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Integrated Engineering (Blended Coding, Electronics and Prototyping Tools)

Ken Hawthorn and Learningtech.org

Monday, August 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Friday, August 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Who

Students entering grades 6-8. Through January 31, 2017, priority for enrollment is given to St. Raymond School families; starting February 1, enrollment will be first-come, first-served including the general public.

What

Integrated Engineering (Blended Coding, Electronics and Prototyping Tools)

This is a unique, high-end offering designed and delivered personally by Mr. Ken Hawthorn, with the assistance of a college intern with relevant expeience and trained in cooperation with Learningtech.org.

When

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (August 7 through 11, 2017)

Where

St. Raymond School, 1211 Arbor Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025

Fees

Cost for 1-week camp: $1,800 (Strict limit of 15 students entering grades 6-8).

Class Description

Students build a series of increasingly complex projects at the intersection of multiple coding languages, electronics and rapid prototyping. The successful student walks away from this class with a mindset of “If the machine I want does not exist, then I will build it.

Projects include: 

Building your own touchscreen Linux tablet computer, getting that tablet computer to physically control another environment remotely over the internet, designing and building autonomous machines (microcontrollers), iterative prototyping with variety of power tools, 3D printing and CNC milling. The physical and software tools used in this class are the same ones that professional engineers use daily on cutting edge design projects.

This is a survey course in integrated engineering. Students will learn to use the following list of tools in conjunction with each other:

Python, Raspberry Pi, Power Tools, Arduino IDE, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, G-Code, Discrete Components Soldering, p5.js, Stepper Motors, CNC Milling


About the Instructor

Kenneth Hawthorn is a Mechanical Engineer and teacher. As a consulting engineer he worked on a wide range of designs from electric motorcycles to LSPR machines. He holds US Patent 7,713,154 for a Fixed Pitch Continuously Variable Transmission. Mr. Hawthorn was selected as the first Salzburg Scholar from the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at SJSU. Mr. Hawthorn founded an introduction to engineering after-school program that served at-risk students in 17 San Jose area school districts. He currently heads the Mechatronics program at St. Raymond school www.straymond.club (blog). The program is cross-curricular and blends the five domains of coding, 3D design, hardware, rapid prototyping and intellectual property. His students become familiar with a wide variety of tools within each of the five domains in order to train students as Technology Generalists. Mr. Hawthorn is on the Teacher Advisory Council for Autodesk and is a 2016 Dremel Idea Builder Ambassador and runs classes for the Tech Museum in San Jose and the Krause Center for Innovation In Los Altos.

 

Class Differentiators

- Focus on the integration of tools rather than the siloed study (IOT vs. Coding, Math or Hardware alone).

- Abstractions of high school and college level math (calculus in action scaffolded for jr. high).

- Unique learning opportunity, with strictly limited class size and exceptionally qualified instructor, grounded in mechatronics industry experience. More like a graduate student seminar than a typical summer camp!

 

Frequently Asked Questions 
  1. How can I find out more?
         1. Contact Mr. Ken Hawthorn (ken.hawthorn at gmail.com)
         2. Contact Dr. Mark Miller (mlmiller at learningtech.org or 650-598-0105 x203)

  2. What is the refund policy?
         - Cancellations before July 1, 2017: 90% of amount paid
         - After July 1: 50% of the pro rata amount for the remaining sessions 

  3. Are any scholarships available?
           Any scholarships would be based solely on financial hardship (eligibility for free/reduced lunch). If your family qualifies, please contact Mr. Hawthorn to ask about scholarship availability.

  4. What happens if this gets cancelled?
           
    This event requires a minimum of 10 paid participants, enrolled and paid by July 1, 2017, for the camp to be run. If the minimum is not met, families will be notified shortly thereafter and full refunds will be provided.

  5. What is the maximum enrollment?
         There is a strict limit of 15 participants.

  6. If my child misses a day, can I get a pro rata refund?
         
    No. Managing such requests becomes far too complicated. Sorry!

  7. If my child misses a day, will they fall hopelessly behind?
         No. The instructor will work closely with every child to ensure that they are making good progress. Project work is largely self-paced.

  8. Are students from other schools welcome?
         Yes. However, students attending St. Raymond School have priority for enrollment through January 31, 2017. Starting February 1, enrollments are first-come, first-served. Enrolling consists of submitting a completed form here on Eventbrite and making payment; both are required. (Payment may be made either online by credit card or by bringing a personal check to the school office. To pay by check, click on Show beneath Other Payment Options.)
Have questions about Integrated Engineering (Blended Coding, Electronics and Prototyping Tools)? Contact Ken Hawthorn and Learningtech.org

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St. Raymond School
1211 Arbor Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Monday, August 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Friday, August 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM (PDT)


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Ken Hawthorn and Learningtech.org

Kenneth Hawthorn is a Mechanical Engineer and teacher. As a consulting engineer he worked on a wide range of designs from electric motorcycles to LSPR machines. He holds US Patent 7,713,154 for a Fixed Pitch Continuously Variable Transmission. Mr. Hawthorn was selected as the first Salzburg Scholar from the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at SJSU. Mr. Hawthorn founded an introduction to engineering after-school program that served at-risk students in 17 San Jose area school districts. He currently heads the Mechatronics program at St. Raymond school www.straymond.club (blog). The program is cross-curricular and blends the five domains of coding, 3D design, hardware, rapid prototyping and intellectual property. His students become familiar with a wide variety of tools within each of the five domains in order to train students as Technology Generalists. Mr. Hawthorn is on the Teacher Advisory Council for Autodesk and is a 2016 Dremel Idea Builder Ambassador and runs classes for the Tech Museum in San Jose and the Krause Center for Innovation In Los Altos. For questions about this offering, he should be contacted via email to ken.hawthorn at gmail.com.

 

Learningtech.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing in-school and out-of-school STEM enrichment, emphasizing coding, making, and robotics, based in San Carlos, CA. Mr. Hawthorn has been consulting on Learningtech.org projects for over a year, including having helped teach related summer camp topics in San Carlos during 2016. It was only natural to team up and offer this high-end, unique camp at St. Raymond School. For questions about this offering, Learningtech.org may be contacted through Mark L. Miller, Ph.D., Executive Director: mlmiller at learningtech.org or 650-598-0105 x203.

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