It’s been three years since Bit Space first opened its doors in Lincoln Square. Since then, we’ve had thousands of kids and teens come to Bit Space for classes, camps, parties, workshops, and field trips. On Sunday, April 15th from 11:00-4:00 we are hosting an Open House to showcase our latest and greatest project to date: Fort Circuit. Attendees ages 6+ will be able to help us build a large wooden fortress, and they will get to create an activator that will allow them to participate in an interactive video game experience that is linked to circuits embedded in the fort. The goal is to show how our physical, built world interacts with the digital world through a fun, hands-on experience. The Open House is free and open to everyone. Participants in the Fort Circuit experience must be at least 6 years old, but no prior experience is necessary.
Bit Space Open House-Lincoln Square
- Sunday, April 15th from 11:00-4:00
- 2541 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago
- Free and open to everyone (must be 6 years old to participate in the Fort Circuit activity)
- (773) 654-1691
About Bit Space: Bit Space is Chicagoland’s premier maker lab for kids and teens–a place where they can learn to use real tools to build real things. Students work with our guides to learn how to use hand tools, power tools, electronics, robotics, 3d printers, laser cutters, CNC milling machines, computer modeling and design software, computer game development software, virtual reality, and new media to design and build just about anything. We try to live up to our goal of inspiring and guiding the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and problem solvers by teaching kids and teens to be producers rather than consumers of technology. Our guides are experts from the fields of architecture, design, engineering, and computer programming. Bit Space offers after-school classes, day-off camps, birthday parties, summer camps, and more. We’ve been in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago since 2015, and we opened our second location in Wilmette in the spring of 2017.