July 9 – 13: How To Make (Almost) Anything
July 16 – 20: World Builders – Design and Make a Shared Cityspace
July 23 – 27: Sustainable Prototyping
July 30 – August 3: 3D Video Engineering with Arduino, 3D Printers and Virtual Reality
The Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College is offering youth, ages 11 – 16 the chance to flex their creativity in our new makerspace. All camps are taught by instructors with engineering and teaching expertise.
Realize your most innovative creative ideas in KCI’s new makerspace. In the How To Make (Almost) Anything camp, youth will explore tools and techniques of the makerspace, which includes laser cutters, 3D printers, vinyl cutters, sewing machines, micro-controllers with LED lights and physical computing. They will go through a design thinking process, which will allow them to imagine and fabricate their own innovations while gaining STEAM skills in a fun, playful environment. Each day campers will gain experience with new tools and, by the end of the week, create a final project based on the full week’s work. Taught by instructors with engineering and teaching expertise, this five day camp is appropriate for ages 11 – 16. Register Now
Build a fantasy world with the machines and techniques of a makerspace. In the beginning of the week, campers will define the physical boundaries of a room-scale city that they will build throughout the week. Limited only by their imaginations and the tools of the makerspace, they will populate the city with elements that move, light up and interact. They will use machines such as the laser cutter, 3D printers, vinyl cutters and create interactions using basic circuits and micro-controllers. Each morning campers will learn how to use different machines and tools and then incorporate their new knowledge into their afternoon making process. By the end of the week, the campers will have created a shared world of their own creation. They will share their creations with their parents on the last day of camp. Taught by instructors with engineering and teaching expertise, this five day camp is appropriate for ages 11 – 16. Register Now
Take a design thinking journey into the oceans, with artist and educator, Corinne Takara. Engage in CAD focused design challenges related to the Ocean Plastic Community Project while you learn about sustainable prototyping. Campers will learn about plastic, recycling, and 3D design/printing. 3D print real or imagined sea life, fish, marine plants, coral reefs. Campers will explore the beauty of our oceans, how we are treating them, and how we can make them healthier. Campers will prototype with cardboard and other recycled materials using the laser cutter & vinyl cutter, vector tools (Illustrator and Inkscape.) The will 3D print with PLA and exotic materials including Algix algae filament. Register Now
3D Video Engineering will introduce youth to various video, circuit and 3D technologies. Campers will create a number of projects including 3D video production for YouTube; 3D design, modeling and printing; light, music and motion controlled by Arduino; and group problem solving using virtual reality. Through the week, youth will experiment and invent applying engineering design processes. They will learn:
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 9:00 – 4:00 with an hour for lunch
Location: The Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022