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 STEAM SUMMER CAMPS (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM1250: Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics (Ages 12-17)

Are you ready to start programming your own computer boards or robots and create your own computerized world?

This 5-day camp introduces budding hackers to the powerful Arduino board, which is incredibly versatile, yet accessible even if you have no prior electronics experience. The Arduino is a board that grows with its user – it can be used for increasingly complex projects as you continue to learn and explore the wide world of electronics.

Throughout the week, you will use your Arduino board to make a multitude of different projects, learn to use TechShop's laser cutters to make pieces for the body of your robots, and culminate in your very own robot!

Once you have taken and passed this course, you will be certified to use TechShop's laser cutters.

This week-long summer camp is for makers ages 12–17, Monday through Friday, from 9:30AM–3:30PM.

After-camp extended hours are available to purchase for the week as well. These give you extra time to make use of what you're learning during camp sessions. See Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions for complete details.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics (Ages 12-17)
(Arduino Robotics Summer Camp)
Monday, 7/3/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics (Ages 12-17)
(Arduino Robotics Summer Camp)
Monday, 7/10/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics (Ages 12-17)
(Arduino Robotics Summer Camp)
Monday, 8/14/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM1255: Summer of Creation: Design and Build a Bluetooth Speaker (Ages 12-17)

Start your summer off right by designing and building a custom Bluetooth speaker. In this 5-day camp, participants have the opportunity to explore the entire creative process from invention to fabrication, from idea to finished product. Students will work directly with professionals in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) fields and have the amazing experience of spending a week working in a real-world maker setting.

Day 1 of this camp begins by introducing young innovators to the world of speaker design and sketching. By the end of the day, students will have settled on a size and drawn custom speaker designs.

On Day 2, students learn how to use the woodshop to start turning their speaker design into physical products. The woodshop is incredibly versatile – it keeps up with the most active imaginations and lends itself to other areas of making.

On Day 3, students learn how to use the laser cutters and plastic bender to shape and bend acrylic. The laser cutter and plastic bender are fast ways to turn an idea into reality and can be used on a wide variety of maker projects.

Days 4–5 lead students through the production process as they finish their custom speaker and work with the instructor to realize their creation.

Participants who successfully pass this course are certified to use the Universal laser cutters, Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers, and the CNC vinyl cutter at TechShop.

This week-long summer camp is for kids ages 13–17, and runs Monday–Friday from 9:30AM–3:30PM.

After-camp extended hours are available to purchase for the week as well! These provide extra time to make use of what is being learned during camp sessions. See Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions for full details.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build a Bluetooth Speaker (Ages 12-17) Monday, 7/17/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build a Bluetooth Speaker (Ages 12-17) Monday, 8/7/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM1256: Summer of Creation: Build a Custom Computer (Ages 12-17)

Have you ever wanted a powerful custom-built computer? Have you wondered what the components inside a computer do and how they work together?

This 5-day camp is perfect for youth ages 12–17 who want to make their own personal desktop computer from scratch. Students will learn vector drawing, laser etching, and basic electronics as they personalize their computer with unique colors, acrylic sides, and LED lights. Then they will dive beneath the surface of standard computer-user knowledge to explore the mysteries of both hardware and software as they assemble their computer from a collection of parts.

At the end of the week, each participant will take home their new personalized computer and have an understanding of how to upgrade it in the future. Surf the Internet, play games, and write book reports...all on a machine you built yourself!

Note: You must purchase your own kit of parts to assemble before the first day of class. The computer you make will be a versatile and long-lasting investment. And while there are three price points for the kits available, each assembled computer will have the same functionality. The processing power and speed increase at each level. Even the basic computer is more powerful than a typical Mac computer!

Please purchase from the instructor-suggested computer kits below. Note that pricing, availability, and versions of these parts occasionally change online, so if you have any questions about incompatibility, cost, etc., please write to STEAM.dca@techshop.com. The above options do not include a display or a keyboard/mouse. Here are a couple purchase options recommended by the instructor: This 30 hour week-long summer camp is for kids ages 12–17, Monday through Friday, from 9:30AM–3:30PM.



2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Build a Custom Computer (Ages 12-17)
(Custom Computer Camp)
Monday, 6/26/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Build a Custom Computer (Ages 12-17)
(Custom Computer Camp)
Monday, 7/31/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM1249: Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 8-12)

Calling all young innovators! Welcome to your summer of creation.

In this 5-day camp, participants have the opportunity to explore the entire creative process, from idea to finished product. Students will work directly with professionals in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) fields and have the amazing experience of spending a week working in a real-world maker setting.

DAY 01: 2D Design and Graphics
These young innovators will first learn industry-standard 2D design software. They will create digital drawings that will be used to make physical products on the laser cutter and vinyl cutter the next day.

DAY 02: Laser Cutter & Vinyl Cutter
Students will implement their new software skills and use their Adobe Illustrator drawings to laser cut and etch professional-quality creations and vinyl cut custom stickers.

DAY 03: 3D Modeling & 3D Printer
Students will spend the morning learning 3D modeling with Tinkercad by Autodesk, a cloud-based modeling program. Since TechShop has every Autodesk modeling program, it sets the students up to continue to grow into more advanced programs. Then they will print their creations on the Makerbot 3D printer.

