WE ENCOURAGE

Creativity.

Bolts & Bytes Maker Academy gives students the opportunity, freedom
and space to create and learn using both their hands and brains.

registration now open!

NEW : Single-session skill building workshops, 3D printing mini-classes & our first adults-only workshop! Registration is now open for our after-school, homeschool & weekend programs.


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ALL-NEW HALLOWEEN WORKSHOPS!
It’s starting to get spooky at Bolts & Bytes — and we’re offering some special single-session Halloween workshops! Each of our three sessions feature a fun project that participants make and take home with them.

 
 
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Who We Are

Bolts & Bytes is an educational makerspace where students can create, invent, tinker, explore, and build. We believe that students learn best when they are actively working on projects and activities that truly interest and excite them. Bolts & Bytes gives students the opportunity, freedom and space to create and learn using both their hands and brains.

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What We Do

Bolts & Bytes encourages students to learn critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with programs that provide hands-on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence. Our after school & summer camp curriculum features imaginative, skill-building projects that lead up to larger, more adventurous creations that unlock students’ new skills. We combine maker technology like 3-D printing, coding, robotics, electronics and drones with a fully featured makerspace with all the fabrication tools that your imagination may require!

 
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Study without desire spoils the memory,
and it retains nothing that it takes in.

Leonardo da Vinci

 


 
 

Our Programs

Bolts & Bytes Maker Academy is a fully equipped educational makerspace that offers after school STEM classes, weekend classes, and STEM Summer Camps in Jacksonville Beach, FL. We combine maker technology like 3D printing, coding, robotics, electronics and drones with a fully featured makerspace. We are here to guide, encourage, stimulate and excite our students about their world and the vast possibilities that it offers them.

 

3D Printing

If you can design it on a computer, we can print it on our 3D printers! This class introduces students to computer-based
design tools and basic 3D printing and fabrication techniques.
 

Inventor's Workshop

Hand-on projects that mix programmable electronics with new fabrication skills and tools. What will we create? What can you dream up?


Micro-Drone Racing Pilot School

Learn to pilot "Tiny Whoop" class drones (micro-quadcopters with onboard video cameras) and test your skills on our custom-built indoor race course.

Combat Robotics

What more do we need to say? It’s bot vs. bot in the Bolts & Bytes Battle Bot Arena! Get ready for a crash course in building and battling your own combat robot — this class covers basic bot building, RC electronics, offensive weapon design, defensive strategy and more. We provide all the hardware — you bring your competitive spirit, tinkering skills and be READY TO BATTLE!
 

Challenge Robotics

The perfect introduction to robotics! Bots do more than just battle — we’re going to build custom robots to solve fun problems and explore engineering challenges. Students are challenged to build a new robot design each session to complete the challenge of the day. Creative thinking is a must for this class!

 
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