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Located at 72nd Street and Dodge, Do Space is a non-profit organization focused on bridging the technology gap, enabling people to access and learn from technology they may not have had access to. Would. They are, in their words, “a community technology library, digital workplace and innovation playground filled with new opportunities to learn, grow, discover and create.”

Do Space offers classes in basic coding, computer skills, technical vocational skills, and software programs such as their Excel-focused classes. There are community groups for like-minded techies, youth programs for kids from pre-K to eighteen (18), and classes for kids interested in gaming. There are also classes and programs designed to help seniors who want to improve their technical skills or become more familiar with new programs in a stress-free environment.

The organization offers online after-school programs Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m. focusing on a variety of STEM topics from designing, coding, building, and working with UNO students. Parents and guardians can use the Beanstack page to track what their children have completed and earn badges and rewards for their hard work.

The Do Space provides access to all of their on-site technology. They have Windows and Mac, Microsoft Surface Studio 2, Chromebooks, iPads, programming toys for kids, holographic keyboards and trackpads, interview kits, and DVD writers. The organization requires all members eighteen (18) years and older to have ID to borrow this technology, and two (2) hours for laptops and tablets and thirty (30) minutes for tech kits is the limit. They also limit it to two (2) items at a time. The Do Space also has access to a 3D printer that can be used by the public for a small fee. They have a Taz Pro 3D printer that can be reserved for time blocks of up to four (4) hours, and you can use filament from Do Space or bring your own. This is $5/cubic inch of filament + $8/cubic inch of support material + sales tax.

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Earlier this month, Do Space organized a two-day event for the fall break. They offered 100 project kits for kids to take home and build on the 21st, and started drop-in classes on the 22nd to give families something to do together while their kids are out of school. To be. They have schedules for almost every day, which you can find at dospace.org/calendar.

If you would like to help Do Space with their mission, you can donate on their website dospace.org/donate. You can also volunteer to help teach the members there. There are several classifications for volunteering, from helping in classrooms to helping with member services. Volunteers must be sixteen (16) years of age or older and complete an application form. If you are interested, you can find more information by emailing [email protected]

If you want to learn more about Do Space, you can visit their website at dospace.org. You can also follow them on Facebook at Do Space, Twitter @DoSpaceOmaha and Instagram @dospace.

Source: www.omahadailyrecord.com

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