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STEAMLabs is a non-profit makerspace dedicated to empowering kids & adults to create and innovate. Dream it. Build it.
STEAMLabs is a non-profit makerspace dedicated to empowering kids & adults to create and innovate. Dream it. Build it.
155 backers pledged CA$ 22,167 to help bring this project to life.

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About US$ 4

    THANK YOU! Every dollar counts! Telepathic high five and a (real) shout out on Twitter.

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    LASER CUT KEYCHAIN FOB
    Pew Pew! The STEAMLabs design team will make you an acrylic keychain fob using LASERS (our new laser cutter to be exact). Choose from robot, a retro spaceship, wrench, or a gear shape.

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    MAKER MAGNETIC POETRY
    Does your love for making have no bounds? Describe it in words using your very own STEAMLabs Maker magnetic poetry set! (55 words, total dimensions: 3.5" x 8.25")

    First maker poem on our fridge:
    "dream it. build it. tinkering with lasers and brains." #STEAMLabsPoetry

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $23

    STEAMLABS T-SHIRT
    Would you like to share your passion for making and STEAMLabs? Get the T-shirt!

    Front: STEAMLabs logo
    Back: "I make all the things!"
    Colours available: White, Black.
    Sizing: Adult (standard and fitted)

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    Pledge CA$ 45 or more About $35

    CUSTOM LASER ENGRAVED TEKTON MULTITOOL
    Be prepared to Make - anywhere, anytime - with this multitool. The STEAMLabs design team will engrave your name or choice of word (maximum 10 characters) onto a Tekton Multitool.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    FOR-THE-LOVE-OF-ALL-THINGS STEAMLABS:
    In this gift pack you will receive:
    - 1 STEAMLabs T-shirt
    - 1 laser cut acrylic keychain fob
    - 1 maker magnetic poetry set

    Thanks for the love.

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    Pledge CA$ 55 or more About US$ 42

    EARLY BIRD 1-MONTH ADULT MEMBERSHIP.

    Includes full use of our shop during regular hours. Premium tools use included: 4 hours 3D printer and 2 hours each of laser cutter and CNC mill. Special member rates for tool training and workshops.

    Bonus: Free 1 hour group guided making session to help you with your projects!

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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About US$ 46

    EARLY BIRD ROBOTICS INVENTIONS USING ARDUINO WORKSHOP (KIDS)

    Learn to give your creations an electronic brain, wiring them up with sensors and motors. The workshop will be held on a weekend in Sept - Nov 2015. Optionally trade your workshop reward for any other Fall STEAMLabs 3 hour workshop.

    Ages 8 and up. Extra cost for electronic parts that you want to take home.

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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About US$ 46

    EARLY BIRD INTERNET OF THINGS WORKSHOP (ADULTS)

    A three-hour weekend workshop with the STEAMLabs Co-Founder and tinkerer extraordinaire Andy Forest! Learn Arduino, HTML and Javascript coding basics to connect your Spark Core to a web interface. Remote control, interfaces for sensors and many other projects have never been easier!

    The workshop will be held on a weekend in Sept - Nov 2015. Optionally trade your workshop reward for any other Fall STEAMLabs 3 hour workshop.

    Ages: 16 and up

    Extra cost for electronic parts that you want to take home.

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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About US$ 46

    EARLY BIRD 3D DESIGN AND PRINTING FAMILY WORKSHOP (ALL AGES)

    At this all ages three-hour weekend workshop, you will learn to use the free Tinkercad 3D design software, and design and 3D print your own creation to take home.

    The workshop will be held on a weekend in Sept - Nov 2015. Optionally trade your workshop reward for any other Fall STEAMLabs 3 hour workshop.

    3D printing filament material included.

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About US$ 58

    SPONSOR OPEN MAKE SESSION

    Sponsor an all-ages Pay-What-You-Can Open Make Session For 10 People. Share the love! Support your community.

    Part of our mission is to provide accessible making experiences for everyone. At our Pay-What-You-Can Open Make sessions, some people pay the full price, some people pay none, and some people pay anything in between that they can afford. By claiming this reward, you make it possible for us to run a 1 hour PWYC Open Make session for 10 people.

    We’ll write a specialized thank-you Facebook post and Tweet with your name or your company’s name on the day of the Open Make -- this is a great way to show your community support!

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $77

    ULTIMATE MAKER PACKAGE
    For all those that love to Make or have that special tinkerer in their lives - this gift set is for you! Includes:
    - 1 STEAMLabs T-shirt
    - 1 laser cut keychain fob
    - 1 maker magnetic poetry set
    - 1 custom engraved Tekton multitool (10 character limit)

    Bonus: 1 Tekton Precision Tool Set for first 100 backers. Includes a precision bit and driver set for repairing laptops, mobile devices, and game systems. When you drop your phone, you'll wish you had this tool (trust us).

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    Pledge CA$ 125 or more About $96

    LIMITED EDITION LASER CUT MOSAIC ARTWORK
    The youngest member of the STEAMLabs Design Team is Téa Forest, 13 years old. She has an ambition to open her own Etsy store and sell her artwork online. A student at the Karen Kane School for the Arts and accepted into the Visual Arts program at the Etobicoke School of the Arts - help her get started, and support STEAMLabs at the same time!

