The FHSU Makerspace is a space in the Forsyth Library that provides an area for any FHSU student or Hays community member to build, tinker and explore projects and ideas within the STEM fields. We currently host the High Altitude Balloon, Asteroid, Rocketry, and Quadcopter research groups. During our regular hours we provide access to our 3D printers, 3D scanner, tablet computers, televisions, tools and ample workspace. We also maintain numerous projects that anyone can participate in including Lego Robotics, rocket building, hydrogen fuel cell cars and computer programming.

Upcoming Events

The FHSU MakerSpace will be offering free summer science and engineering programs for children in grades 3-5 and 6-9. These programs range from trebuchet creation to 3D printing and are a great way to get your kids back into the learning groove over the summer. Two programs will be offered for each age group.

Each program is free of charge and will meet in the basement of the FHSU Forsyth Library. No pre-registration required. Space and supplies are limited to a first come, first serve basis. Parents are invited to attend with their children. Parents will need to check in and pick up their children in person.  

Design and Printing - - July 11, 2014       10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
For grades 6-9
Learn how to use Google SketchUp and Blender in order to create your very own 3-D printable objects and join us in printing your creations

States of Matter - - July 18, 2014           10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
For grades 3-5 
Explore the states of matter with us as we explain the in-betweens and make some very, very odd things. Oobleck and Glurch anyone? 

Soldering and Circuitry - - July 25, 2014  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
For grades 6-9
We'll teach you about the basics of circuitry and how to make your own alarm clock, electronic dice, or "Simon Says" machine as you solder your components

Catapults - - August 1, 2014    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
For grades 3-5
Discover the principles of mechanics by launching water balloons as far as possible with your own catapult 
    

 

 

Past Events

  
Super Science Sunday - - May 4, 2014

The John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day
- April 30, 2014

High Altitude Balloons - Teacher Workshop

Future Tiger's Day - After School Program