Thursday, September 26, 2013

Great Tech Programs in October with Pixel Academy

Chocolate Pop Workshop

  Saturday, October 12 at Noon, 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
  $35 (materials included)
Design and create your own chocolate lollipop mold!  Using 3D modeling and CAD software, kids will design their own unique 3D chocolate cold for making chocolate lollipops!
  • First they'll sketch what they want their chocolate pop to look like.  A monster face?  Someone's name?  Or maybe a pet?
  • Then they'll use CAD software to create a 3D model of the lollipop!
  • After a revision and perfection process they will 3D print the prototype and use it to make a food-safe, dishwasher safe silicone mold.
  • The mold can be used at home to make as many chocolate pops as you want. 
Kids will take home their 3D printed prototype, a food-safe silicone mold, and a bag of 6 lollipop sticks and 12 candy eyeballs.

Tickets available here
"It's 3-Delicious" - Dylan

Columbus Day:  Digital Costume Camp

  Monday, October 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bring your Halloween costume into the 21st Century by teching it out in our day-long Digital Costume Camp!  All day long we'll have workshops focused on teching out Halloween costumes:
  • Learn to use the Silhoutte Digital Cutter to cut out patterns
  • Use the Arduino lilypad to make costumes light up or play sounds(electronics components extra, see below)
  • Modify a trick or treat basket to light up when candy is put in
  • Make a spooky soundtrack
  • 3D print costume accessories
  • Use Google Maps to plan the optimal path for trick-or-treating
  • and much more including sewing lessons and fasion design!
  • We'll provide cardboard, paint, and extra materials
Please BYO fabric and costumes parts.  We'll try and help everyone with their own unique costume ideas but please note that we won't be able to help your child build a life-size working poké-ball or fire-breathing dragon.
Extended day and electronics components add-ons are available!

Tickets available here

Pumpkin Carving, the Pixel Way

  Saturday, October 19, Noon - 4 p.m.
  $35 and includes a pumpkin

Mix up some classic pumpkin carving with modern technology!
Pumpkins Included!
Get creative on a pumpkin with Pixel Academy technology.  We'll be modding Pumpkins by:
  • Sketching ideas on Wacom tablets
  • Printing and cutting templates with the Silhoutte digital cutter
  • Use the micro projector to project a design right onto the Pumpkin and trace it
  • Add 3D printed parts to the pumpkin "Mr. Potatohead" style
  • and of course.... actual supervised carving.
  • Pumpkin painting
  • Halloween cartoons
The pumpkin is yours to keep!

Get tickets here


Teen Night

  Friday, October 4th from 7 - 11 p.m.
  Free for members, their friends, and siblings
  13+ only!

Pizza.  Movie.  Video Games.  No Kids.


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Pixel in the Press

Mr. G talk to some Pixel Academy members in this fantastic piece that aired on PIX 11:

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