Project Make

A 21st century shop class where students use state-of-the-art tools to make wonderful things.

Project Make offers a unique and exciting opportunity for students to explore, discover and create through a variety of hands-on projects and activities. We learn to use some of the coolest tools available for creating and inventing: a laser cutter, a vinyl cutter, multiple 3D printers, and multiple CNC machines. We also do interesting small group activities (for example, popsicle stick bridges, tallest tower) and many hands-on activities including compressed air rockets. You have a chance to be creative with every assignment. There is no homework.

Project Make satisfies the practical art elective requirement for graduation and is open to all Analy students grades 9 through 12. Sign up for Project Make during online registration.

If you have questions about the program feel free to contact Mr. Hays at or by stopping by the Maker Lab (TC1) during Tutorial. You may also visit Mr. Hays' web site here: .

Photos of recent activities:

Elephant 3D printing in progress...

Elephant printed!

Wooden holiday ornament created on laser cutter.

Necklace pendant cut and engraved on laser cutter.

Last year we built popsicle stick bridges and hot glue.

Here is a bridge under stress.

Little people created on laser cutter.

Very efficient storage of tennis balls created using only cardboard.

Each student created a hanging name-tag last year on the laser cutter.