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COSI is now closed

Tech Studio

Tech Studio Hours:

Wednesdays (3pm-5pm) and Saturdays (12pm-5pm)

Special Note: COSI's Tech Studio is now open for kids of all ages and their parents (activities best suited for children ages 8+). During these hours, Tech Studio is free, regardless of COSI admission.

COSI's Tech Studio offers multimedia activities for all ages, including 3D modeling/printing, music recording, video production, digital art, coding, and animation. The studio is open, and free, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Tech Studio utilizes the following hardware/software:

3D Modeling/Printing
- Autodesk software and additional freeware
- Multiple 3D printers*
- 3D scanning

Music Creation
- Logic Pro X, and Garageband software for recording and mixing
- Midi controllers
- Condenser microphones

Digital Art
- Adobe’s Illustrator and Photoshop software
- Drawing tablets
- Vinyl cutter*
- Laser cutter*

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

Coding/Programming
- Microcontrollers
- Electronics prototyping
- Soldering
- MIT's Scratch software and platforms for game design

* commercial use not permitted

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)228-2674 x2010.

Workshop topics include: 3D modeling/printing/scanning, music creation/audio recording, video production, digital art/graphic design, coding/programming. Workshops recommended for 5th grade and up.

Current Workshops:

3D Modeling
Saturday, February 18
10am - 12pm
Participants will learn to use Autodesk's 123D design software for 3D modeling. Through assistance from Tech Studio educators, participants will create a 3D model of a logo of their choosing. Additionally, 3D printing basics will be discussed, and Tech Studio 3D printers will be on display.

Member: $25
Nonmember: $30


Reserve Here

Music Creation
Saturday, April 15
10am - 12pm
Using Apple's Logic Pro X software, participants will learn to create music with virtual instruments (midi controllers) and drum machines. Additionally, participants will explore Hydrogen, a free drum machine application.

Member: $25
Nonmember: $30


Reserve Here

Video production
Saturday, March 18
10am - 12pm
Participants will work with the DSLR cameras and learn basic camera functions: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, frame rates. Using these functions, they will learn to light, frame, shoot, and capture audio for a documentary-style interview, while exploring the use of different lenses. Additionally, participants will explore Adobe's Premiere software for video editing.

Member: $25
Nonmember: $30


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Electronics Prototyping
Saturday, January 21 or Saturday, May 20
10am - 12pm
Participants will receive an introduction to the Arduino language (a branch of C/C++) in order to construct basic circuits using the Arduino Uno controller and solderless breadboard. They will also write code to take input from sensors to control LED lights.

Member: $25
Nonmember: $30


Reserve Here

Tech Studio is a partner of SURGE Columbus. SURGE Columbus is a collaborative of museums, libraries, and media organizations in Columbus, Ohio empowering teens to discover and pursue their learning interests outside of school by connecting them with mentors, digital and cultural resources, and each other.

For more information, visit surgecolumbus.org

Support provided by:

  •     Harry C. Moores Foundation

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