3D Printing & Engineering Camp

3D Printing Summer Camp

Course Description

3D Printing is the process of making an object using a 3D Printer to build an object from a computer model layer by layer. In this 3D printing camp, students will use professional-grade 3D Printers and Autodesk 123D modeling software to explore the latest industrial design process for prototyping, research, and build solutions. 3D printing allows for rapid and easy prototyping of any creative object that researchers, professionals, and engineers want to test out in the real world.

At our 3D printing summer camp, students will be posed with a series of challenges that will challenge their creativity. Using Computer Automated Design (CAD) and industrial design processes, students will design a solution from scratch, 3D model it, and proceed to test their idea, and refine it through multiple iterations. When students are satisfied with their design, they will learn to 3D Print it and will watch in wonder as the object is created before their own eyes, layer by layer. 

At the end of the week, students will take home their files and 3D printed objects.

Camp Information
Information

Genre:
Engineering

Ages:
10-13

Skill Level:
Beg-Adv

Locations:
Berkeley, Danville

Software & Hardware:

Hours:
9 AM - 5 PM

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Learn 3D Printing

Learn about 3D printing and how to use a 3D printer!

Design Solutions

Find problems and design solutions to them using CAD software!

Prototype & Test

Print out your solutions, test them, refine them, and return home with a finished product!

About 3D Printing & Engineering Camp

Campers learn to:

  • The process of industrial design
  • Research, design, & creativity
  • Concept sketching
  • Building prototypes and creating sophisticated 3D models
  • 3D printing, design, and engineering principles
  • Learn to design 3D models with Autodesk 123D design
  • 3D printing with Autodesk Print Studio
  • Navigating and designing 3D objects in a 3D workspace
Engineering & 3D Printing Camp - 3D Printer & Computer
Engineering Camp - Student working on an electronic circuit

Prior 3D Printing & Engineering Understanding

This camp requires no previous experience in engineering or 3D printing. Each student will be provided their own computer and equipment. Students will share access to the Makerbot Replicator 3D printer but will have their computers with Autodesk 123D design software and Autodesk Print Studio installed.

Equipment and Software Used

In this camp, each camper will have access to a custom-built, high-end computer and a large monitor to allow them to more easily build their 3D models with Autodesk 123D. Students will share access to a Makerbot Replicator 3D printer and will use Autodesk 123D 3D modeling software and Autodesk Print Studio. 

Camp Dates & Registration

Camp Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM (Full Day) | 9 AM – 12 PM (AM) | 1 PM – 4 PM (PM)

Sample Day

Each day at Vision Tech Camps is carefully planned to ensure a personalized learning experience and to ensure that each student meets their individual goals. Our flexible schedule provides time for group instruction, one on one attention, project completion, and teamwork exercises.

7:30 am: Extended Care Check In 

Early check-in for campers who have chosen the AM Extended Care Option – students can choose from a variety of pre-camp activities.

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Rolling Drop off

Check-in and pre-camp activities, including introductions & hardware & computer distribution

9:00 am – 9:15 am: Welcome and review of daily schedule

Students connect with instructors, ask questions, and instructors go over the course outline

9:15 am – 10:30 am: Core Tech Modules

This hour is reserved for work on course skills and may include small group learning, individual learning, or class-wide instruction depending on the particular tech modules being taught

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Break

Students can spend their free time having snacks, drinks, continue working independently, play, reading, or relax on the sofa

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Core Tech Modules

This hour is reserved for work on course skills and may include small group learning, individual learning, or class-wide instruction depending on the particular tech modules being taught

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break

Kids & teens who have ordered our Meal Plan will be provided their hot lunch. Other students may bring their own bag lunch and eat outside under the supervision of camp staff. Students may utilize nearby parks to play and experience the outdoors.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Core Tech Modules

This period is reserved for work on course skills and may include small group learning, individual learning, or class-wide instruction depending on the particular tech modules being taught

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Break

Students can spend their free time having snacks, drinks, continue working independently, play, reading, or relax on the sofa

3:30 pm – 5:00 am: Core Tech Modules & Wrap Up

This period is reserved for work on course skills and may include small group learning, individual learning, or class-wide instruction depending on the particular tech modules being taught. Kids & teens wrap up the day’s projects.

5:00 pm – 5:15pm : Pick up Time

Parents pick up kids & teens who are not enrolled in extended care. 

5:15pm – 6:15pm: Extended Care Pick Up Time

Students in extended care are picked up

Vision Tech Camps Instruction

Real Instruction. Quality STEM Summer Tech Projects

We believe that learning technology should be part of kids & teens summer camp experiences. Summer tech camps offer kids a relaxed and fun way to explore their tech interests and gain an edge for college or university. At Vision Tech Camps, we pride ourselves on building STEM curriculum with concrete learning goals, where teachers initially lead students through lessons with a projector, followed by students doing their own projects on their computers. This way, kids & teens learn the basics and go on to explore their interests, resulting in tech projects that students are proud to call their own at the end of the course.

Beginner through Advanced Students

Our STEM summer camps are designed to accommodate a wide skill range, challenging the most advanced students, while encouraging beginners to take that first step into the field. We achieve that through hiring instructors who are tech savvy, and a technology curriculum that is adjustable for all skill levels. In addition, our low student-to-instructor ratio, which is kept at 8:1 instructor to student ratio – *not* a staff ratio, allows plenty of personalized one-on-one attention during the summer course.

Comfortable & Private Facilities

Since we own our two tech camp facilities at Danville & Saratoga, students feel comfortable and at ease at our facilities. As these are our permanent summer camp locations, we are able to minimize technical difficulties ahead of time and provide the most advanced tech hardware, custom-built computers, and professional grade software to our campers for a more enjoyable summer tech camp.

The Best Computer Camp Instructors

Vision Tech only hires the most passionate and caring instructors who are also experienced in the individual course material they are hired to teach. We train each instructor personally and instill them with Vision Tech teaching practices and values, ensuring that all students have fun in our summer camps, learn skills, and most importantly are inspired to continue their journey long after they have left our summer tech camps.

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