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Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00am to 9:00pm at Catylator Makerspace starting Sep 21, 2015
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Fridays from 10:00am to 6:00pm at Catylator Makerspace starting Sep 25, 2015
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Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Catylator Makerspace starting Sep 26, 2015
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Sundays from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at Catylator Makerspace starting Sep 27, 2015
Catylator Makerspace is located in the heart of downtown Silver Spring. We have 3000 sqft of cool tools, equipment and work space in the basement, Suite LL1, of the iconic World Building.
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Classes

Getting Started as a Maker $39 per classFrom $39 per visit with Getting Started as a Maker Family Pass passPurchase required to enroll

Everyone has to start their maker journey somewhere. This class is a good launching point for anyone new to making and is especially great for those who would describe themselves as being "mildly terrified" of the workshop equipment. The mere fact that you are reading this now means you have the curiosity needed to be successful as a maker.

Getting Started with 3D Printing $39 per classFrom $25 per visit with Getting Started with 3D Printing + 2 3D Print Studio Passes passPurchase required to enroll

Get started with the wonders of 3D printing. Even if you’ve never touched a 3D printer, you will walk out of this class with a 3D printed object of your own design. This class isn’t just for beginners, though. Intermediate users will get to take their skills to the next level when we look at their own projects and discuss strategies for how to design and print them successfully.

Maker Lab: 3D Printing Studio $25 per classFrom $25 per visit with Getting Started with 3D Printing + 2 3D Print Studio Passes passPurchase required to enroll

Maker Lab: 3D Printing Studio is an ideal evening to come down to the makerspace and practice making cool things go 3D. Project Mentorship will be freely available!

Laser 101 $45 per classFrom $30 per visit with Laser 101 + Two Laser Studio Passes passPurchase required to enroll

Laser beams aren’t just for tormenting cats anymore. Learn to use Catylator’s Universal VLS 4.60 Laser Cutter and Engraver to create custom designs in glass, paper, wood, and metal. This class covers the complete workflow from setting up the digital data file through processing materials on the laser cutter.

Maker Lab: Laser Studio $30 per classFrom $30 per visit with Laser 101 + Two Laser Studio Passes passPurchase required to enroll

Maker Lab: Laser Studio Time is an ideal evening to come down to the makerspace and practice lasering. Project Mentorship will be freely available!

WordPress 101 $140Purchase required to enroll

What would you do with a website? Launch a business? Share your art with the world? Keep in touch with family? Promote your non-profit organization? The possibilities are endless! In this class you will set up and design your own self-hosted WordPress website. With WordPress, if you can use email, you can build a website.

Girl Scout Workshop: Design and 3D Print Jewelry $30 per appointmentPurchase required to enroll

Explore 3D designing by 3D printing pendants, symbols and fun shapes.
Workshop: 2.5 hours

Girl Scout Workshop: Enabling the Future.org $30 per appointmentPurchase required to enroll

Learn about STEM and how technology can benefit others! Build 3D printed prosthetic hands for donation to the project e-NABLE charity.
Workshop: 2.5 hours

Girl Scout Workshop: Laser 101 $35 per appointmentPurchase required to enroll

Learn to design and operate a laser cutter to make beautiful objects.
Workshop: 2.5 hours

Girl Scout Workshop: Tech & Textiles DIY $30 per appointmentPurchase required to enroll

Bring textiles, sewing and electronics together to make simple, wearable circuits!
Workshop: 2.5 hours

Design and Making Event for Non-Profit Group

A special event offered to Non-profit groups to get access to and learn about design and using the tools of the makerspace.

Easy Sewing $40 per classPurchase required to enroll

"If I just knew how to sew, I could..." Have these words every come out of your mouth? Here's your opportunity to turn them around. We have opportunities available to get started in sewing and put you on a path toward making all sorts of textile-based household projects, such as curtains, pillows, stuffed toys, kitchen decor, and clothing.

Laser Class - Private Lesson $50 per classPurchase required to enroll

Laser 101 class - private lesson

School Librarian Maker Training Event

Private Training Event for School Librarians. Please call Catylator Makerspace if you would like to schedule an event for your school staff.

Amazing Wonder Workshop Birthday Party $30 per appointmentPurchase required to enroll

Unleash your kids' sense of awe and let it bubble over in Catylator's Amazing Wonder Workshop. Have a blast, get engaged in hands-on creating real things and have awesome fun together!

Amazing Wonder Workshop School Field Trip

Experience the awesome magic and ignite your students' sense of wonder with a School Field Trip to Catylator Makerspace.

SilverSat Team Meeting

SilverSat immerses Silver Spring youth in real-world engineering by taking on a timely and difficult engineering challenge: to design, build, launch and operate a satellite in Earth orbit. The satellite we build will belong to a class of satellites called CubeSats.

Satellites 101 Workshop

Get hands-on with exploring what satellites are and engage in learning and making by building a satellite-themed project in this sponsored workshop.

Private Sewing Lesson

"If I just knew how to sew, I could..." Have these words every come out of your mouth? Here's your opportunity to turn them around. We can offer you customized private sewing lessons to put you on a path toward making all sorts of textile-based projects.

Private 3D Printing Class and Consultation $50 per classPurchase required to enroll

Are you already advanced with 3D design and want to go deep with 3D printing? This one-on-one session will give you an opportunity to get all your questions answered!

Signs of Science

Signs convey powerful messages....make yours look great! Get ready for the March for Science by making your own sign at Catylator

Maker Labs: Arduino Club $20 per classPurchase required to enroll

Curious about the world of Arduindo and want a safe. welcoming and supportive environment to get started, practice and get your questions answered? Our Maker Labs: Arduino Club is a monthly meeting where we can come together, learn and develop our Arduino skills together.

