Team Building

Team Building Events

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
~ John Cleese

TEAMBUILDING ACTIVITIES

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.
— Carl Jung

Below, you’ll find some examples of things your team could play with together during Seattle Makers’ team building events.  We’d love to know what you want to learn or play with; we absolutely adore brainstorming around here, so please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-833-2-MAKE-IT or fill out this form to offer a suggestion or ask a question.  We want to serve you and your team and for you to have a blast!

Pricing:  Team building events start at $125 per person.  Call us at 1-833-2-MAKE-IT or fill out this form to schedule.

3d printing

      

Come learn about 3D printing at the level of detail you’re interested in: Primer, Basic, or Full Certification.  You’ll walk away with a 3D printed, darkness activated flashlight that you’ve assembled yourself!  Let us know you’re interested in this event here.

laser cutting

   

Learn the basics of vector design and laser cutting through designing and custom cutting your own glassware.  Let us know you’re interested in this event here.

Collaborative Artwork

In this activity, we custom create a piece of art for you.  Each member of your team receives one part of the bigger picture to paint, and then all the pieces are assembled into a larger art piece, like the one below.  Let us know you’re interested in this event here.

Size:  Collaborative art pieces can be small (the image above is 3’x4′) or be as large as a full wall mural.
Options:  Smaller, individual prints can be made available at additional cost.

Raspberry pi arcade – Coming Soon

   

Are you jonesing for a fix of your favorite retro arcade games?  Are you looking for a fun challenge to tackle with your friends or coworkers or family?  Do you get a thrill at the idea of buy-one-give-one?  Do you want to support STREAM (science, tech, reading, engineering, art, & math) education for the youth of Seattle?  At our Raspberry Pi Arcade Teambuilding events, you can do all this and more! 

You and your team will get to learn and practice a variety of skills as you build and assemble your very own table-top “Pi-cade” that your team can keep at your home, school, or office.  Let us know you’re interested here.  But wait, there’s more!

Bonus level:  We have partnered with the dynamic duo behind Key Tech Labs to bring this table-top gaming console to the children of Seattle.  Key Tech is a mobile makerspace that teaches outside the box thinking and applied STREAM skills to middle school students.  For each Raspberry Pi Arcade you make with us, we will donate one to Key Tech Labs to assemble with their students.  Let us know you’re interested in this event here.

GIVING BACK

If you’re not reaching back to help anyone then you’re not building a legacy.
— Germany Kent

We donate 5% of our revenue for each team building event we sell to one of our favorite non profits.  At your event, we’ll give you and your team a brief introduction to those non-profits, showcasing why we think they are INCREDIBLE, and you get to choose which one you want to donate the 5% to.   Through this 5% donation, we all get to partner in supporting awesome people doing awesome work to support the makers and artists in the world.  So thank YOU for buying a team building event and allowing us to give back.

We currently support the following organizations:

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Native Girls Code

This year-round club for young Native women provides positive role modeling through strong teachers, mentors and program partners.  Their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) curriculum emphasizes computer coding skills and expands opportunities for healthy futures.  Follow Native Girls Code (and their parent organization, the Na’ah Illahee Fund) on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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Key Tech Labs

Founded by brothers, Adam, Andrew, and Russell Powers, Key Tech is a non-profit mobile makerspace, bringing emerging technology to underrepresented areas.  As issues of systemic racism persist, and gaps in equality and income continue to grow in our society, the Powers brothers teach teach students to program by assessing everyday problems, drafting a solution and prototyping to solve issues themselves, and finally, share their solutions with the world.  Follow Key Tech Labs on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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Art With Heart

For over twenty years, Art with Heart has been spreading the healing power of creative expression to kids experiencing trauma or adversity.  Their therapeutic activity books for youth, and resources for the adults who serve them transform pain into possibility for young people around the world.  This local non-profit is passionate about making sure kids have opportunities to express what’s on their minds and in their hearts.  Follow Art With Heart on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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