Fall break can be a time to rest and relax your brain – but for some students, it’s the perfect time to try your hand at a future in architecture, engineering or the arts! Arsenal Technical High School is hosting a pair of 1st Maker Space camps and workshops while school is not in session this month.
 
For students in grades 4-8, the 3D Maker Mania Camp is happening October 5-9  and October 12-16 at Morgan Hall. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, students still learn and apply Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills to become a “Maker” and turn their ideas into a machine, architectural masterpiece or a work of art! Campers will learn 3D digital design along with the proper operation of 3D printers. Other maker tools involved in this camp experience include a laser cutter, soft circuits and more!
 
Older students (grades 9-12) can try out the 3D Design & Printing Workshop, also at Tech’s Morgan Hall. The workshop is from 5-8 p.m. October 5-9 and October 12-16. Students who attend the workshop will apply the engineering design process in hands-on activities to develop a new understanding of the 3D printing process. Participants will learn the design and printing process as they create the objects of their own imagination using TinkerCad, 123D Design, Inkscape, Netfabb Basic and Repetier.
 
“It’s all about bringing out the entrepreneurial spirit as students
creatively solve real-world problems in the maker space,” said Career
Technology Center Director Ben Carter. “Instead of pushing down the
information to students, which is the old way of teaching, we’re pulling
the information out of students by letting them create from their own
imaginations.”
 
The cost for the 3D Maker Mania Camp is $179 per session; there is a discount when siblings register for the same session. The cost for 3D Design & Printing Workshop is $89 per session, with a discount for registering for both sessions. For more information or to register for these sessions, click here.