Technocopia

Technocopia is maker space located in Worcester, MA.  We provide our members with workspace and access to a bunch of tools to work on whatever they can dream up!

home school Monday 2019

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Registration open!
ages 11-17

Home school programming on Mondays is scheduled from 10am-3pm, and runs Sept. 9th - Dec. 9th. Age appropriate selections are listed below. A full Monday package for 12 weeks of programming is $900. Classes will otherwise be available at an individual cost starting June 1st.

Ages 13-17
Sept. 9 - Dec. 9

Maker Space Studio, 10:00am-11:30am
Great Books, 11:45am-1:15pm
Supervised Brown Bag Lunch, 1:15-1:45pm
US History II, 1:45-3:15pm

Ages 11-17
SEPTEMBER (9/9 - 9/30)*

Glass Chemistry & Craft, 10:00am-12:30pm and 12:30-3:00pm
Supervised Brown Bag Lunch, 12:30-1:00pm
*Addl $50 fee for Monday package
Question: Can someone leave the top ones to join in Oct or Nov?

OCTOBER (10/7 - 11/4)

Microbial Art, 10:00am-12:30pm
Supervised Brown Bag Lunch, 12:30-1:00pm
Art Science, 1:00-3:00pm

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER (11/18 - 12/9)

Chemical Engineering, 10:00am-12:30pm
Supervised Brown Bag Lunch, 12:30-1:00pm
Art Science, 1:00-3:00pm

This class celebrates the intersection of chemistry and craft. WPI Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Grimm, and Technocopia glass artist, Molly Jackson, will work alongside one another to bring the chemical and artistic properties of glass in full light. Students can expect to gain an understanding of glass within; states of matter and thermodynamics, atomic and molecular components, ionic compounds and crystallization, and color and light. Students will make several small glass items for taking home. This class satisfies the following chemistry topics:


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October
Microbial Art & Maker Space Studio 1

Microbial Art

Utilizing special lab techniques students will culture bacteria and fungus on selected nutrient mediums to create colorful pallets and pictures in petri dishes. A popular art trend amongst some microbiologists, students will learn how to cultivate micro-organisms, prepare nutrient agars and petri dishes and exercise creative license in designing abstract and real to life images on their cultured dishes. Students will record their art through photography. This class satisfies the following biology topics:

Image: "Cell to Cell" Winner of 2015 ASM Agar Art Competition by Mehmet Berkmen and Maria Peñil

Maker Space Studio 1


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November
Chemical Engineering & Maker Space Studio 2

We here in Worcester have a good excuse to make some rockets! This is the year we are celebrating the 50th anniversay of a person landing on the moon, Worcester has a hometown hero who played a huge role in making that possible, Robert Goddard, universally acknowledged as the Father of Modern Rocketry. Throughout this year institutions around Worcester are joining to honor Goddard, and we here at Technocopia plan to make a blast-off of it! Join us for Rocketry week, and we together will design, make, and launch rockets! Starting with the fundamentals of flight (birds, wings, airplanes, propellers, engines) we will evolve our understanding to the evolution of rockets. We will learn about propulsion and pressure, specifically air and water pressure, and combustion, to make our own rockets. An awesome week to be celebrated in a blast off year! Ages 5-15.


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buildings and cities
July 22nd - 26th, 2019

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Our young engineers will learn what buildings are made of and how they stand up. We will design and build small and large models of different kinds of buildings of different cultures. We will develop a city or two and learn about urban networks and how they relate to the ecosystems around them. We will learn about bridges and how they manage to stay standing with all the stuff that goes across them... and we will make our own bridges and load them up! An eye-opening and dynamic week! Ages 5-15.

Buildings and cities is a great week to partner with the week that precedes, Transportation.


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transportation
July 29th - Aug 2nd 2019

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Worcester is a city with a long history of transportation. For Transportation week we will look at the many unique ways our city moves freight, people and information to places all over the world. We will build small cars, trains, airplanes, and then design and build a transportation network that fills our studio. Transportation week is one that helps us see and appreciate not only the place where we live, but makes us better observers any place we go! Ages 5-15.


Music&Instruments

music and instruments
aug 5th - 9th 2019

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This week we will fill the workshop with all kinds of music. It’s a week of playing music, making music, and building your own instruments. We’ll check out percussion and wind and string instruments. A fun and active week with plenty of interactive self-made toys to take home. We will conclude the week by making our own custom decorated guitar. An awesome and engaging week for sure! Ages 5-15.


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toys and games
Aug 12-16th

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What a delightful week. For parents to know, this is kind of an old-fashioned week; kids making their own games! Be it a chess or checker set, a Foosball table, or a pinball machine, it’s our chance to prove that children can be engaged individually and socially by tactile play. Let us all enjoy discovering that a screen is not required in order for your children to have a good time! It’s a refreshing and surprising week, your children will be engaged and invested in the games they make and bring home. Our experience with Toys and Games is that the week may surprise you… a refreshing and really fun week! Ages 5-15.

 

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Fashion Tech design
Aug 19-23rd

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Fuse creativity with innovation as you explore the exciting world of wearable technology. In this course you will delve into the four pillars of wearable tech: design, engineering, construction and sustainability – learning conceptual design and how to refine your ideas, you will gain hands-on experience with pattern-drafting and construction, learn how to program with Lilypad Arduinos and Flora microcontrollers and explore the fundamentals of electrical engineering, bio-fabrication and prototyping.

Students learn the actual techniques that are needed to be fashion designers and then use their creativity to solve real world dilemmas, working through iterative design cycles from concept to final prototype. For their capstone project, students create a unique piece of wearable technology that improves the world around us.

Taught by Clare Tattersall, founder of ThunderLily


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my body, my machine
Aug 26th - 30th

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A week to explore what we are made of. We will make self portraits, look at x-rays, build skeletons, learn about balance, and explore the super amazing machine that wakes up and walks us around all day. My Machine is a super cool and surprising week, jam packed with biology and learning about the once machine that we own all ourselves! Ages 5-15.

Technocopia 
44 Portland Street 6th Floor
Worcester MA, 01608
Ph. 774.420.2244