Educator Resources


Steam Teachers Rescources Computer Science Education educator resources

FabLab has a number of resources for Educators and Teachers. We are invested in providing STEAM trainings for educators including digital rapid prototyping, electronics, art, design, engineering and much more. We have designed Arduino kits to teach kids about circuits and provide an introduction into coding. FabLab develops curriculum for hands-on project-based field trips for ages 7 ++, that utilize the equipment and software at our Lab.

Diversity in Science Lesson Plans


Appropriate for High School-Age Students

Day Camps


We provide a series of hands-on project base camps for youth (ages 8-15) to visualize and engineer their ideas. Camps are typically 1/2 day for 5 days.  We support STEAM-based learning through these camps and provide practical skills that can be implemented in rapidly developing technology industries. Our most successful camps have been our Python coding camps and our Raspberry Pi camps, ideal for your little coders. In addition to FabLab Camps we host and collaborate with local museums and organizations.

Due to Coronavirus restrictions, in Lab camp size has been limited to 5 campers. Virtual options have been added to camps that can accommodate virtual instruction. Please see additional information on the registration page for each camp.

Our camps have been a huge success in the past thanks to the support from our community! This year we have the added support of Tacoma Creates which gives us the ability to add a greater number of scholarships to City of Tacoma residents! If you have any questions for camps, please contact us.

Upcoming Camps

Field Trips


Would you like your students to have the opportunity for a hands-on learning experience with digital technology? We provide field trips that are catered to the specific class learning goals and skills. Our space allows us to host up to 16 youth comfortable at a time. For younger groups, we do request several chaperons to assist with student development.  We also provide onsite programming for classrooms. Contact Gaby Orozco, FabLab’s education coordinator, at gaby@fablab.com to discuss programming.

3D Printing | Laser Cutting | Arduino | Game Design | Minecraft

Professional Development


Today, technology is rapidly developing, and at FabLab Tacoma we have professionals within the industry who are eager to share their knowledge. We provide training on equipment, software, and programming to implement in a classroom environment. We are involved with the Career and Technical Development Education program at Tacoma and Clover Park School Districts.

Ubuntu Club


Free Monthly Cultural Heritage Club highlighting the heritage and history of African Americans. Learn about the rich and influential history of African culture through art and science. This Club unifies the past and present, allowing participants to use CNC technology and design skills while exploring the wealth of African ancestral craftsmanship. This club is perfect for youth, or intergenerational groups. Each participant will leave with new knowledge, friendships, and a token created on the laser cutter.

Tacoma Creates


Fablab Nonprofit proudly partners with Tacoma Creates and the YMCA to provide after school STEAM learning opportunities to Tacoma School District students at Baker, Stewart, and Truman Middle Schools. We provided after school programs in beginning coding with Microbits, Python programing, 3D modeling and printing. In addition, we coordinated with the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation and Boys and Girls Club to provide engineering classes to the children of first responders and essential workers during COVID -19 school closures.

Girls who Code


Fablab Nonprofit facilitates Girls who Code clubs at Fablab Tacoma Makerspace. Girls Who Code is a free club available to girls from 3rd-12th grade. GWC encourages sisterhood and participation in STEM. Clubs are led by women in technology fields who are excited to share their skills with girls involved in STEM education. Fablab is currently partnering with community organizations and family shelters to support Girls Who Code clubs in underserved locations. Empowered Women Empower Women.

Tacoma Postcards


Tacoma Neighborhood Postcard Project 2019 was a micro engagement project supported by an innovation grant from the City of Tacoma and New Tacoma Neighborhood Council that connected Tacoma and Pierce County residents. Local artists presented artwork that was then laser cut into stamps. Residents then stamped and decorated postcards before writing messages stating what they love about Tacoma. Postcards were then randomly mailed to Tacoma and Pierce county residents. Residents enjoyed creating and sending messages, adding our local project to the worldwide Neighborhood Postcard Project that began in San Francisco in 2013.

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