At Kids' Open Make, families have access to our space, project kits, materials, and hand tools to create, explore, and learn!
Kids, tweens, teens, and their parents are welcome to bring their own projects or work with ours. We have electronics, craft supplies, snap circuits, computer programming, Lego, games, "deconstruction zone", 2D & 3D CAD design, Little Bits, robots, Minecraft, and more. There is no charge for this event and all ages are welcome.
We will have holiday / winter themed projects for the kids to make & take home, including a limited number of Circuit Playground snow globe kits which will be available at cost ($40). These are suitable for tweens & teens, younger children with adult assistance: https://learn.adafruit.com/make-a-snowglobe-with-circuit-playground-makecode (there is a link on that page to order your own kit if you want to be sure you have one)
This is *not* a drop off activity. Parents must stay with their children to assist with projects. While we welcome all families, please be aware that Tampa Hackerspace is an active workshop and young children must be closely supervised at all times.
We use quite a few consumable materials in our Kid's Open Make program, and we rely on donations from members and visitors to keep our kids' shelves stocked. We keep a list of needed items on our website (https://wiki.tampahackerspace.com/How_to_Help#Donations_needed).
Cash donations are always gratefully accepted. Look for the donation jar when you get here.