After School Maker Program for ages 9-13

Each 4-week cycle of the after school program features a different subject of focus. Subjects include:

  • 3D Printing Scanning & Design
  • Arduino: Coding in Robotics
  • Micro Drones 101
  • Creative Computing: Raspberry Pi and Scratch.

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Weekly Orientation & Safety Classes

New Member Orientation and Safety & Basic Use classes for each zone are held weekly. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance.

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February 2017
$30.00

The Basics of Programming with LEDs: Part 1

February 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928

Want to learn the basics of programming? This class offers people the opportunity to begin learning the fundamentals of C++ in a fun and sensory rich way through LED Pixel pattern building via Arduino.

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$30.00 - $80.00

Autodesk Maya 3D Animation and Modeling: Classes 1 – 4 of 16

February 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928

This class is intended to jumpstart your learning and experience in 3D & potentially, virtual reality. This program is an industry standard for creation in 3D modeling, animation, game design, movie production, and more.

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Free

Gallery Exhibition – Emanations Within – The works of Héctor Cosío

February 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928

For our next gallery experience, Idea Fab Labs invites you to take a look inward, beyond the various distractions of surface impressions, deeper toward the core and ultimately the source with a new series of works by incubator artist Héctor Cosío. Like drawing water from air, Héctor has pulled his inspiration for these pieces from the aesthetically impeccable and relentlessly endurant spirit of the cactus. Utilizing his experience with model design and sculpture fabrication, he has been experimenting with new…

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$25.00

Intro ShopBot Router 1

February 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928

This is an opportunity to learn how to tackle those projects that were once thought to be too complicated. No woodworking experience needed and limited computer knowledge is just fine. This class will go over all the information and safety procedures to get you started.

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$20.00

Photoshop 2: Intermediate

February 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928

Learn alongside Preston Linderman, an advanced technician in PhotoShop, as he walks you through photo-editing and photo-manipulation techniques.

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$10.00

ESP8266: The $5 Wifi Microcontroller

February 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928

This course introduces you to the ESP8266 hardware & it’s capabilities, shows you how to install the Arduino IDE, how to upload programs to the ESP8266, and will lead you through a simple web server programming project alongside Instructor Scott Franzyshen, an IT professional of 20+ years

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March 2017
$30.00

The Basics of Programming with LED Pixels: Part 2

March 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928

Want to learn the basics of programming? This class offers people the opportunity to begin learning the fundamentals of C++ in a fun and sensory-rich way through LED Pixel pattern building via Arduino.

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$20.00

Google SketchUp 1: Beginner

March 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928

Opening demonstration of typical projects that are produced from SketchUp, followed by a few short workshops on how to get basic building and understanding of the program.
60 minutes w/ 30 mins Q&A open floor proceeding class.

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Free

Gallery Exhibition – Urban Shamanism – The works of Ma Tan ft InSpirala

March 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928

Somewhere between the openly sprawling magic of the natural world and the intricate precision of technology lies the human experience. For our next incubator artist exhibit, IDEA Fab Labs is proud to present URBAN SHAMANISM, a daring exploration of this inescapable duality by award-winning inventor and Forbes under-30 entrepreneur Matan Berkowitz and artisan craftress InSpirala. Utilizing the contradictory yet symbiotic connection between organic and inorganic mediums including wood, resin, living plants and interactive electronics, these works are an open dialog…

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$195

Art Marketing Boot Camp: 6 week course

March 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928

A 6 week hands-on branding, marketing, & sales strategy class. Turn your art into a sustainable income using proven step-by-step sales methods based on your work, personality, style, and approach with people. Participants from all career levels & disciplines will find practical guidelines for running an art business.

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