Making STEM Summer Camps

Prepare students for future STEM careers

Students setting up the laser printer

Design and build projects using advanced manufacturing technology

  • Technology: Learn how to use advance prototyping equipment like 3D printers and laser printers
  • Design: Use design thinking and collaborative problem solving to build solutions to real-world problems.  Learn how to design your ideas using 2-D and 3-D CAD programs such as Corel Draw and OnShape 
  • Instructor: Classes are taught by Making STEM founder Kevin Hardin who shares his professional engineering experience and teaching background to engage students.  Classes are limited to 6 students to ensure student success
  • Make and Take: Customize your projects and take them home at the end of the session

Level 1 - Lasers and 3D Printers

Introduction to digital design and manufacturing

Introduction to Digital Manufacturing

(Age 12-18): 

During this one day class (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) students will learn the fundamentals of digital design including how to set up and operate both the laser printer and 3D printer.  They will build a series of customized projects that they will take home at the end of class including a personalized name tag, custom maker box, and a 3D printed maker coin.  This class will teach students the advantages of each of the tools and give an introduction to each of the digital design tools.  By the end of class students should be able to create both 2D and 3D designs and send their designs to the laser printer and 3D printer.

 

 

 

Price:

Full Day: $175

Half Day: $95

Sibling / Multi-Child discount: 20% off each student

Dates & Times:

Wednesday July 11th: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Full day and half day available.  Half day session are from 9:00-12:30

Location:

Classes are held at Maker Place

Address: 1022 W. Morena Blvd

San Diego, CA 92110

3D Printer making Maker coins during summer camp

3D Printing: Use the 3D printer to design your own unique Maker Coin to take home.  A Maker Coin is your own unique calling card as a 3D designer and 3D printer.  Maker coins can be connected together to make awesome structures!

Student building a bridge to drive robot across for STEM camp

Engineering Challenge: Your first challenge will be to design and build a bridge and drive a robot across.  You will need to utilize design thinking and collaborative problem solving to complete the challenge.

Laser Cutting: After learning how to set up and operate the laser cutter you will have an opportunity to design and build your own projects to take home!  Use your creativity and technical skills to make something great!  Example projects include custom cell phone holder, personalized signs for your room or gifts or anything you can dream up.

Spots in our summer camps are extremely limited so be sure to sign up today!

Level 2 - Lasers and 3D Printers

Advanced Digital Design and Manufacturing

Laser Cutter in operation

Advanced Digital Manufacturing

(Age 12-18): 

During this one day class (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) students will face a series of engineering challenges.  They will have to combine creativity, design thinking, and advanced tools to solve each of the real-world challenges.  Students will learn advanced modeling techniques and learn how to independently operate both the laser printer and 3D printer. The first challenge will be to deliver a package across a bridge using a robot.  Students will need to program the robot to complete the task and construct a bridge using the laser printer. Students will be responsible for documenting their learning using photography and videography equipment so they can share with friends, family, and the community. 

 

Price:

Full Day: $175

Half Day: $95

Sibling / Multi-Child discount: 20% off each student

Dates & Times:

Tuesday July 17th: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Full day and half day available.  Half day session are from 9:00-12:30

Location:

Classes are held at Maker Place

Address: 1022 W. Morena Blvd

San Diego, CA 92110

STEM Summer Camp

Why STEM Matters:

We are at the start of the 4th industrial revolution.  Advancements in digital design tools combined with computer controlled manufacturing such as 3D printer and laser printers will fundamentally change how we design and produce goods in the future.  Designers and engineers use 3D CAD and 3D printing to quickly prototype and test new ideas and designs.  The Making STEM summer camps prepare students for the future by teaching how to use advanced tools to turn their ideas into reality.  Students will face a series of engineering challenge which are designed to enhance their creative and technical abilities.