Imagine a small pagoda glowing in your garden, powered by solar energy, with light shining through custom designed panels! Students will spend time working with traditional woodworking tools in the Cabrillo woodshop, as well as the brand-new, state-of-the-art Makerspace, where we'll introduce technology for customizing a removable panel and install a solar light unit. Make a lantern with butterfly panels, abstract patterns, or an image you design and create.
Students will learn and practice basic woodworking skills, see how to utilize a CNC router and laser engraver, and finally install small solar lighting fixtures. This class invites students to creatively combine traditional making with advanced technology, and you’ll go home with a beautiful garden lantern.
Cabrillo’s Makerspace brings together like-minded young people, mentors, educators and community members in our digital fabrication facilities to help make ideas become reality. This collaborative community celebrates an open-ended culture of creativity, innovation, and experimentation. Diverse disciplines like math, science, art, craft, engineering, green design, music, and more, come together into ambitious projects.
No previous knowledge of this technology is required.