Many school districts and individual schools are setting up or developing further maker labs. It’s a great learning environment for kids but it’s not always easy to optimize how they are set up, to order the best equipment for your needs, to keep the lab safe, and to keep the equipment properly maintained and in good working order. There is nothing worse than a maker lab with a bunch of broken 3D printers sitting unused in the corner because no one know how to use them or fix them!

We have set up many maker labs and operate our own maker lab with a focus on programs for kids and youth so we can help you overcome common mistakes and problems.

PD Days for Educators

We offer PD Days for teachers, librarians, school administrators and other adults interested in learning more about maker technology!

Here is our next hands-on workshop:

In-School Programs

Do you want to get a maker initiative started in your school or just raise awareness of maker technologies and approaches? Perhaps some of your classroom teachers could use help with a classroom demo on 3D printing, electronics, coding, design etc.?

Our Zen Maker Lab staff can come to your school with our Zen Maker Lab and do assemblies, hands on demos and and engaging workshops for some specific grade levels, classes or even your whole school.

We offer in-school programs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9 am and 3 pm.

Our rates are $350 for a two hour time slot, 10 am to noon or noon to 2 pm or $750 for one day (9 am to 3 pm, 6 hours). This assumes one lead instructor and with sessions that include one class (3-4 classes in a day). Prices may vary depending on the number of sessions, students and supplies. Please contact us for a quote.

Equipment Procurement, Setup, Maintenance and Repair

We can help you procure 3D printers as well as to maintain and repair them. You can also purchase 3D printing filament from our online store or from our Zen Maker Location at 276 East 1st Street in North Vancouver.

Please contact us for more information on our services to schools and school districts.