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3D Printing and Design - Augusta

$310
Calendar Jul 16, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Did you ever wonder how people made all those cool 3D objects? Whether board game pieces or parts of a machine, these parts start as an idea in your imagination, then turned into a 3D object on a computer, and finally are printed on a 3D printer.   At the 3D Design and Printing Camp you’ll do all of these things! Learn the basics of 3D design using SketchUp or TinkerCAD; save your designs and then export them to the 3D printer.   Learn about calibrating the machines; starting and finishing the print; fixing errors; and all the details that make 3D printing both challenging and rewarding.  At the end of the week you get to take home all the cool things you’ve created!

Open to ages 12 to 16.

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 3 payments of $53.33, paid every four weeks

3D Printing and Design - Bangor

$310
Calendar Aug 13, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Did you ever wonder how people made all those cool 3D objects? Whether board game pieces or parts of a machine, these parts start as an idea in your imagination, then turned into a 3D object on a computer, and finally are printed on a 3D printer.   At the 3D Design and Printing Camp you’ll do all of these things! Learn the basics of 3D design using SketchUp or TinkerCAD; save your designs and then export them to the 3D printer.   Learn about calibrating the machines; starting and finishing the print; fixing errors; and all the details that make 3D printing both challenging and rewarding.  At the end of the week you get to take home all the cool things you’ve created!

Open to ages 12 to 16.

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 4 payments of $40.00, paid every four weeks

3D Printing and Design - Portland

$310
Calendar Jul 23, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Did you ever wonder how people made all those cool 3D objects? Whether board game pieces or parts of a machine, these parts start as an idea in your imagination, then turned into a 3D object on a computer, and finally are printed on a 3D printer.   At the 3D Design and Printing Camp you’ll do all of these things! Learn the basics of 3D design using SketchUp or TinkerCAD; save your designs and then export them to the 3D printer.   Learn about calibrating the machines; starting and finishing the print; fixing errors; and all the details that make 3D printing both challenging and rewarding.  At the end of the week you get to take home all the cool things you’ve created!

Open to ages 12 to 16.

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 3 payments of $53.33, paid every four weeks
Full Course

3D Printing and Design - Waterville

$310

with Dick Darling

Calendar Jul 30, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Did you ever wonder how people made all those cool 3D objects? Whether board game pieces or parts of a machine, these parts start as an idea in your imagination, then turned into a 3D object on a computer, and finally are printed on a 3D printer.   At the 3D Design and Printing Camp you’ll do all of these things! Learn the basics of 3D design using SketchUp or TinkerCAD; save your designs and then export them to the 3D printer.   Learn about calibrating the machines; starting and finishing the print; fixing errors; and all the details that make 3D printing both challenging and rewarding.  At the end of the week you get to take home all the cool things you’ve created!

Open to ages 12 to 16.

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 3 payments of $53.33, paid every four weeks

Build Your Own Computer Camp - Augusta

$670

with Mike Lameroux

Calendar Jul 23, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wondered what all the parts of a desktop computer do?  How a computer is put together, configured, and setup to run?  This camp is for youth who want to build and test their own computer. We will be posting the specs of the computer by the end of May.  We will be checking with prices this spring to maximize performance for your build (within our budget). ​ Each camper will use surplus and new parts that will be provided in order to build a fully functional personal computer.

Included in the computer will be: Case and power supply; motherboard and CPU; CPU fan; 8 GB of RAM; keyboard and mouse; WiFi adapter; monitor; hard disc; DVD player; and Windows operating system.

These are solid desktop or mini-tower computers.  If you are looking for a great gaming computer, these probably aren't them... but you'll learn what you can do to upgrade these or build a new one to meet your needs.  Remember a really good gaming computer can cost over $2,000, so don't expect to get one at our camp.  BUT, it will play most games in a reasonable frame rate and at a reasonable resolution, so don't despair.

This program is an excellent opportunity for the youth to learn about computer architecture and to understand how all the different parts of a computer fit together, both physically and electronically. Each camper will get to take the computer home when they are finished!

Open to ages 12 to 16.

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 6 payments of $86.66, paid every two weeks

Will run

Build Your Own Computer Camp - Bangor

$670

with Tom Bickford

Calendar Aug 6, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wondered what all the parts of a desktop computer do?  How a computer is put together, configured, and setup to run?  This camp is for youth who want to build and test their own computer. We will be posting the specs of the computer by the end of May.  We will be checking with prices this spring to maximize performance for your build (within our budget). ​ Each camper will use surplus and new parts that will be provided in order to build a fully functional personal computer.

Included in the computer will be: Case and power supply; motherboard and CPU; CPU fan; 8 GB of RAM; keyboard and mouse; WiFi adapter; monitor; hard disc; DVD player; and Windows operating system.

These are solid desktop or mini-tower computers.  If you are looking for a great gaming computer, these probably aren't them... but you'll learn what you can do to upgrade these or build a new one to meet your needs.  Remember a really good gaming computer can cost over $2,000, so don't expect to get one at our camp.  BUT, it will play most games in a reasonable frame rate and at a reasonable resolution, so don't despair.

This program is an excellent opportunity for the youth to learn about computer architecture and to understand how all the different parts of a computer fit together, both physically and electronically. Each camper will get to take the computer home when they are finished!

Open to ages 12 to 16.

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 7 payments of $74.28, paid every two weeks

Build Your Own Computer Camp - Portland

$720

with Mike Lameroux

Calendar Jul 9, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wondered what all the parts of a desktop computer do? How a computer is put together, configured, and setup to run? This camp is for youth who want to build and test their own computer. We will be posting the specs of the computer by the end of May. We will be checking with prices this spring to maximize performance for your build (within our budget). ​ Each camper will use surplus and new parts that will be provided in order to build a fully functional personal computer. Included in the computer will be: Case and power supply; motherboard and CPU; CPU fan; 8 GB of RAM; keyboard and mouse; WiFi adapter; monitor; hard disc; DVD player; and Windows operating system. These are solid desktop or mini-tower computers. If you are looking for a great gaming computer, these probably aren't them... but you'll learn what you can do to upgrade these or build a new one to meet your needs. Remember a really good gaming computer can cost over $2,000, so don't expect to get one at our camp. BUT, it will play most games in a reasonable frame rate and at a reasonable resolution, so don't despair. This program is an excellent opportunity for the youth to learn about computer architecture and to understand how all the different parts of a computer fit together, both physically and electronically. Each camper will get to take the computer home when they are finished! Open to ages 12 to 16.

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 11 payments of $51.81, paid weekly

Will run

LEGO Robotics, Advanced - Augusta

$315

with Erma Colvin

Calendar Jul 16, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This camp is for youth who have already been through the LEGO Robotics program, either at camp or through a school or afterschool program.  The goal in this camp is to build on the skills already learned and work on “bigger projects”.  That might mean literally a big project, or one that is more complex and needs several days to complete.  Some basics will still be covered, but the focus will be on moving forward.

Good examples of what an experienced roboteer might work on would include a LEGO parts sorting machine, a crane with controller, a paper towel dispenser, a printer or scanner, or a more complex robot "car".  Many of these projects will take a team of 2 or 3 campers 2-3 days to complete as they work to define the problem, build the contraption, test it, program it, and rebuild it because they figured out "if we had only done... it would work better".  The advanced camps are also limited to 14 campers, so the ratio of camper to staff is lower and the amount of equipment per camper is greater, both good things.

Open to ages 11 to 15.

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 3 payments of $55.00, paid every four weeks




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