At Kids’ Open Make, families have access to our space, project kits, materials, and hand tools to create, explore, and learn!
Special project: Fluor Engineering Challenge — Using limited materials, build a device to launch a ball as far as possible, and catch it at the end! Learn more here: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/fluor-challenge
Kids are welcome to bring their own projects or work with ours. We have electronics, craft supplies, snap circuits, computer programming, Lego, games, 2D & 3D CAD design, Little Bits, robots, Minecraft, and more. There is no charge for this event and all ages are welcome.
Note: 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.
At some KOM days we will have special projects available that may have a small fee to cover the cost of materials for take-home items. These projects are optional; the rest of the Kids’ Open Make event is free of charge.
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.