll give you the tools and techniques to help you turn those ideas into reality.
At EXPLO Maker you will:
"In EXPLO Maker, we talked a lot about how we shouldn't be afraid of the word, 'failing.' Failure is a part of the process. It's real, it happens. You just learn to take that failure to guide your next redesign."
Elijah O., Student, EXPLO Maker
"The EXPLO Makerspace gives students the opportunity to explore a unique world of learning unlike most classrooms settings. It's a space where they really figure out what they're capable of on their own."
Ben G., Faculty, EXPLO Maker
Consider this your big break: a Makerspace filled with simple and sophisticated tools — from a drill press to digital design software — and the guidance of knowledgeable instructors who will guide you as you learn in an environment where your safety comes first. Come think beyond a traditional toolbox, as you integrate tools like sewing machines, soldering irons, computers, 3D printers and more. You’ll become the resident expert on a particular tool or skill, and working with your fellow makers, you’ll learn how to collaborate and incorporate new skills and ideas into your projects.Become a Maker
We won’t tell you exactly how to solve the challenges you’ve been given. Perhaps you’ll build a model smart house, design a shirt that tracks your heart rate, or create an interactive way to make waiting in long theme park lines the best part of the day. Or maybe something completely different. No matter what you are challenged with, it will be exciting to build — and will help you develop new skills (and new confidence) as you embrace the Maker spirit.
At EXPLO Maker, you’ll discover that failure is really just the first attempt at learning. On every project, you’ll face bumps along the way. You won’t get it right the first, second, or maybe even the tenth time. With each new iteration, you’ll test, tinker, redesign, rebuild, and try again, so that when you get to your final solution, you’ll have a deeper understanding of how it works (and how you might be able to make it better).Why EXPLO Maker?