2020  Fablab Summer Camps!

Summer Day Camps have been scheduled for August!  Camp information and Registration can be accessed below or on our site calendar. Due to Coronavirus restrictions, in Lab camp size has been limited to 5 campers.  Virtual options have been added to camps that can accommodate virtual instruction. Please see additional information on the registration page for each camp. Our camps have been a huge success in the past thanks to the support from our community!  This year we have the added support of Tacoma Creates which gives us the ability to add a greater number of scholarships to City of Tacoma residents! If you have any questions for any camps, please contact Yvette directly at Yvette@Fablab.com.

Thank you for your patience and continued support! 


Upcoming Camps

    • 10 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 14 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • FabLab Tacoma
    Register


    August 10-14 | 9am - 12pm | Ages 10+ | Cost $275

                                    Virtual Participation cost $150

    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 fun projects using lights, sound and motion sensing on your own Microbit pocket sized computer. 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 with added projects using Microbits. If your camper has already taken this camp, they may want to take to take our advanced camp!

    Class is supported in part by Tacoma Creates with need based scholarships available for residents of the City of Tacoma! Please contact Yvette@fablab.com for assistance.


    Class size limited to 5 students.  Students will practice safe distancing and will be needing to wear face masks.  Fablab will also provide comfortable face shields to students.    

     

    Campers should bring their own laptop to work on. All of the software we use is open source and can be downloaded for free. If your camper does not have a laptop available we can provided a limited amount. Please contact Yvette in advance to reserve a lab computer. 

    Cancellation: Camps maybe cancelled if group restrictions are applied.

    • 10 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • 14 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • FabLab Tacoma
    Register


     August 10- 14 | 1pm - 4pm | Ages 9-15 | Cost $275 + $75 lab fee  

     

    Kickstarters 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 prototype their own ideas utilizing 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.  

    Class is supported in part by Tacoma Creates with need based scholarships available for residents of the City of Tacoma! Please contact Yvette@fablab.com for assistance.


    Class size limited to 5 in Lab students.  Students will practice safe distancing and will be needing to wear face masks.  Fablab will also provide comfortable face shields to students. 

    In Lab class may be cancelled if additional group restrictions mandated.

    Camp limited to 5 virtual option campers.  A lab kit will be mailed to participating camper.

    Campers should bring their own laptop to work on. All of the software we use is open source and can be downloaded for free. If your camper does not have a laptop available we can provided a limited amount. Please contact Yvette Wilson in advance to reserve a lab computer. 



    • 17 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • FabLab Tacoma
    Register


    August 17-21 | 9am - 12pm | Ages 10 - 15 | Cost $275 plus $75 lab fee

                                                                  Virtual Option $150 plus $75 lab fee

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

    This camp has more in depth coding, building circuits, prototyping ideas, and learning electronics! During the camp, students will learn how to write more advanced code and begin to think like an advanced programmer and go home with interactive projects. Python will be language campers will utilize to write commands for the GPIO (hardware control platform).  Campers will leave with Raspberry Pi, Power source, Micro SD card, Bread board, LED's, and an interactive electronic project built on the Pi. Are you ready to know more about what goes on inside of your computer? Campers will also learn more about their computers and more about what we can do with coding. You will be working with the latest version of Python 3 and writing your code in the IDLE programming environment. 

    Camp is supported in part by Tacoma Creates with need based scholarships available for residents of the City of Tacoma! Please contact Yvette@fablab.com for assistance.


    Class size limited to 5 in lab students.  Students will practice safe distancing and will be needing to wear face masks.  Fablab will also provide comfortable face shields to students. 

    In Lab Camps maybe cancelled if state guidelines regarding group gatherings are restricted

    Camp limited to 5 virtual option campers.  A lab kit will be mailed to participating camper.

    Campers should bring their own laptop to work on. All of the software we use is open source and can be downloaded for free. If your camper does not have a laptop available we can provide a limited amount. Please contact Yvette Wilson in advance to reserve a lab computer. 


    • 17 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Fablab
    • 1
    Register

    August 17-21 | 1pm - 4 pm | Ages 9-15 |Cost $260 + $40 Lab Fee  

    Students will learn design of drones and how to code for drone performance. Drone laws and ethics, FFA authorization, uses of drones for community, mapping, and photography art will be taught.  Using understanding of laws and ethics, students will complete multiple droning challenges such as designing and making a class drone and transporting goods. Students will work in teams to design and construct drone obstacles for drone races.

    Camp is supported in part by Tacoma Creates with need based scholarships available for residents of the City of Tacoma! Please contact Yvette@fablab.com for assistance.

    Class size limited to 5 students.  Students will practice safe distancing and will be needing to wear face masks.  Fablab will also provide comfortable face shields to students. 

    Camps maybe cancelled if state guidelines regarding group gatherings are restricted

    Due to nature of Drone Camp virtual option not available.

    Campers should bring their own laptop to work on. All of the software we use is open source and can be downloaded for free. If your camper does not have a laptop available we can provide a limited amount. Please contact Yvette Wilson in advance to reserve a lab computer. 




    • 24 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 28 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Fablab
    • 2
    Register

    August 24-28 | 9:00 am - 12 pm | Ages 9-15 |Cost $260 + $40 Lab Fee  

    Students will learn design of drones and how to code for drone performance. Drone laws and ethics, FFA authorization, uses of drones for community, mapping, and photography art will be taught.  Using understanding of laws and ethics, students will complete multiple droning challenges such as designing and making a class drone and transporting goods. Students will work in teams to design and construct drone obstacles for drone races.

    Camp is supported in part by Tacoma Creates with need based scholarships available for residents of the City of Tacoma! Please contact Yvette@fablab.com for assistance.


    Class size limited to 5 students.  Students will practice safe distancing and will be needing to wear face masks.  Fablab will also provide comfortable face shields to students. 

    Camps maybe cancelled if state guidelines regarding group gatherings are restricted

    Due to nature of Drone Camp virtual option not available.

    Campers should bring their own laptop to work on. All of the software we use is open source and can be downloaded for free. If your camper does not have a laptop available we can provide a limited amount. Please contact Yvette Wilson in advance to reserve a lab computer. 




    • 24 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • 28 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Fablab
    Register

    August 24-28 | 1 pm - 4 pm | Ages 9-15 |Cost $260 + $40 Lab Fee  

                                                                          Virtual Option $125 + $40 Lab Fee

    Students will explore and learn how to make 3D objects using TinkerCad!  Students will learn how to use TinkerCad for 3D printing, game enhancement, and artwork. Students will learn how 3D printers work and the process of getting a successful 3D print. Students will design and complete multiple 3D prints. Absolute beginners welcome!

    Clamp is supported in part by Tacoma Creates with need based scholarships available for residents of the City of Tacoma! Please contact Yvette@fablab.com for assistance.

    Camp size limited to 5 in Lab students.  Students will practice safe distancing and will be needing to wear face masks.  Fablab will also provide comfortable face shields to students. 

    In Lab Class maybe cancelled if state guidelines regarding group gatherings are restricted.

    Camp limited to 5 virtual option campers.  3D prints will be mailed to participating camper.

    Campers should bring their own laptop to work on. All of the software we use is open source and can be downloaded for free. If your camper does not have a laptop available we can provide a limited amount. Please contact Yvette Wilson in advance to reserve a lab computer. 



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(253) 426-1267

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Saturday - Sunday | Closed  / By appointment