    This mosaic will measure 20 cm x 20 cm, (about 8”x8”), and will be made from 4mm translucent coloured acrylic, precision laser cut and securely assembled between 2 panes of clear acrylic.

    There will be at least 2 designs for you to choose from. For every 15 orders of this reward, Téa will create a new design for you to choose from!

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $115

    EDUCATOR'S TECHNOLOGY PACK: INTERNET OF THINGS CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
    **Kickstarter Special Price**
    This reward contains all the electronic components you will need to run our Internet of Things classroom activity:

    Spark Core Microcontroller
    2m of Neopixel Strip
    4 geared motors
    2 motor driver modules
    Wires and connectors
    6A Power supply

    All the components come pre-wired with connectors so that no soldering is required. Just hook up the components as required for your power system model! Includes a classroom activity guide, sample code, and everything you need to run this activity in a classroom.

    Find out more about this activity here:
    http://steamlabs.ca/2015/03/ontario-power-system-education/

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    Pledge CA$ 225 or more About US$ 173

    A MAKER PARTY AT STEAMLABS (for 10 participants!)**Kickstarter Special Price**

    This 1.5 hour party is great for inspiring creativity in people of ANY age and forms an unforgettable experience no matter what the occasion be it a kid's birthday, staff team building experience, or even just hanging out with friends.

    Choose from one of our high-tech maker party topics: 3D Design & Printing, Minecraft Hacking, Superhero Symbol Design and Laser Cutting, Toy Hacking, Robot Construction, Candy Design. (Note: An extra materials fee of $20 / person applies for robot construction party)

    Everyone will take home something they have created!

    Want to host a group of more than 10 members? Buy this reward more than once. We can handle up to 20 in our regular party booking times, and up to 60 by special arrangement. Contact us first for groups over 20. Booking dates starting September, 2015

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    Pledge CA$ 360 or more About US$ 276

    ADOPT A CLASS: FIELD TRIP
    Subsidize a STEAMLabs Field Trip for 30 kids

    Enable a class to have a 2 hour session in the STEAMLabs makerspace!

    This reward covers 1/2 of the cost for a class, we'll ask them to pay-what-they-can for the rest. You can choose a Toronto class when you purchase this reward, or let us choose an underserved urban school in our neighbourhood. (Note: The class will need to cover their own transportation costs).

    Classes grades 2-12 will choose from topics such as 3D design and printing, laser cutting, robotics, video game programming, woodworking and more. All topics will engage their creativity and send them home with a new creation!

    We’ll write a specialized thank-you Facebook post and Tweet with your name or your company’s name on the day of the Field Trip.

    Booking dates starting September, 2015

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $384

    CUSTOM LASER CUT MOSAIC ART PIECE

    For this reward, you supply the source picture of your choice! The STEAMLabs Design Team will then use the picture you’ve chosen to create a custom laser cut mosaic.

    This mosaic will measure 20 cm x 20 cm, (about 8”x8”), and will be made from 4mm translucent coloured acrylic, precision laser cut and securely assembled between 2 panes of clear acrylic.

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    Pledge CA$ 600 or more About US$ 461

    ADOPT A CLASS: SCHOOL PROGRAM
    Subsidize a STEAMLabs program at THEIR school!

    Enable a class to have an amazing STEAM making experience at their school! This reward covers half of the cost for a class, we'll ask them to pay-what-they-can for the rest.

    You can choose a Toronto area classroom when you purchase this reward, or let us choose an underserved urban school in our neighbourhood. Additional travel fees may apply for schools outside of the downtown core.

    This program takes place over 3 weeks, spending one full morning or afternoon in-class each week with our expert mentor. The program is supported by additional in-class time with their own teacher. This makes the best use of both the teacher and our technology experts and brings a high impact program to the school for an affordable price.

    This program covers all aspects of STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Our first topic is building an Internet of Things model of our electric power system, and you can see more details here on our blog: http://steamlabs.ca/2015/03/ontario-power-system-education/

    We’ll write a specialized thank-you Facebook post and Tweet with your name or your company’s name on the day of the School Visit.

    Booking dates starting September, 2015.

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    Pledge CA$ 850 or more About US$ 652

    TWO WEEK SUMMER CAMP (KIDS)
    **Kickstarter Special Price**
    Come up with an idea and make it happen! Working individually and in groups, you will learn the technology and making skills you need to bring it to life. Choose from:

    Minecraft Pro June 29 to July 10
    Web Controlled Arduino Robotics July 13-24
    Inventioneering August 17-28, 2015

    More information: http://steamlabs.ca/kids/summer-camps/

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    Pledge CA$ 1,700 or more About US$ 1,305

    Two Kids: TWO WEEK SUMMER CAMP (KIDS)
    **Kickstarter Special Price**

    Choose this reward if you have 2 kids, or 1 kid who wants to go to two of our summer camps.

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    Pledge CA$ 5,000 or more About US$ 3,838

    IS THAT A HALO ON YOUR HEAD?
    BE ON OUR FOUNDERS WALL
    Help us obtain the equipment we need with a direct donation. Your early and generous support will be permanently recognized in our space and on our website. We'll use our new CNC machine to engrave an aluminum brick with your name or company and put it in our wall.

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