Welcome to the CECFC iNNOlab!
The iNNOlab is a brand new 6,000 square-foot makerspace designed to provide hands-on, creative ways for students to design, experiment and invent as they engage in the fields of STEAM. The lab will be used to help students learn critical 21st century skills in these fields while exploring their own interests through hands on projects, community service work, various competitions, and several workshops and classes that will be offered throughout the school year. The makerspace will also serve as a business incubator, giving students a spot to brainstorm ideas and use the resources of the lab to help jumpstart their own business or launch a new idea. We are also offering a new Certified Apprenticeship Training program through the lab that will let our students gain the skills necessary to work as electricians, plumbers and carpenters. See the links below for information on classes, competitions, projects and more!
Public Art Committee: Do you enjoy working with your hands and solving problems? Do you like to make or look at art? There is a new opportunity for students to join a committee which will produce artwork to be displayed around the CECFC campus. Our first meeting will take place on Thursday, October 26 at 3 pm. We will brainstorm project ideas and talk about time commitment and schedule.
Make a Theremin Workshop with guest artist David Fodel
Leon Theremin created the first completely electrical instrument using principles he discovered as a 23 year old lab technician working with gas meters in Russia. He noticed a high pitched squeal was emitted by a gas meter when he brought his hand close to it and that he could change the sound by moving his hand. From this discovery, he invented an instrument that is played by waving one's hands in specific directions relative to a free standing apparatus. The sounds produced have been used in many films to create a spooky, otherworldly effect.
Click here for a video of someone playing a song on the Theremin.
This workshop will take students through all of the steps to build their own theremin instrument using circuit boards and sensors. There is a $5 fee for participants. This is a great opportunity for students to meet a professional artist and create something functional and cool using electronics.