Open up a world of hands-on problem solving that helps kids gain confidence, work as a team, solve difficult problems, and discover how the fun they are having now can be part a career in engineering, science, technology, or any other career they can dream of. The Urban Workshop Level 1 program runs for 12 weeks and introduces students to a wide selection of hand tools with a variety of materials. The goal of this program is to learn how to use basic hand tools, and help develop the “feel” needed to successfully work with different materials and mechanical systems. This understanding of the hand tools will provide a solid foundation for the level 2 – 4 programs, where increasingly more powerful tools will be introduced along with more complicated projects. Participants will learn to use the following tools and software: mechanics hand tools, wood working hand tools, laser etcher, 3D printer, vacuum former, silk screener, basic sewing, silicone molding, basic electronics, Corel Draw, and OnShape 360 CAD software.