The Maker Studio encourages Bentley students to be creative and innovative by providing engaging design challenges and opportunities to work on guided and unguided personal passion projects.
Students have access to and training for a variety of tools, machines, materials and crafting supplies. While working in the makerspace, they become familiar with the design process and utilize its emphasis on trying novel ideas and learning from failures to create unique solutions to design challenges.Students can choose from a variety of electives that meet in the Bentley lab.
These electives are teacher-led but student-driven and are structured to guide students through the design process as they create their own solutions to design challenges. Courses include:
- Intro to Robotics and Underwater Robotics covers basic and intermediate robot design and coding and allows students the opportunity to design and build their own robots.
- The Maker Studio elective focuses on the design process and allows students to work independently on a variety of projects.
- Outdoor Cooking allows students to use the space to learn basic cooking skills and features meals cooked from ingredients harvested from our own garden and cooked using outdoor stoves, grills, and a pizza oven.