July 6th - August 28th, 2020

CAD Design / Robotics
Coding / 3D Printing / VR

Youth Summer STEM Program
For Ages 12-17

MakerspaceCT is offering exciting summer youth programming in CAD Design, Raspberry Pi, Circuits, & Programming, Robotics with Arduino, 3D Printing & Product Design and Intro to Virtual Reality with Unity & Oculus Go. 

COVID-19 NOTICE: Our #1 goal is to maintain a clean and safe environment that safeguards your health. Click here to learn more.

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  • July 6 - August 28, 2020

  • Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 3:30pm

  • Youth Ages 12-17

  • 960 Main Street, Hartford CT 06103

  • Protocols in place including sanitization, physical distancing and guidelines to keep everyone safe.

Week 1: July 6th - 10th

CAD Basics

What’s it about:
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) plays an important role in the engineering process. It enables engineers and designers to sketch ideas and visualize solutions. Students will learn how to create 2D and 3D models using commercial parametric CAD software. Students will 3D print some of their designs to take home.
What’s the takeaway:
  • Basics of Parametric 2D/3D Modeling
  • Foundations for creating simple and complex parts and assemblies
  • How to measure a physical object, understand scale, and translate that knowledge into a digital design.
  • How to set up views and create assemblies from multiple parts

$500
Incl. Course Fee: $470 + Materials: $30

Week 2: July 13th - 17th

Intro to Virtual Reality with Unity & Oculus Go

What’s it about:

In this course, students will learn the basics of design and programming for Virtual Reality using the Unity Game Engine. This course extends knowledge of basic programming to teach students to build their own unique projects using Oculus Go. Students will learn C++ programming basics, the basics of the Unity Game Engine, and end the week having made (and even refined) several VR games. At the end of the week, students will take their Oculus Go headsets, code, and course materials home with them.

What’s the takeaway:
  • Unity Game Engine setup & Basics - 3D modeling basics with Blender
  • C++ basics
  • 3D modeling basics with Blender

$625
Incl. Course Fee: $470 + Materials: $155

Week 3: July 20th - 24th

Robotics with Arduino

What’s it about:

Students dive into a week-long program in robotics and electrical engineering! Learn basic programming and electronic circuitry skills and apply them using Sparkfun’s Arduino RedBot platform. Teach your robot to navigate a maze, and end the week with a balloon-popping competition! At the end of the week, students will bring their robots home to continue the learning!

What’s the takeaway:
  • Students will learn programming in the Arduino environment
  • Creating electronic circuits
  • Troubleshooting and logical problem-solving.

$600
Incl. Course Fee: $470 + Materials: $130

Week 4: July 27th - 31st

3D Printing & Product Design

What’s it about:

Students will learn how to create 3D models using professional CAD software, feel comfortable going through the 3D Printing Process with Prusa i3 MK3s and similar 3D Printers and slicing 3D models with CURA, and think like a product designer.
What’s the takeaway:
  • Students will develop skills in “Design Thinking” and invent a product that solves a real-life problem.
  • They’ll gain knowledge in 3D Modeling using parametric CAD software, create and print working parts.
  • Also, they’ll take a project from idea to a clean and presentable prototype.

$525
Incl. Course Fee: $475 + Materials: $50

Week 5: August 3rd - 7th

CAD Basics

What’s it about:
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) plays an important role in the engineering process. It enables engineers and designers to sketch ideas and visualize solutions. Students will learn how to create 2D and 3D models using commercial parametric CAD software. Students will 3D print some of their designs to take home.
What’s the takeaway:
  • Basics of Parametric 2D/3D Modeling
  • Foundations for creating simple and complex parts and assemblies
  • How to measure a physical object, understand scale, and translate that knowledge into a digital design.
  • How to set up views and create assemblies from multiple parts

$500
Incl. Course Fee: $470 + Materials: $30

Week 6: August 10th - 14th

3D Printing & Product Design

What’s it about:

Students will learn how to create 3D models using professional CAD software, feel comfortable going through the 3D Printing Process with Prusa i3 MK3s and similar 3D Printers and slicing 3D models with CURA, and think like a product designer.
What’s the takeaway:
  • Students will develop skills in “Design Thinking” and invent a product that solves a real-life problem.
  • They’ll gain knowledge in 3D Modeling using parametric CAD software, create and print working parts.
  • Also, they’ll take a project from idea to a clean and presentable prototype.

$525
Incl. Course Fee: $475 + Materials: $50

Week 7: August 17th - 21st

Raspberry Pi, Circuits, &
Programming with DIY Laptop

What’s it about:
This course extends knowledge of basic programming and circuitry to teach students to build their own unique projects using the Raspberry Pi and a variety of sensors. Students will learn Python programming basics, electronic circuits, Linux basics, and remote communication with a Raspberry Pi. At the end of the week, students will take their Raspberry Pi-powered laptops, code, and course materials home with them!
What’s the takeaway:
  • Students will develop skills with Raspberry Pi Setup & Basics
  • They will understand Command Line / Terminal Interfaces, Python Coding and will develop a knowledge in Electronic Circuits.

$775
Incl. Course Fee: $470 + Materials: $305

Week 8: August 24th - 28th

Robotics with Arduino

What’s it about:

Students dive into a week-long program in robotics and electrical engineering! Learn basic programming and electronic circuitry skills and apply them using Sparkfun’s Arduino RedBot platform. Teach your robot to navigate a maze, and end the week with a balloon-popping competition! At the end of the week, students will bring their robots home to continue the learning!

What’s the takeaway:
  • Students will learn programming in the Arduino environment
  • Creating electronic circuits
  • Troubleshooting and logical problem-solving.

$600
Incl. Course Fee: $470 + Materials: $130

COVID-19 Notes: MakerspaceCT is reopening to the public on June 2, 2020. Like many businesses, we were closed in response to COVID-19. Our team has worked hard to develop SAFESHOP, a proactive program that follows State of Connecticut public health guidelines provided by the DECD. Our #1 goal is to maintain a clean and safe environment that safeguards your health. Click here to learn more about SAFESHOP. In the event that camp programs are not able to take place at MakerspaceCT, we are establishing practices for students to borrow necessary equipment (computers, tools) and receive delivery of materials so that they may participate remotely.  

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Our mission is to positively impact lives by enabling access, innovation, and education.

Location: 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT.

Operating Hours:
Our physical location in Hartford is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, we are hosting virtual learning opportunties and coordinating efforts to manufacture PPE for first responders

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER: Check our website homepage or Facebook and Twitter for updates for possible changes to our hours of operation.

Please note: Holiday 2020 schedule:

Sat, Jul 4, 2020: CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY
Sun, Apr 12, 2020: CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY
Wed, Nov 25, 2020: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Thu, Nov 26, 2020: CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Thu, Dec 24, 2020: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Fri, Dec 25, 2020: CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
Thu, Dec 31, 2020: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Fri, Jan 1, 2021: CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY

MakerspaceCT is a program of McEIVR, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

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