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The ACU Maker Lab is offering its first Maker Academy this summer. Classes combine problem-solving activities, technology, with contemporary maker movement. Students will learn design thinking, the basics of rapid prototyping and digital fabrication, and how to collaborate with peers, and it’s open to the public.

The Maker Academy is comprised of three different camps:

One-Day Camp: June 10th

Age group: entering 4-5th grades
Number of participants: 20 children
Registration fee: $25
9:00am – 4:00pm

In this creativity camp, students will learn the basics of making and building rough prototypes by hand using simple tools such as paper, glue, and tape.

Two-Day Camp: June 11-12th

Age group: entering 6-8th grades
Number of participants: 20 children
Registration fee: $50
9:00am – 4:00pm

Students in this camp will learn the basic principles of digital fabrication. They will use laser-cutter and software to build prototypes made of cardboard and cardstock. They will also learn to work on multidisciplinary teams.

Four-Day Camp: June 16-19th

Age group: entering 9-12th grades
Number of participants: 20 children
Registration fee: $100
9:00am – 4:00pm

This camp emphasizes advanced making skills and students will learn how to cut materials with laser-cutter and CNC router. Class project will introduce robotics and coding.

Register now!