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3D Printing and Design - Portland
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.
LEGO Robotics, Advanced - Portland
with Michelle Lane
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.
LEGO Robotics, Mixed - Westbrook
with Michelle Lane
This camp is for any level of LEGO Roboteer! So if you are a rookie or a veteran this camp can take you and help move your skills forward. We start of with some basics since even the veterans have often forgotten a lot since last year, and of course some beginners are more advanced. Our camp staff try as quickly as possible to figure out which you are. Usually one staff member will be working primarily with the beginners and one primarily with the advanced, with the third floating as needed.
Open to ages 9 to 13, no experience needed.
Programming in Minecraft - Portland
with Loren Arford
With over 100,000,000 registered users, and over 34,000,000 paid computer users and another 30,000,000 paid mobile users, Minecraft has become one of the world’s top games, and certainly the top creative game. There are almost 1,000,000 people playing Minecraft at any moment! You probably know lots of people who spend time creating houses, roads, towns, mines, as well as gather experience points by battling monsters (mobs). What if you could start learning how to change what you are doing, not just playing with what the game comes with? In the Programming in Minecraft Camp we will be using the MinecraftEDU software and Tynker software to start learning how to modify the gaming environment. Will there be time to "just play the game?", yes, but the focus will be on learning new skills that relate to programming in the environment. You do not need to have a Minecraft account, but you should bring your login information with you if you have an account so you can play as yourself. Open to ages 10 to 14
zLEGO Robotics, Mixed - Sanford
This camp is for any level of LEGO Roboteer! So if you are a rookie or a veteran this camp can take you and help move your skills forward. We start off with some basics since even the veterans have often forgotten a lot since last year, and of course some beginners are more advanced. Our camp staff try as quickly as possible to figure out which you are. Usually one staff member will be working primarily with the beginners and one primarily with the advanced, with the third floating as needed. Open to ages 9 to 13, no experience needed.
Registration MUST be completed through Sanford Parks and Recreation. Visit their website at http://www.sanfordrec.com/ or call them at 207-324-9130.