PA Days

steamlabs has an all-new round up of STEAM-powered activities to engage kids in even more making and celebrating while school’s out for PA day! 

 

Check out our offerings below and sign up early to secure a spot! We have a different activity running every PA day and a special deal for those who sign up in advance for more than one.

THEMES

We offer robotics and electronics themed activities as well as digital camps, such as our signature Minecraft Pro day camp. Scroll down to browse our program themes, descriptions, and dates. Come back each time to make something new!

 

COST

Single PA day / $95
Single PA day + $60 robotics kit (optional) / $155
*Value pack* 3 PA days + robotics kit / $315 (SAVE $30!$345

 

Three times the fun at our PA day camps!

Buy our special value pack of three PA days throughout the school year and we will include a robotics kit (at half price!) for your first visit that you can bring back with you each time you come for a robotics activity and re-program again and again  to enhance your projects! 

CANCELLATION POLICY

10% fee when you cancel more than a month before program start date.
50% fee when you cancel between 1-4 weeks before program start date.
No refund for cancellations within a week before program start date.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

  1. Click on the sign up button on this page > you will be directed to our MindBody Online page.
  2. Click on the program you’d like to sign up for.
  3. Create an account or login with your existing account.
  4. Continue to check out.

STUCK? QUESTIONS?

Email us at info@steamlabs.ca

TIMES

Various dates and topics available (see below)
9-4pm
(before (8-9am) and after care (4-5pm) available for $10/hr

 

LOCATIONS

steamlabs will be delivering our PA day programs at  The Maker Bean Cafe’s new 1052 Bloor St. West location & at The Toronto Tool Library (previously steamlabs) at 192 Spadina Ave.

DATES

ENROLMENT SCHEDULE

  • Friday, January 18 from 9am to 4pm
    • Minecraft PA Day @ Toronto Tool Library (192 Spadina Ave) [sign up here]
  • Friday, February 15 from 9am to 4pm
    • Kaleidoscope PA Day @ Toronto Tool Library (192 Spadina Ave) [sign up here]
  • Friday, June 7 from 9am to 4pm
    • Minecraft PA Day @ Toronto Tool Library (192 Spadina Ave) [sign up here]
  • Friday, June 28 from 9am to 4pm
    • Robotic Shadow Boxes PA Day @Toronto Tool Library (192 Spadina Ave) [sign up here]

ENROLMENT SCHEDULE

  • Friday, January 18 from 9am to 4pm
    • Robotic Creatures PA Day @ The Maker Bean Cafe (1052 Bloor St W) [sign up here]
  • Friday, February 15 from 9am to 4pm
    • Minecraft PA Day @ The Maker Bean Cafe (1052 Bloor St W) [sign up here]
  • Friday, June 7 from 9am to 4pm
    • Lantern Emblem Making PA Day @ The Maker Bean Cafe (1052 Bloor St W) [sign up here]
  • Friday, June 28 from 9am to 4pm
    • Minecraft PA Day @ The Maker Bean Cafe (1052 Bloor St W) [sign up here]

BROWSE THEMES

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Robotic Creatures PA Day

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Available at The Maker Bean Cafe!

DATES

  • Friday, January 18, 2019 @ The Maker Bean Cafe (9am to 4pm)

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Participants will design and build personalized creatures using our digital fabrication and robotic tools. Mentors will assist participants to brainstorm their ideas and bring them to life using our laser cutter and simple circuits.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Designing in 2D
  • Laser Cutting
  • Simple circuits (remote controllers and motors)
  • Craft
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Kaleidoscope Making PA Day

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Available at The Toronto Tool Library!

 

DATES

  • Friday, February 15, 2019 @ The Toronto Tool Library (9am to 4pm)

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Take a traditional kaleidoscope to the next level using the CPX. Create a beautiful light show using different sensors on the CPX to trigger light patterns and animations – the possibilities are endless!

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Physics of light
  • Basic electronics
  • Intro to Circuit Playground Express and MakeCode scripting
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Lantern Emblem Making PA Day

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Available at The Maker Bean Cafe!

DATES

  • Friday, June 7, 2019 @ The Maker Bean Cafe (9am to 4pm)

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Kids will design and animate their own laser cut emblem! Participants will learn and create their 2D designs in Adobe Illustrator for laser cutting. They will plan and learn how to animate their m with lights and/or movement through basic robotics.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • 2D design
  • Laser Cutting
  • Basic Robotics (LEDs, Switches, motors)
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Robotic Shadow Boxes PA Day

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Available at The Toronto Tool Library!

DATES

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ The Toronto Tool Library (9am to 4pm)

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Get creative in this PA Day workshop and make a whimsical scene using laser cutting technologies and electronic components. At this PA Day program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn to create 2D designs using Adobe Illustrator for laser cutting, Bring your scene to life using RGB lights and Arduino Programming.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Designing in 2D
  • Laser Cutting
  • Simple circuits (LED’s)
  • Arduino Robotics
  • Craft
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Minecraft PA Day

 

sign up!

 

Available at The Maker Bean Cafe

or

The Toronto Tool Library

DATES

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ The Toronto Tool Library (9am to 4pm)

 

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ The Maker Bean Cafe (9am to 4pm)

 

Friday, June 7, 2019 @The Toronto Tool Library (9am to 4pm)

 

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ The Maker Bean Cafe (9am to 4pm)

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Take your Minecraft skills up a notch at steamlabs Minecraft Pro PA Day! Participants use their enthusiasm for Minecraft to extend their creative, collaborative, and problem solving skills. The learning is kid-driven, with projects defined by the kids as a group.