"WE MAKE IT! YOU ESCAPE IT" DESIGN PROJECT - Next Edition!

 

WHAT IS IT?

A group of kids, young and old, built a real escape room experience for kids in October 2017 for the East Bay Mini Maker Faire. It was called "We Build It You Escape It: Haunted Edition" and it was a blast!  Check out pictures on our project/blog page).  We're ready to design and build the next edition as a permanent escape experience inside the Maker Lab.  We need designers and builders to learn and help!

WHEN?

Drop in on either (or both) Tuesday and Thursday nights between 6pm-8pm starting January 9th. We'll attempt to design and build an amazing three or four-room experience to share with the public in just eight weeks (the end of March). See weekly project list below.

WHO CAN JOIN?

Anyone can help!  We need serious 'escape artists:' high school grades, middle schoolers, elementary ages., even adults! Kids 1st grade and under need to be accompanied by a parent.  Everyone will have something to learn and contribute!

HOW WILL IT WORK?

The number of regularly attending designers and builders who join us, as well as their experience and commitment, will set the tone for how fancy our materials and user experience will be. Hopefully we will go beyond cardboard with plywood, electronics and elements such as:

  • real locks, doors and hinges

  • secret doorways 

  • motion sensors

  • moving parts or light and sound affects

Each week will feature a different goal and lesson, pretty much like this: 

Week 1: Plan and design the them with story boards, brainstorm puzzles and special affects

Week 2:  Assign room leaders and groups and begin materials prep and user-experience layout

Week 3-5:  Start building and painting framework and creating room decor, furniture and props.

Week 6-7: Develop user experience props and prompts such as maps, locks, hints and signs.

Week 8: Testing, troubleshooting and redesign where needed

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Pay just $50 if you are a member. (That's 8 weeks, less than $10 per night). Register for "MEMBERS ESCAPE"

 

Non MakerLab members pay $150.  Register for "ESCAPE ONLY" and receive a FREE 3-month Maker Lab membership that includes free drop-in maker time on Saturdays and Sundays.

THEN WHAT?

Prepare for an amazing experience! Let's see where it takes us! Another new edition? A bigger escape experience! The sky's the limit!

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