Join us next summer for a variety of fun camps. Do sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know when we announce camps in spring.


  • 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
  • Bonus*: $10 printing material credit for every participant to use at a later date
  • Please fill out the Waiver forms for minors and bring with you to the session
  • Early Bird tickets usually finish 20-30 days before the event.
  • Refund Policy – Cancellations made..
    • 30 or more days before start date: Full refund minus $25.00 processing fee
    • 15-29 days before start date: 50 percent refund
    • 14 or fewer days before arrival date: 25 percent refund
  • Have a question? Contact us
  • Contact us for Private Events or Birthday Parties.

*Digital Maker Certificate or fidget spinner workshop does not include $10 printing material cost


Come learn the basics of 3D Printing and walk out with a 3d printed custom fidget spinner. We supply one bearing, and you supply the pennies to use as weights. This workshop can be used in lieu of the basic 3d printing workshop, to count towards our maker certificate. Take all four courses to get the certificate.

If you want to use bearings for the three corners of the spinner, each bearing is $2 extra(can be paid in the lab).

Ages: 10 + years

Time: 90 minutes

When: ~July 14 5:30pm to 7:00pm

~July 21 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (full)

~ July 28 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (full)

~ Aug 1  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (spots open)

Tuition: $15

Prerequisites: None

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Design & 3d Print a Board Game

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This camp will teach you how to make a game and design your very own pieces for it! CUDO Plays is partnering with the Illinois MakerLab for a week-long camp, taking participants through the entire process of board game design from brainstorming ideas to creating components. Each session will cover a different aspect from game design, from quick prototyping to envisioning components, with demonstrations on how to model game pieces with 3d modeling software (Tinkercad). Participants will learn how to operate the 3d printers, 3d modeling, and best practices to optimize their 3d print as well.

Participants are encouraged to bring their games home to play and to test! Parents are welcome to attend the final session for the Board Game Showcase and play the final prototypes. All participants will get to take their games home!

CUDO Plays is a local board game design competition that brings board games from idea to reality over the course of six months. We emphasize using local resources to bring your ideas to life! We’re proud to partner with the Illinois MakerLab to offer this week-long version of our competition. Check us out at!

Ages: 13-17 years

Time: 3 hours a day – FIVE days a week

When: ~July 17-21 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Tuition: $99(Early bird) or $119

Prerequisites: None

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Adventures In 3D Modeling & Printing (full)

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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

Hours: 3 hours a day – FIVE days a week

When: ~July 10-14 – 9:00am-12:00 pm

~July 24-28 9:00am-12:00 pm

Tuition: $99(Early bird) or $119

Prerequisites: None

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Minecraft + 3D Printing Camp

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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: 10-14

Hours: 3 hours a day – FIVE days a week

When: ~June 5-9 1:30 to 4:30 pm

-June 26-30 – 1:30 to 4:30 pm

~July 10-14 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Tuition: $99(Early bird) or $119

Prerequisites: None

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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:~June 19-23 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Tuition: $129(Early bird) or $149 (includes $50 materials fee)

Prerequisites: None

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Drones + 3D Printing Camp

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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 12-16 1:30 to 4:30 pm

~July 17-21 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Tuition: $119(Early bird) or $139 (includes $40 materials fee)

Prerequisites: None

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Design Thinking- City X Camp

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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 design process along with 3D modeling and printing technologies to invent, prototype, and test their solutions.

Ages: 9-12 or 13-17 years

Time: 3 hours a day – FOUR days a week

When: ~May 30-June 2 (Ages 9-12) 9-12 pm or 1:30 to 4:30 pm

~August 1-4 (Ages 13-17) 9-12 pm or 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Tuition: $49(Early bird) or $59

Prerequisites: None

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Digital Maker Certificate

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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 , 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

Prerequisites: None

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

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