Soldering on Saturdays $39 per classPurchase required to enroll

Curious about soldering? Learn how to solder wires and electronic components following our easy 5 step method.

Family Projects

Family Project: 3D Printed Name Tag $25 per appointmentPurchase required to enroll

Learn about 3D design together as a family by working through an easy to follow, self-guided project tutorial to create a 3D printed name tag. Each family member will have the opportunity to print their own design.

Family Project: Spiral Printed Bud Vase $25 per appointmentPurchase required to enroll

Take the next step in learning about 3D design together as a family by working through an easy to follow, self-guided project tutorial to create a 3D printed bud vase using the spiral printing technique. Each family member will have the opportunity to print their own design.

Family Project: Easy Step-by-Step Introduction to Coding and Electronics $20 per appointmentPurchase required to enroll

Get started on the road to the Internet of Things (IoT) by learning how to code, wire electronics and connect them together in the world of Raspberry Pi using the awesome ReadySetSTEM kit

Family Project: Hello Blinky World (Arduino) $20 per appointmentPurchase required to enroll

Curious about microcontrollers? Get started with Arduino at your own pace in this step-by-step introductory project to make an LED go blink!

Family Project: Fidget Spinner $25 per appointmentPurchase required to enroll

Make your own 3D printed fidget spinner! Join the craze with your own design, personalized and customized.

Events & Tours

Workshop Tour Free

Register here for our next tour!

Unofficial Silver Spring Hand Lettering Society Free

Come doodle about all your crafty ideas with The Unofficial Hand Lettering Society of Silver Spring.
This is a free event sponsored by Catylator Makerspace.

Silver Spring Time Bank Orientation Free

Learn about building a more connected community in Silver Spring, one hour at a time.

Open House Free

Check out Catylator Makerspace - meet fun Makers - engage in hands-on demos of the tools and other exciting crafts

Maker Event for Non-Profit Group

Catylator Makerspace is an inspiring creative space, have your next non-profit planning retreat or customized Maker event in our workshop. You can experience and absorb the possibilities of a creative future for your organization.

External Event: Workshop Closed

We are sorry, but we are attending an event outside of the makerspace so the workshop is closed. Please check the calendar for the next Open Workshop time.

Memberships

TeenShop

TeenShop Class Monday Plans available from $110Purchase required to enroll

Expand your kids' sense of awe and wonder and let their creative energy bubble over learning how to engage and shape their world with art, design and technology in this STEM focused after school program. Catylator Monday programs are more structured classes where students get to work through a new project and typically learn about electricity, coding and mechanisms!

TeenShop Workshop Wednesday $35 per classPlans available from $110Purchase required to enroll

Expand your kids' sense of awe and wonder and let their creative energy bubble over learning how to engage and shape their world with art, design and technology in this STEM focused after school program. Wednesdays are mentored open workshops where students bring their own ideas and get help making them into reality.

TeenShop Workshop Thursday Plans available from $110Purchase required to enroll

Expand your kids' sense of awe and wonder and let their creative energy bubble over learning how to engage and shape their world with art, design and technology in this STEM focused after school program. Thursdays are mentored open workshops where students bring their own ideas and get help making them into reality.

Community Bridges Girls STEM TeenShop

TeenShop for Community Bridges Middle School girls after school program

Camps

Art, Design and Technology Camp in the Amazing Wonder Workshop $495Purchase required to enroll

Expand your kids' sense of awe and wonder and let their creative energy bubble over learning how to engage and shape their world with art, design, technology and real world engineering.
June 26 - June 30
July 24 - July 28
August 14 - August 18

Woodworking 101 $495Purchase required to enroll

Get introduced to woodworking and gain confidence in this fun camp focusing on the basics: Making creative wood objects (toys, furniture etc) by hand, and through incorporating the tools of the Makerspace.
June 26 - June 30
July 10 - July 14

SilverSat CubeSat Camp Purchase required to enroll

Get hands-on with exploring the world of Cubesats and working with the SilverSat team to plan, develop, experiment and execute SilverSat's CubeSat initiative.
July 10 - July 14

Woodworking 201 $495Purchase required to enroll

Enhance woodworking skills and gain more confidence in this fun camp focusing on the more advanced woodworking: Making creative wood objects (toys, furniture etc) by hand, and through incorporating the tools of the Makerspace.
July 17 - July 21

Creating Smart Objects: Learn to Hack Your World $495Purchase required to enroll

Bring computing out into the real world! Have awesome fun learning to start hacking your world with smart objects through Arduino, sensors and coding.
July 17 - July 21

Coding for Art Camp $445Purchase required to enroll

Learning to code and thinking computationally is an essential life skill, and so is expressing yourself through art. This innovative and creative camp explores both subjects together by writing programs to make artwork on the screen and through electronic sculpture.
July 31 - August 4

Architects' Club for Girls $445Purchase required to enroll

Be part of a team of awesome creative girls who design and build a truly fantastic scale house from beginning to end, using the amazing tools of the makerspace. Learn about architecture, building, decorating and teamwork - then donate the result to a charity for kids.
August 7 - August 11

Creative Sewing Camp $445Purchase required to enroll

Learn sewing and take it to the next level at Creative Sewing Camp!

Girl-Powered: Changemakers Camp $445Purchase required to enroll

A holistic STEAM, Mindfulness, and Activism Camp for Girls led by 10 year girl empowerment veteran Lindsey Turnbull of MissHeardMedia.com.

Appointments

Workshop Access - by appointment Purchase required to enroll

Catylator is open during the week by appointment only. Please let us know when you want to access the workshop so we can make sure it will be open.
If you are booking an appointment less than 24 hours in advance, please call 301-588-8833 or email info@catylator.com to confirm availability.