Summer 2022: July 5th – July 29th

Virtual Reality / Robotics
Coding / 3D Printing

Youth Summer STEM Program

MakerspaceCT is offering exciting summer youth programming in Virtual Reality, Raspberry Pi, Circuits, & Programming with DIY Laptops, Robotics with Arduino and 3D Printing & Product Design. 

  • July 5th – July 29th 2022

  • Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3:30pm

  • Youth Ages 13-17 

  • On Site at 36 Talcott Street, Hartford CT 06103

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

Sign up below! Choose one week or multiple weeks.
No experience required. These are introductory programs, designed for students new to these technologies!

WEEK 1: JULY 5TH – 9TH 

Design It > Make It
Product Design with 3D Printing

What’s it about:

Students will learn how to create 3D models using professional CAD software while learning to think like a product designer. They will get comfortable going through the 3D printing process by slicing a 3D model with CURA software and then operating 3D printers.

What’s the takeaway:

No experience necessary to sign up for this program. 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 CAD software, create and print working parts. Also, they’ll take a project from idea to a clean and presentable prototype.

Please note: Age range for this program is 13-17 only.

$300 tuition + $185 materials = $485

WEEK 2: JULY 11TH – 15th  

Frame It > Drive It
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:

No experience necessary to sign up for this program. Students will learn programming in the Arduino environment, how to create simple electronics circuits, troubleshooting, and logical problem-solving.

Please note: Age range for this program is 13-17 only.

$300 tuition + $130 materials = $430

WEEK 3: JULY 18TH – 22nd  

Build It > Code It
Raspberry Pi, Circuits, & Programming with DIY Laptops

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:

No experience necessary to sign up for this program. 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.

Please note: Age range for this program is 13-17 only.

$300 tuition + $250 materials = $550

COVID-19 Notes: 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.  

The headquarters for the Maker Movement in Connecticut. 

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

Location: 960 Main St, Hartford, CT

Main Entrance: 36 Talcott St, Hartford CT (Get Directions)

Operating Hours:
We are open with protocols in place to keep everyone healthy and safe.

Operating Hours are — Tuesday: 12pm-9pm / Wednesday: 12pm-9pm / Thursday: 12pm-9pm / Friday: 12pm-10pm / Saturday: 10am-10pm / Sunday: 10am-6pm / Monday: CLOSED

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

Holiday schedule:

Wed, Nov 23, 2022: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Thu, Nov 24, 2022: CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Sat, Dec 24, 2022: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Sun, Dec 25, 2022: CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
Sat, Dec 31, 2022: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Sun, Jan 1, 2023: CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY

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

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