Join us this summer for a variety of fun camps.

Camps we offer are listed below. Click the name to jump to a description and dates/cost. You can purchase tickets on eventbrite. We also offer need based scholarships. View the camps and then you can apply for a scholarship


 

Guidelines:

  • Each camp is limited to 10 participants so that campers get personal attention .
  • A minimum of 5 campers are needed for a camp to be offered. 
  • All camps are at Illinois MakerLab, Business Instructional Facility (BIF), Room 3030
  • Please check the age requirement for each camp before registering.
  • All prices listed below exclude the fees charged by Eventbrite, the website we use for bookings
  • Please fill out the Waiver forms for minors and bring with you to the session
  • Refund Policy: If you cancel ...
    • More than 30 Days prior to event - Full Refund
    • 14 -30 days prior to event - 50% refund
    • 7-14 days prior to the event - No refund but we offer 50% credit for another event of choice.
    • Less than 7 days - No refund
  • Day Care Policies:
    • Day care will be provided from 12-1pm and 4-5pm for a cost of $10 per hour. 
    • If your child is staying through the lunch hour, please pack or order for delivery(See address above)  a nut free meal. 
    •  Parents can drop kids off starting at 8:30am for no extra charge.
  • Need based Scholarships - For applicants who need a scholarship for this camp, please fill out this form and we will get back to you after reviewing the details. These scholarships are possible due to a grant by the Infosys Foundation
  • Have a question? Contact us
  • Contact us for Private Events or Birthday Parties.

Adventures in 3D Modeling and Printing

Creative problem solving at its best! This camp introduces you to a new world of problem solving. That is the world of 3D printing! Participants will gain a competence in the basics of 2D and 3D design and design thinking, as well as operations of 3D scanning and desktop 3D printing. Once mastered, participants will formed into teams of three members where they will creatively solve a design problem using the concepts taught. Students will engage in hands-on and iterative 3D printing activities to demonstrate the knowledge and design skills gained through the camp. Get your thinking caps on and join us in solving a design problem with 3D printing!

Ages: 10-14 years & 13-17 years

Hours: 3 hours a day – FIVE days a week

When (Ages 10-14 years):

~May 29- June1 – 1:00pm-4:30 pm

~June4-8 –1:00pm-4:00 pm

~June 18-22 – 9:00am-12:00pm

Tuition: $119

Prerequisites: None

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Minecraft + 3D Printing Camp

Join us for an educational and a fun camp for the world of Minecraft! Minecraft camp is a great learning opportunity centered on teaching  design, and 3D modeling, scanning and printing tools and processes. It provides participants the opportunity to learn creative world-building and the fundamentals of digital modeling principles using variety of digital prototyping tools such as Tinkercad, Cura and 3D printers. Participants will build their imaginary world in the digital world of Minecraft and 3d print their digital buildings using 3D printers.

Ages: 10-15

When:
~ July 5-6 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Two(full) day camp. (There will be a break for lunch. Please pack lunch and we are a nut free zone please!)

~July 23-27- 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 

~July 30-Aug 3- 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

 

Tuition:  $99

Prerequisites: None

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Build A 3D Printed Talking Bot

Learn how to build a talking bot, using a raspberry pi(a small computer),and then 3d print its shell and make it talk to you.You will also learn 3d modeling and printing to build a customized version of the bot and then program/assemble the electronics.

The price of the workshop includes the raspberry pi and peripherals required to make the bot. You will get to take the bot home and can use the raspberry pi for many other cool projects, or just use it as a small computer.

Age: 13-17 years

Time: 3 hours a day – FIVE days a week

When:

**CANCELLED

Tuition:  $149 (includes $50 materials fee)

Prerequisites: None

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Bundle: Online Course + In Person Experience with 3D printing

Throughout this course, participants will gain valuable experience about how 3D printers work, what people can make and explore the 3D printing ecosystem. This course will dive into the future of 3D printing and how this technology has already shaped our world. Participants will learn the how 3D printing is being applied across numerous domains, including design, manufacturing, and retailing.

