2017 Fablab Summer Camps

We provide a series of hands on project base camps for youth to visualize and engineer their ideas. We support STEAM based learning through these camps and provide practical skills that can be implemented in rapidly developing technology industries. 

We provide a limited number of scholarships for camps. To apply: CLICK HERE

Raspberry Pi Bake-Off

Coding, building circuits, prototyping ideas, and learning electronics are all included in our Raspberry Pi Bake-Off Camp. This camp is designed for beginners and "experts." Campers will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of coding through creating interactive projects. Python and scratch 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. 

June 26 - 30 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Ages 10 - 15 | Cost $250 | REGISTER HERE

Inventor Camp

Kickstarters have lead the way for anybody with a clever idea to crowd source funding to launch their prototypes. Inventor camp is a great way for youth to get involved with modern fabrication and design. Campers will be presented two design challenges as a means to learn vector and 3D design. Campers will then protype their own ideas utlizeing CNC design and arduinos. These mini projects will embrace laser cutting/etching, 3D printing, electronics, and soldering. The last day and half they will have an opportunity to prototype an idea.

 July 24 - 28 | 9:00 am - 12pm | Ages 9-15 |Cost $230  | 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 17 - 21 |1pm - 4pm |  Ages 8 - 14 | Cost $240 |  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. They will edit all of there short clips into a multimedia short film. At the end of the class they will take home their videos and a 3D printed character they have designed.

July 17 -21 | 9:00am - 12pm| Ages 8 - 14 | Cost $ 220 | REGISTER HERE

FUNdamentals of Car Design & Engineering

Ready to design your own car?  Discover the world of automotive design at America’s Car Museum and FabLab.  Spend the morning at the Museum learning about how cars are designed to be fast, safe, fuel efficient, and stylish.  Then spend the afternoons putting those principals into a slot car you design at FabLab.  Create technical drawings, use computers to create a 3D design for a 3D printer, and learn vector designs.  Add custom touches and enjoy a slot car tournament.

July 24 -28 | 9:00am - 4pm | Rising 7th - 9th Graders | Future Members $ 350 |Members $300 | 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 10 - 14 (9 am -12pm)| Ages 12 - 16 | Cost $230 | REGISTER HERE

Teen CNC Design and Fabrication Workshops

This series of 5 workshops are designed for teens interested in learning modern fabrication techniques utilized in industry. These workshops will be taught by FabLab's staff of designers and engineers. Participants will have opportunity learn 2D/3D CAD software, and how to operate CNC equipment safely. Specific tools that will be demonstrated include: Laser Cutter/Engraver, CNC Router, CNC Plasma Table, 3D PLA Printer, and 3D Resin Printer. 

July 10 - 14 | 1pm - 4pm | Ages 14 - 18 | Cost $280 | REGISTER HERE

Rapid 3D Prototyping with Electronics

Location: Discovery Village in Gig Harbor | Kickstarters have lead the way for anybody with a clever idea to crowd source funding to launch their prototypes. This camp is a great way for youth to get involved with modern fabrication and electronics. Campers will be presented two design challenges as a means to learn 3D design and the fundamentals of creating circuits with Arduino. The final day of campers will create kickstarter video to promote the product and show the design process.

August 15-18 | 9am - 1pm | Ages 9-14 | Cost $ 340 | Register Here

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Mondays - Tuesday | Closed

Wednesday - Thursday | Noon - 9pm

Friday  | Noon - 8pm

Saturday | Noon - 9pm

Sunday  | 1pm  -  7pm