Hidden Message workshop, for ages 8 to 16 years.
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Upon arrival you’ll be introduced to how to create your own simple 2D computer aided designs (also known as CAD) suitable for laser cutting, using a fab software that’s free and open source – so you can carry on learning and creating at home afterwards! We’ll guide you step-by-step on how to use the tools in the software to create personalised graphics, teaching you how to turn it into something called a “vector” suitable for laser cutting. Meaning you not only get to learn CAD skills, but you’ll also be able to learn CAM (computer aided manufacturing) skills watching the laser cutter bring to life your computer designs.
What skills will I learn?
– Using computer software to create a unique 2D computer aided design graphic (CAD Skills)
– How a laser cutter works and how to do it for yourself (CAM Skills)
– Digital Fabrication skills including how to create digital files for laser cutting (STEM skills)
– How to finish a product after fabrication
What will I make to take home with me?
Join us at FabLab for an immersive STEAM half term experience and create your own plaque which when opened reveals a secret, hidden message.
What tools will I use?
This workshop is all about providing you with skills you can continue developing at home to carry on learning:
– Free, open source computer design software
– Laser cutter
– Clamps & Glue

Bedroom Door Sign workshop, suitable for 8 to 16 years,
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Upon arrival you’ll be introduced to how to create simple 2D computer aided design (also known as CAD) using a fab software that’s free and open source – perfect for you to carry on learning skills at home afterwards. We’ll guide you step-by-step on how to use the tools in the software to create your own personalised graphic, teaching you how to turn it into a “vector” suitable for laser cutting. Meaning you not only get to learn CAD skills, but you’ll also be able to learn CAM (computer aided manufacturing) skills watching the laser cutter bring to life your computer designs. You’ll be able to design and make a sign you can hang from your bedroom door to say your name or maybe to tell a pesky sibling to stay out on the computer before your journey continues to the art of digitally transforming your design and watching it come to life right before your eyes.
What skills will I learn?
– Using computer software to create a unique 2D computer aided design graphic (CAD Skills)
– How a laser cutter works and how to do it for yourself (CAM Skills)
– Digital Fabrication skills including how to create digital files for laser cutting (STEM skills)
– How to finish a product after fabrication
What will I make to take home with me?
Join us at FabLab for an immersive STEAM half term experience, develop skills and leave with a beautiful, personalised laser cut door sign ready to go on your bedroom door.
What tools will I use?
This workshop is all about providing you with skills you can continue developing at home to carry on learning:
– Free, open source computer design software
– Laser cutter
Fairy Door workshop, suitable for 8 to 16 years.
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Upon arrival you will be introduced to how to create simple 2D computer aided design skills (also known as CAD) using a fab software that’s free and open source – allowing you to continue learning skills at home afterwards. We’ll guide you step-by-step through the process on how to use the tools in the software to create your own personalised graphic and teaching you how to turn it into a “vector” suitable for laser cutting. Meaning you not only get to learn CAD skills, but you’ll also be able to learn CAM (computer aidd manufacturing) skills watching the laser cutter bring to life your computer design. You’ll be able to design and make your own personalised fairy door which once finished by hand with paints, it’s the perfect invitation to call a bit of magic into your home or garden.
What skills will I learn?
– Using computer software to create a unique 2D computer aided design graphic (CAD skills)
– How a laser cutter works and how to do it for yourself (CAM skills)
– Digital Fabrication skills including how to create digital files for laser cutting (STEM skills)
What will I make to take home with me?
Join us at FabLab for an immersive STEAM half term experience, develop skills and leave with a beautiful, personalised laser cut fairy door to invite a little bit of magic into your life.
What tools will I use?
This workshop is all about providing you with skills you can continue developing at home to carry on learning:
– Free, open source computer design software
– Laser cutter

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the sessions for?
Sessions are designed for children, minimum age of attendance is 8years.
What is included?
All materials, equipment and technical guidance are included within the price.
Terms & Conditions
Your booking fee secures your place – we cannot reserve places without payment.
If we have to cancel for any reason, you will be offered the option to switch to another class or receive a full refund.
If you are unable to attend a course for any reason, we are unable to offer a refund.
Parents or guardians are required to stay on site for the duration of the session.
Venue Details:
FabLab Coventry, Unit 4, Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED.

Children’s Half Term Club

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