July 5th – August 27th, 2021

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. 

  • Eight Weeks to Choose From: July 5 – August 27, 2021

  • Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3:30pm

  • Youth Ages 12-17 (VR Programs are for ages 13 & up only)

  • 37 Talcott Street, Hartford CT 06103

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

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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Choose 1 Week Or Schedule Multiple Weeks

WEEK 1: JULY 5TH – 9TH

Create It > Live It
Virtual Reality Game Design & Beyond

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 or Oculus Quest.

What’s the takeaway:

No experience necessary to sign up for this program. Students will learn C++ programming basics, the basics of Unity Game Engine, and end the week having made a VR game! After the program, students will take their VR headsets, code, and course materials home with them.

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

Course Fee: $300 + Materials: $300
Total Enrollment: $600
Members Save 10% with promo code
ACT FAST — ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Week 2: July 12th – 16th

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 12-17 only.

Course Fee: $300 + Materials: $35
Total Enrollment: $335
Members Save 10% with promo code
ACT FAST — ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Week 3: July 19th – 23rd

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 12-17 only.

Course Fee: $300 + Materials: $130
Total Enrollment: $430
Members Save 10% with promo code
ACT FAST — ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Week 4: July 25th – 30th

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 12-17 only.

Course Fee: $300 + Materials: $250
Total Enrollment: $550
Members Save 10% with promo code

WEEK 5: AUGUST 2ND – 6TH

Create It > Live It
Virtual Reality Game Design & Beyond

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 or Oculus Quest.

What’s the takeaway:

No experience necessary to sign up for this program. Students will learn C++ programming basics, the basics of Unity Game Engine, and end the week having made a VR game! After the program, students will take their VR headsets, code, and course materials home with them.

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

Course Fee: $300 + Materials: $300
Total Enrollment: $600
Members Save 10% with promo code

WEEK 6: AUGUST 9TH – 13TH

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 12-17 only.

Course Fee: $300 + Materials: $35
Total Enrollment: $335
Members Save 10% with promo code

WEEK 7: AUGUST 16TH – 20TH

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 12-17 only.

Course Fee: $300 + Materials: $130
Total Enrollment: $430
Members Save 10% with promo code

WEEK 8: AUGUST 23RD – 27TH

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 12-17 only.

Course Fee: $300 + Materials: $250
Total Enrollment: $550
Members Save 10% with promo code

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.  

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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:
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.

Please note: Holiday 2021 schedule:

Sun, Jul 4, 2021: CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
Wed, Nov 24, 2021: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Thu, Nov 25, 2021: CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Fri, Dec 24, 2021: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Sat, Dec 25, 2021: CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
Fri, Dec 31, 2021: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Sat, Jan 1, 2022: CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY

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