In the Spring 2022 Junior Maker Club series, participants will be building a miniature greenhouse with an automated self-watering system. This ultimate STEM project will incorporate a variety of skills and technologies available at the NOVA Fab Lab. Participants will learn how to use a hand miter saw, assemble wood pieces with hammers and finish nails, operate a plastic thermoforming machine, use block coding to program a mini-computer (micro:bit), and integrate electronics including sensors and a water pump. Participants will be able to take home their assembled greenhouse including the micro:bit and other components. The micro:bit can be used and programmed at home for other coding activities with free resources available at www.microbit.org . Open to 4th-8th graders. Sessions will occur at the NOVA Fab Lab (Manassas Campus) from 6:30 pm-8:30pm every Monday from March 28 through April 25. Cost is $234. * We strive to make our activities affordable and accessible to as many as possible in NOVA’s service area. If you need financial assistance in enrolling for this activity, please contact us at email@example.com or at (703) 530-3505.