2019 Fablab Summer Camps

Camps are all up and ready for registration! We would like to thank you all for your support on our camps! We have decided to combine our 2018 Bose Speaker winter camp with the Inventor camp and we have added a second week of Python and Raspberry Pi camps for advanced students and for those who have taken our first camps last year. If you have any questions please email Gaby at gaby@fablab.com or would like to reserve any laptops for any of the camps. We have limited laptops for reservation for those students who do not own a laptop.

Python Programming Camp (beginner)

Learn to create your own computer programs using the powerful Python programming language. This camp covers the basics of writing code and thinking like a programmer, and you will do several interesting projects. If you’ve wondered about what goes on inside your computer or wanted to dive into “real” programming, this is for you! You will be working with the latest version of Python 3 and writing your code in the IDLE programming environment. Note: This camp will be the same as last year's camp. If your camper has already taken this camp, we advice he/she to take our advanced camp in August!

June 24 - 28 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm| Ages 10+ | Cost $270 | REGISTER HERE


Raspberry Pi Bake-Off (Beginner)


Coding, building circuits, prototyping ideas, and learning electronics are all included in our Raspberry Pi Bake-Off Camp. This camp is designed for beginners; campers will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of coding through creating interactive projects. Python will be languages campers will utilize to write commands for the GPIO (hardware control platform).  Campers will leave with Raspberry Pi 3, Power source, Micro SD card, Bread board, LED's, and an interactive electronic project built on the Pi. This year, our new project will be a heartbeat simulation using an interactive pulse sensor! 

June 24 - 28 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Ages 10 - 15 | Cost $260 + $100 lab fee | REGISTER HERE


Inventor Camp: Design thinking and bose speaker build

Focus will be on learning the elements of design thinking while also being introduced to 2D and 3D design skills. Design thinking is an integral process in the world of inventing and will help expand camper’s views on problem solving. While things like prototyping and testing will be gone over, topics such empathy centered design and effective brainstorming will also be covered. Campers will learn problem solving skills while also learning basic 3D design skills through 3D printing and basic 2D design skills through laser cutting. By the end of the week campers will have built a Bose Bluetooth speaker that has been customized by them!

 July 8 - 12 | 9:00 am - 12 pm | Ages 9-15 |Cost $559  | REGISTER HERE


Zero-sum Game Design in Unity


Unity is a professional software for building interactive environments for game, virtual reality, and much more. This camp is designed for campers with no experience in coding or design, to launch into the world of game design. Campers will design 3D environments in Sketchup, and then bring them into Unity to build objectives and rules for the their games. We will 3D print the a small sketchup model for campers at the end of the week. On the last day, we invite friend and family in to play the prototyped games.

July 8 - 12 | 1 pm - 4 pm | Ages 12 - 16 | Cost $250 | REGISTER HERE


All Things Animated


This camp explores the world of animation through various means of creation. Campers will collaborate to write a series of short stories and create several animations. This camp includes stop-motion animation, claymation, 3D modeling, 3D printing, and 3D animation. Campers will learn how to draw storyboards, create stop motion videos, 3D model characters, and 3D Print their characters. Students will edit all of their short clips into a multimedia short film. At the end of the camp they will take home their videos and a 3D printed character they have designed!

July 15 - 19 | 1pm - 4pm | Ages 8 - 12 | Cost $250 + $50 Lab Fee | REGISTER HERE


The Producer: Virtual Reality


Virtual Reality production is emerging in Western Washington, and FabLab is excited to offer a camp that allows campers to explore the world of VR production. In this camp students will learn how to photograph an film in 360. They will also learn 3D modeling in Sketchup, and how to move their models into VR. FabLab has an HTC Vive on sight were campers will create unique drawing using hand controllers that can be saved in 3D format to view later. On the final day campers will build their own VR Cardboard viewer, and we will have screening of projects for friends and family.

July 22 - 26 |1pm - 4pm |  Ages 8 - 14 | Cost $250 + $40 Lab Fee |  REGISTER HERE


Python Programming Camp (advanced)

Prerequisites: Be familiar with Python OR have taken the Beginners Python Camp

This camp is for more in depth learning to create your own computer programs using the powerful Python programming language. During the camp, students will learn how to write more advanced code and begin to think like an advanced programmer. Are you ready to know more about what goes on inside of your computer? In this camp students will have the opportunity to create 3 projects! Our projects consist of coding games, creating graphics as a plus to your game, and making a more advanced chat server! You will be working with the latest version of Python 3 and writing your code in the IDLE programming environment. 

August 12 - 16 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm| Ages 10+ | Cost $270 | REGISTER HERE


Raspberry Pi Bake-Off (Advanced)


Prerequisites: Be familiar with Raspberry Pi AND Python OR have taken the beginners pi camp.

Our new advanced camp will have more coding, building circuits, prototyping ideas, and learning electronics! Campers will have the opportunity to learn more in depth coding through creating interactive projects. Python will be languages campers will utilize to write commands for the GPIO (hardware control platform).  Campers will leave with Raspberry Pi 3, Power source, Micro SD card, Bread board, LED's, and an interactive electronic project built on the Pi. 

For this camp we will have multiple projects campers will have the opportunity to create and/or choose from! The projects will consist of do a more advanced music/light project with a display instead of lights, add a speaker to the GPIO project, and a new theremin project! 



August 12 - 16 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Ages 10 - 15 | Cost $260 + $100 lab fee | REGISTER HERE


It is possible that the Fablab may have camps at other locations! If you are a community interested in the Fablab facilitating a camp at your location, please contact Gaby Orozco: gaby@fablab.com. These are some communities we have had summers camps in the past years:

  


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Hours

Mondays | Closed


Tuesdays | 4pm - 9pm

Wednesday - Thursday | Noon - 9pm

Friday  | Noon - 8pm

Saturday | Noon - 9pm

Sunday  | 1pm  -  7pm