COSI Tech Studio

Tech Studio will be refocusing its efforts into developing and implementing mission-based programs including on-site school and after-school workshops and expanding Tech Studio School’s Out and Summer Camps. As a result, Tech Studio will no longer host open hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Thank you to all who have support Tech Studio in this capacity.

Interested in Tech Studio High School Tech Week, School's Out Camps, Homeschool Labs, or Public Workshops?

Are you a school or community group interested in reserving a program?

3D Printer Jump-Start

Educator Professional Development

Take full control of 3D printing technology and help your students to do the same through Tech Studio's intensive, day-long "3D Printer Jump-Start" course! Experienced COSI educators will guide you through the complete build of a 3D printer. From motor control to print calibration, learn all the ins and outs of exactly how your machine works. At the end of the day, the printer you build comes back to your classroom to be used confidently in curricula throughout the school year.

With more and more career fields embracing additive manufacturing technologies, what better way to get young people excited about innovative STEM education than guiding them through the process of building a machine. Using IMADE3D's education-focused Jellybox 2.0 Maker's DIY Kit, you will construct a piece of lesson-ready additive manufacturing equipment that makes the entire 3D printing process transparent, literally! Best of all, the kits are designed to be torn down so that you can repeat the assembly process with your learners, year after year. Get the training and experience you and your team need to make a 3D printer an integral part of your curriculum, all in a single intensive, exciting, hands-on day of professional development and team building at COSI!


*Tech Studio open hours end after Sept 1st

Tech Studio Team:


Dave Buker

Manager of Tech Studio

Specialties: Music Programming, Audio Recording, Videography, Video Editing


Ryan Westhoven

Tech Studio Educator

Specialties: Coding, Electronics, 3D Modeling/Printing, Videography

What We Offer:

Videography / Photography

  • DSLR cameras, lenses, tripods, lights, microphones
  • Adobe's Premiere Pro software for video editing
  • Green screen compositing
  • 2D, 3D, and stop-motion animation

Music Programming

  • Apple's Logic Pro X software for recording and mixing
  • Midi controllers
  • Condenser microphones

3D Modeling / Printing

  • Autodesk software and additional freeware
  • Multiple 3D printers*
  • 3D scanning

Coding / Programming

  • Microcontrollers
  • Electronics prototyping
  • MIT's Scratch software and platforms for game design

Digital Art

  • Adobe's Illustrator and Photoshop software
  • Drawing tablets
  • Vinyl cutter*
  • Laser cutter*
* commercial use not permitted

Interested in Reserving a Program?


Group Reservation

Interested in booking a workshop in Tech Studio? Contact Dave Buker (Tech Studio Manager) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (614)228-2674x2010.

Comes to You

Outreach Workshops

Tech Studio Outreach Workshops bring COSI's signature inquiry-based, hands-on learning right to your classrom, after school program, or library

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At a Distance

Interactive Videoconferencing

Tech Studio Interactive Video- conferencing Programs connect learners with Tech Studio Educators through a LIVE interactive two-way experience at your location.

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For Your Teachers

Professional Develpment

Tech Studio offers continuing education workshops led by our experienced educators. These workshop experiences are perfect for teachers interested in incorporating new technologies into their classroom

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