Format:  Participants will complete over 7 hours of online material consisting of videos followed by quizzes and assessments. After completion of the online material, participants will attend all 4 of our Thursday workshops (Basic 3D Printing, 3D Design with Tinkercad, 3D Design with Fusion 360 and 3D scanning) to apply their newfound knowledge in an hands on setting.

When: ~Course starts at the beginning of each month in June/July)

Cost: $99

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Online Course Only

Learners who complete this course will obtain a rich understanding of the capabilities of 3D printing and how to think about designing objects for this new technology. This course will be divided into 2 mini-courses:

~Mini-Course 1  will demonstrate how 3D printers work, show what people make with them, and examine the 3D printing ecosystem.

~Mini-Course 2  will help you understand how 3D printing is being applied across a number of domains, including design, manufacturing, and retailing and discuss people are using this technology to solve problems.

Format: This course will be online content only.  Over 7 hours of video lectures participants will learn a variety of 3D printing.

Cost: $59

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Design Thinking- CityX Camp

Join us for this innovative camp where teams of students help settle humans on a new alien planet. Humans have staked out an area for their first city, City X. However, they need inventions that solve challenges relating to health, safety, communication, transportation, and more. These inventions are to be created by a vast team of young designers all around Earth. It’s up to the City X designers – teams of students – to solve the real-world problems of 32 characters living in City X. During the camp, students use the Stanford d.school design process along with 3D modeling and printing technologies to invent, prototype, and test their solutions.

Ages: 9-13 years & 10-14 years

Time: 3 hours a day – FOUR days a week in June , and FIVE days a week in July 

When (Ages 9-13 years):

~June 25-28 – 9:00am-12:00pm

~June 25-28 –1:00pm-4:00pm

When (Ages 10-14 years):

~July 16-20 – 9:00 am-12:00 pm

~July 23-27 – 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

Tuition: $59

Prerequisites: None

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Drone + 3D Printing Camp

 

3d Print your own mini-drone, once you learn how to code, and create a 3d Design. Each participant will gain hands-on experience using a 3D printer and CAD software (OpenScad) to customize a design for a drone, and assemble electronics to create their very own radio controlled mini-drone. On the last day, show off your drones and we might even have a drone race. May the best pilot win! You take your drone with you.

Ages: 13-17 years

Time: 3 hours a day – FIVE days a week

When:

~June 11-15 – 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Tuition:  $139 (includes $40 materials fee)

Prerequisites: None

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3D Printing Inventions

(Offered in partnership with the FabLab) Participants in this camp will learn to use powerful 3D modeling software to try to solve engineering challenges alone and as a team. Participants will design and test their models and will learn about the process of rapid prototyping while being exposed to principles and tools used in professional design. This included the basics of freehand sketching, parametric and freeform modeling, and the mechanics of 3D printing. Additionally, participants gain exposure to design thinking, spatial logic, problem solving, and coordination.

Ages: 13-17 years

Time: 3 hours a day – FIVE days a week

When:

~July 9-13 – 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tuition: $129

Prerequisites: None

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Digital Maker Certificate

The Digital Maker Certificate is a visible symbol that you possess the knowledge and skills to design, scan, and print 3D objects. In addition, it certifies to others that you are well versed with cutting-edge 3D tools such as 3d printers/scanners, platforms such as Thingiverse.com , and software such as Tinkercad, and Autodesk Fusion 360. A growing number of firms are recognizing the revolutionary potential of 3D printers. Thus, those with 3D printing skills are in high demand! At a more personal level, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have the ability to turn your ideas into objects and your objects into ideas!

Ages: 15 + (kids age 11-14 allowed with adult)

Hours: 90 minutes

When*: Thursday Evenings 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Tuition: $15 per workshop

Prerequisites: None

*Summer series runs from first week of June to end of July

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