DAYS 04-05: Final Project
Instructors will lead students through the design process as they go from idea to reality using the amazing CNC machinery at TechShop.

Participants who successfully pass this course are certified to use the Universal laser cutters, Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers, and the CNC vinyl cutter at TechShop.

This week-long summer camp is for kids ages 8–12, Monday through Friday, from 9:30AM-3:30PM. Lunch will be from 12:00PM-12:30PM. Please pack a lunch for your child to eat during this time or feel free to sign them out for the break.


After-camp extended hours are available to purchase for the week as well! These will give your budding maker extra time to make use of what they are learning during camp sessions. See "Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions" at the bottom of the page for full details.

Since the shop is closed on July 4th, camp during that week will be held on Monday, July 3rd, and Wednesday, July 5th, through Saturday, July 8th. Extending the camp through Saturday will provide students with the same amount of instructional time as other camps throughout the summer.

8 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 8-12) Monday, 6/26/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 16 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 8-12) Monday, 7/3/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 8-12) Monday, 7/10/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 8-12) Monday, 7/17/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 8-12) Monday, 7/24/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 16 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 8-12) Monday, 7/31/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 16 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 8-12) Monday, 8/7/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 16 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 8-12) Monday, 8/14/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM1252: Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 12-17)

Calling all young innovators! Welcome to your summer of creation.

In this 5-day camp, participants have the opportunity to explore the entire creative process, from idea to finished product. Students will work directly with professionals in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) fields and have the amazing experience of spending a week working in a real-world maker setting.

DAY 01: 2D Design and Graphics
These young innovators will first learn industry-standard 2D design software. They will create digital drawings that will be used to make physical products on the laser cutter and vinyl cutter the next day.

DAY 02: Laser Cutter & Vinyl Cutter
Students will implement their new software skills and use their Adobe Illustrator drawings to laser cut and etch professional-quality creations and vinyl cut custom stickers.

DAY 03: 3D Modeling & 3D Printer
Students will spend the morning learning 3D modeling with Tinkercad by Autodesk, a cloud-based modeling program. Since TechShop has every Autodesk modeling program, it sets the students up to continue to grow into more advanced programs. Then they will print their creations on the Makerbot 3D printer.

DAYS 04-05: Final Project
Instructors will lead students through the production process as they create their own projects and work with their instructor to realize their creations. Go from

Participants who successfully pass this course are certified to use the Universal laser cutters, Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers, and the CNC vinyl cutter at TechShop.

This week-long summer camp is for kids ages 12–17, Monday through Friday, from 9:30AM-3:30PM. Lunch will be from 12:00PM-12:30PM. Please bring a lunch or money to buy lunch from the local restaurants.


After-camp extended hours are available to purchase for the week as well! These will give your budding maker extra time to make use of what they are learning during camp sessions. See "Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions" at the bottom of the page for full details.Since the shop is closed on July 4th, camp during that week will be held on Monday, July 3rd, and Wednesday, July 5th, through Saturday, July 8th. Extending the camp through Saturday will provide students with the same amount of instructional time as other camps throughout the summer.

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 12-17) Monday, 7/3/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 12-17) Monday, 7/10/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 12-17) Monday, 7/17/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 12-17) Monday, 7/24/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 12-17) Monday, 7/31/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build (Ages 12-17) Monday, 8/14/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM1253: Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics (Ages 12-17)

In Basic Electronics STEAM camp, you will learn foundational electronics concepts related to electricity, circuits, electronic measurement, and soldering. This includes learning basic solder and flux types, safe soldering practices, and soldering iron maintenance.

By the end of the week, you will be able to begin working on your own electronics projects!

Projects include using solder and a soldering iron to make small stick figures as well as soldering electronic "through-hole" components for electronic printed circuit board assembly (PCBs). You will also learn how to use TechShop's laser cutters in order to fabricate parts needed for this course.

Once you successfully pass this course you will be certified to use the laser cutters at TechShop.

This week-long summer camp is for makers ages 13–17, Monday through Friday, from 9:30AM–3:30PM.

After-camp extended hours are available to purchase for the week as well. This provides extra time to make use of what you're learning during camp sessions.



2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics (Ages 12-17) Monday, 6/26/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics (Ages 12-17) Monday, 7/24/17 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM536: Maker Sessions

Are you enrolled in one of our summer camps? This add-on gives STEAM students the chance to show up at TechShop starting at 30 minutes early at 9AM and stay as late as 6PM every day of camp.

Participants in Maker Sessions will continue to work with the help of instructors on their projects using TechShop's high tech machines.

This package must be purchased with an enrollment in one of our Summer of Creation camps and prior to the first day of camp.

A Maker Session must be purchased for each camper participating.



8 sessions currently scheduled:
    Maker Sessions Monday, 6/26/17 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Maker Sessions Monday, 7/3/17 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Maker Sessions Monday, 7/10/17 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Maker Sessions Monday, 7/17/17 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Maker Sessions Monday, 7/24/17 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Maker Sessions Monday, 7/31/17 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Maker Sessions Monday, 8/7/17 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Maker Sessions Monday, 8/14/17 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee