Exploring Design Technology

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90 minutes / weekly session

This semester long course is designed to expose the middle school student to several different popular technologies such as robotics, digital design, 3D modeling and printing, and various prototyping and design tools and equipment. Students will connect math and science concepts to each of the covered technology applications.  Students enrolled in this course will 3D print one object and create one custom decal on the vinyl cutter at no extra charge. Additional or larger projects can be completed and will be priced on a case by case basis. 


Mr. Jared Murphy came to Techno Chaos after teaching engineering design for 10 years at Foster High School, where he served as Department Chair for Career and Technical Education and was voted among his colleagues as 2012 Teacher of the Year. Jared will tell you that he never desired to be a teacher and that he truly feels he was called into this career path. While he teaches 3D design and robotics classes at Techno Chaos during the week, on the weekend you will more than likely find him providing outdoor laser tag events in the community through his company, Light Shine Laser Tag which was started in 2009. On Sundays you will find him leading the youth at his church in Missouri City. Jared is married to his beautiful wife, Jennifer, and they have a son, Jayce, and daughter, Jocelynn. 

Key Features
Taught by Texas certified Technology Education teacher
Use industry standard equipment and design tools
Collaborative project-based learning activities and challenges
Small class sizes in a fun and creative environment
Introduction to 3D Modeling
Preparing 3D Models for Printing
Graphic Design for Vinyl Cutting
Introduction to Robotics
Product Development and Prototyping
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About Techno Chaos

As a physical makerspace for 5 years we've hosted projects involving 3D printing, robotics, Internet of Things(IoT), Arduino, Raspberry Pi, programming, Minecraft, etc.  Over the last two years, we have seen the interest grow in schools, libraries and other community organizations to create their own makerspace education programs.   Instead of continuing to grow our own community, we will be starting the next chapter in our journey to inspire making and project-based learning by focusing on providing services to schools, libraries and other communities.  Some of these services will be Makerspace and Robotics Starter Programs.  We look forward to being a partner with you and your organization to continue the journey!