Summer Camp- Fab Lab Boot CAMP- 4 days- kids, laser, 3D printing, sewing an...

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Lake Michigan College

Hanson Technology Center

2755 East Napier Ave

Benton Harbor, MI 49022

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A week long camp (4 days, Monday through Thursday) for the kids of all ages to take advantage of the equipment in the Fab Lab at Lake Michigan College. Explore the Fab Lab with this open lab style camp. All departments within the Fab Lab will opened and stationed with a tech to guide the students through their projects each day. Students will be able to pick from a variety of projects while learning various machines.

Sample Projects include:

  • Laser Cutting and Engraving
    • Laser out fabric for plushies
    • Create personalized keychains
    • Cut out and engrave leather for a journal or bookmarks
    • Personalize pet tags and collars
  • Vinyl Cutting
    • Create stickers and/or magnets
    • Create a design and then press it on a shirt
  • Sewing
    • Learn to sew by creating your own plushie (see lasers)
    • Embroider on shirts, pillows, etc with our CNC embroidery machine
  • Woodshop
    • Create wood turned pens
    • Create other wood turned products
  • 3D print almost anything!
  • Software- Computer Skills
    • Learn Adobe Illustrator and create your own designs
    • Create 3D models with Fusion 360

Each participant will have 12 hours of time to create and complete as many projects as they desire. Participants should be at least 8 years old to participate within this camp. Proper attire is also needed. No open toed shoes or loose clothing. No “dangling” jewelry and all hair will need to be tied back.

Camp will meet every day from 1:30pm-4:30pm to beat the heat of the summer. Open lab time will immediately follow the camp, so participants will have the option to stay if they would like to work on other projects in the Fab Lab (charges may apply for 3D printing and other items that are not included in this camp). Parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and other friends are encouraged to stop by or hang out with the campers during the open lab time.

Our camps are designed for the participants to learn to come up with problem solving techniques and "make things". Sometimes, this involves failing, returning to the original concept and trying again. We want to create an environment of trying, re-thinking the process, and trying again to make the design better. We believe this approach encourages creative thinking and determination in addition to exposing them to new technologies.

Registration for this camp closes one week prior to allow time to purchase required materials. Registration is limited. Projects are subject to change based on material availability. Once registered, you'll receive an email asking for the participant(s) name, age, and gender for our instructor's roster. If you have questions, please email them to fablab@lakemichigancollege.edu.

The Fab Lab is a place where students can build science, technology, engineering and math skills through hands on learning. Participating in Fab Lab activities allow students to explore and experiment with digital fabrication technology including 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, and Vinyl Cutters.

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Lake Michigan College

Hanson Technology Center

2755 East Napier Ave

Benton Harbor, MI 49022

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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