Team Building

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL TEAMBUILDING ACTIVITIES

Below, you’ll find some examples of our team building events offered at Seattle Makers. We’ll do all the teaching and fabricating from our makerspace, you can participate in-person or virtually.

Looking for space for meetings or lunch? We can provide various room layouts for your event needs. Let’s talk!

Prices vary by event (see pricing below). Please contact us at 1-833-2-MAKE-IT or fill out this form to create your custom event today!

Laser Notes

Duration:  2 hours
Difficulty:  Easy
Description: Give your work-from-home office a touch of style with a custom-designed wooden notepad box. Each person on your team will come up with a unique design, and learn how to prepare it for the laser cutter. We’ll laser cut your masterpiece right before your eyes!

You’ll learn basic design skills to turn a drawing or digital image into a unique design. Add a quote, logo, or hand-drawn image, and etch it into a stylish wooden notepad box. Learn about laser cutters and watch your design emerge as a 90 watt laser blasts your design into a one-of-a-kind notepad. You’ll get your notepad box, paper, and everything you need to assemble and glue your box together.

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We will start with an introduction to the makerspace and the exciting tools and opportunities we have here. We’ll then introduce your instructors, as well as the local non-profits we support through our team building events.

Next, you’ll dive into a workshop (35-45 minutes) to learn how to set up your design on Lightburn, the software that runs our laser cutters.  You can download a free 30-day trial of Lightburn here and get instructions on how to set it up here.  We’ll all create a design together, and then you’ll create your own.  Use your free design time to find images online, design something unique in the software, or draw by hand with pen and paper.  Your instructors will help with any questions and offer advice.

When your design is complete, you’ll email your file to the staff-operated lasers.  You can watch the magic happen as your design is etched into your masterpiece in real time.

*Note:  for larger teams, there may not be time to etch every design during your event.  We will etch any remaining designs after the event and they will be available for pickup or shipping within the week.

Finally, every participant chooses an organization to support with a portion of your event’s proceeds.  We’ll snap some team photos of your amazing creativity and say goodbye!

 

Still have questions?  Check out our FAQs.

 

Resources: Download the notepad box design template.  Download stock vector files.
Notepad Box Specs:  assembled custom laser-etched box (4”x4”).  Includes stack of notepaper (3.5”x3.5”).

Pricing: 

In-Person: $1250 minimum for up to 10 participants; $125 for each additional participant.  You will create and assemble a stylish notepad box.

Virtual: $650 minimum for up to 5 participants; $125 for each additional participant.  As you watch on Zoom, we will etch your designs remotely.  Your boxes will be available for pickup or shipping with everything needed for assembly.

Lasers & Coffee

Duration: 3 hours
Difficulty:  Easy
Description:  Design a tumbler featuring a favorite quote, image, or hand-drawn design, and etch it onto a powder-coated, double-walled 16 oz coffee tumbler.

Each person on your team will come up with a unique design, and together we’ll learn how to prepare it for the laser cutter.  Your team will get to watch as our 90 watt laser blasts away the powder coating to reveal your design on the shiny steel underneath.

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We will start with an introduction to the makerspace and the exciting tools and opportunities we have here. We’ll then introduce your instructors, as well as the local non-profits we support through our team building events.

Next, you’ll dive into a workshop (35-45 minutes) to learn how to set up your design on Lightburn, the software that runs our laser cutters. You can download a free 30-day trial of Lighburn here and get instructions on how to set it up here. We’ll all create a design together, and then you’ll create your own. Use your free design time to find images online, design something unique in the software, or draw by hand with pen and paper. Your instructors will help with any questions and offer advice.

When your design is complete, you’ll email your file to the staff-operated lasers. You can watch the magic happen as your design is etched into your masterpiece in real time.

*Note: for larger teams, there may not be time to etch every design during your event. We will etch any remaining designs after the event, they will be available for pickup or shipping within the week.

Finally, every attendee chooses an organization to support with a portion of your event’s proceeds. We’ll snap some team photos of your amazing creativity and you’re on your way!

After the event, we’ll clean up your tumbler with rubbing alcohol to make it positively shine.

 

Still have questions?  Check out our FAQs.

Resources: Download the Miir tumbler design template.  Download stock vector files.

Pricing: 

In-Person: $1250 minimum for up to 10 participants; $125 for each additional participant.  You will create and assemble a stylish coffee tumbler.

Virtual: $700 minimum for up to 5 participants; $135 for each additional participant.  As you watch on Zoom, we will etch your designs remotely.  Your tumblers will be available for pickup or shipping within the week.

TEAM BUILDING FAQs

What is the maximum group size that Seattle Makers can accommodate?
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The maximum group we can accommodate at our in-person events is 50 people, virtual events is 15 people.

 

Where are you located?
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Seattle Makers is now located in Wallingford at 3300 Walllingford Ave North. We’re in the white building at the top of the Wallingford Steps, up the hill from Gas Works Park.  For directions to our space, go here.

 

Do we need design or computer experience to do the team building events like Lasers & Coffee or Laser Notes?
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Nope! If you have no design background, we do a short design primer at the beginning of these events to teach you how to use Lightburn, an open-source design software.  If you’re not comfortable on computers, you can draw your design by hand and we can convert your design into the right format for you.

 

Do you have lower priced options?
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The current available options are listed on this page.  We are currently developing lower priced options.  Stay tuned!

GIVING BACK

We donate 5% of the revenue for each team building event we sell to one of our favorite non profits that support awesome makers and artists in the world. At your event, we’ll give you and your team a brief introduction to each, showcasing why they are INCREDIBLE, and you get to choose which one you want to donate to. So thank YOU for buying a team building event and helping us to give back.

We currently support the following organizations:

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.

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 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.

This local chapter of a national non-profit provides opportunities and a supportive community to female-identifying students in order to broaden participation in tech and provide equitable opportunities to all.  From summer camps to our year-long high school program to our new college program, their programs provide a supportive and welcoming environment for girls and women to learn, create, and do while surrounded by mentors and friends.  Follow ChickTech Seattle on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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