All "In Person" Classes and Camps are postponed at this time.
FCFI is an approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We are working to build a collaborative community, in Frankfort, Kentucky, where Makers, Entrepreneurs, Families, Individuals, and Children will learn new skills, start a business, be entertained, and build a culture of making new and innovative things. It's a MAKERSPACE!
801 Schenkel Lane, Suite 200, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 - firstname.lastname@example.org - (502)382-0367
Classes on Woodworking, CNC Routers, 3D Printing, and more.
BRAIN CRATE CLUB - open your mind
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Camps on STEAM ... Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
HOW THE MAKER MOVEMENT CONNECTS STUDENTS TO ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Eighth-grader Quin uses his passion for electronics to teach fellow students about 3D printing, arduinos, and other hands-on lessons in STEAM skills.
Brain Crates are mail-order boxes that bring exploratory educational experiences into the home. Brain Crates are available for many different aspects of STEAM education, and are meant to help fill the gaps left by other educational services, particularly in light of school closures and distance learning. Our carefully designed activities bring learning into the hands of students and give them the tools to discover and enrich their world.
Brain Crates are designed to tap into the educational benefits of self-motivated project-based learning. Students will start with a core introductory activity lasting about an hour that is heavily guided and designed to introduce them to the topic of the crate. There are a further 10 hours of follow-up content and activities that help students to deepen and broaden their understanding of the topic. But a student's engagement with a crate doesn't have to end there. Every crate concludes with some open-ended activities that reward creativity and initiative, and could give passionate students hundreds of hours of further exploration.
Our crates are curated by Sam Saarinen, an award-winning instructor, educational researcher, and author of the book, "Education: The Next Hundred Years".
FCFI will foster an environment of sharing and collaboration between the different sectors of our community. From business (large and small), education (K-gray), government (national, state, and local), and private (anyone that wants to grow their knowledge base).
Maker … a person that makes or produces something.
By creating a culture of sharing ideas and making, we will all work together to research, design, and then create needful things or products to sell.
Since startup companies lack many resources, experience and networks, incubators provide services which helps them get through initial hurdles in starting up a business. These hurdles include space, funding, legal, accounting, computer services ...
We look forward to bringing all aspects of our community together. We will strive to provide a clean and safe environment for sharing and learning. We will regularly have theme nights, special interests meetings, game nights ...
We understand that there are less and less environments where a family can gather to work on projects and ideas.
We look forward to providing that space to our community.
FCFI will create and provide project-based learning curricula, after school programs, day camps, and drop-in projects for parents and children to work on together. Kids today need places to learn hands-on skills and crafts.
Your first place is home & family. Your second place is work. FCFI is a third place to go to find new things, friends, ideas & edutainment. We will have regular theme nights, special interests meetings, game nights, movie nights, group projects and anything else we can think up.
What is STEAM?
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Though it seems like a compilation of five academic fields, it is really an educational approach to teaching and learning STEM subjects through the arts. Basically, it intentionally integrates academic studies with arts disciplines. LEARN MORE
FCFI is a community oriented public workshop where people can meet and work on their projects. We provide a facility that is open 10 AM to 8 PM, 6 days a week (with plans to eventually be open 24/7) to all members. FCFI is a place where you can get messy, be loud, and make whatever comes to your mind.
801 Schenkel Lane, Suite 200, Frankfort, Kentucky, United States