Join us next summer 2018 for a variety of fun camps. Below is a description of our workshops offered through June 2018! sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know when we announce more dates for summer camps!
- 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
- Save with Early Bird tickets but sales for such tickets usually end 20-30 days before the event.
- 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.
- Parents can drop kids off starting at 8:30am for no extra charge.
- Have a question? Contact us
- Contact us for Private Events or Birthday Parties.
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
~May 28- June1 – 1:00pm-4:00 pm
~June4-8 –1:00pm-4:00 pm
~June 18-22 – 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $99(Early bird) or $119
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.
Hours: 3 hours a day – TWO days a week
~ July 5-6 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
~ July 5-6 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Tuition: $79(Early Bird) or $99
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
~May 28 - June 1 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
~June 11-15 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
~June 18-22 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Tuition: $129(Early bird) or $149 (includes $50 materials fee)
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 (June/July)
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: 9-12 or 13-17 years
Time: 3 hours a day – FOUR days a week
~June 25-28 (Ages 9-12) 9:00am-12:00pm
~June 25-28 (Ages 13-17) 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tuition: $49(Early bird) or $59
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
~June 4-8 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
~July 11-15 – 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Tuition: $119(Early bird) or $139 (includes $40 materials fee)
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
*Summer series runs from first week of June to end of July
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.