CARROLLTON CREATORS CAMP
We have designed this special one-week immersive camp centered around students having fun while exploring new technologies such as the concepts of computers, networks, circuits, coding, gaming, and how they are all interwoven together.
The focus is this special workshop is combining music and technology, curated and designed by our friends The Art Cortex. We will explore the world of DJ-ing and give you an exclusive inside look into what it takes to be a real DJ and producer while using top of the line equipment and software. This day is one of our special Teacher Planning Day Workshops so we will be joined by even more students! Link here
Today we switch gears and focus on 3D printing and design out products using online 3D CAD software TinkerCAD. Students will learn the fundamentals of 3D design and 3D printing needed to design multiple types of products, and the students will then have a design challenge to build the most buoyant and visually appealing boat.
Today, the focus is on coding and digital art. We start with creating and designing 8-bit characters and GIFs using Piskel, to storyboard and draw a short scene or action. We move to Snap, and use visual blocks of code to animate and draw some fractal art, and we wrap up with drawing our faces in P5js.
Today is all on using microelectronics. We will use our Pi-Tops, Raspberry Pi-powered laptops, open them up, briefly learn about its components and build a small circuit to power a light to understand the concepts of electricity. The next step is to use our mini computer to write a small program in Python to control the light and make it blink to music using Sonic Pi.
We will explore virtual reality with the HTC Vive, and combine the skills previously learned and apply them to a virtual space. Students will design models in 3D space using Google Tilt Brush and Google Blocks, and interact with simulations that allow for experiences that just aren't possible in normal settings, such as traveling to space and exploring the deep sea ecosystem.
February 19th - February 23th, 2018
- Time: 9:30AM- 4:30PM, late pick up available until 6pm
- Ages: 6-13
- Location: 219 NW 20th ST, Suite #104, Miami, Florida 33127
- Lunch: optional: bring your own or a $10/day lunch stipend
- Laptop: Recommended but not Mandatory. We have enough computers for everyone. We will supply students with all the materials needed for all activities.
Nelson is a life long learner, tinkerer, technophile. I believe learning should be fun, meaningful and inspirational for it to be effective. My current interests are computational mathematics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, education and competitive team based video games. I graduated from Florida International University with a focus on Management Information Systems.
Willie is an entrepreneur, creative technologist, hacker, educator, and new media artist. He was Hacker-in-Residence at The LAB Miami. and has had his artwork shown at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Locust Projects, &gallery. His interests include virtual reality, artificial intelligence, genetic algorithms in design and graduated from Columbia University in Operations Research and Computer Science.
Ready to join the adventure?
Choose the length of the camp and food option by adding your selection to the cart. When finished, checkout.
Single Day - $60
Full Week Session without Monday - $240 (Monday must be paid through Eventbrite, as it is a separate program, but is open to these students)
$10/day extra for lunch
The Single Day camper will fit right into the fun.
The 1 Week camper will present ideas that are OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Do students need prior experience?
No prior experience is needed for the camp but learning will be tailored to each student’s progress level to ensure skills acquisition and increase confidence with STEAM topics.
Do students need to be good at math or have an interest in science?
No! The camp will cover these topics in a way that is engaging and fun. Students will be learning by building fun things. Activities include 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Raspberry Pi electronics, coding and more
How are students supervised?
The camp will have 1 full-time instructor at all times and up to 2 assistants with a maximum of 20 students. Instructors are trained in safety procedures including CPR, injury or allergic reaction protocols, and always have a copy of the camper’s emergency contacts with them. Additionally, all students are expected to abide by the Camper Code of Conduct.
Do I need to worry about my kid becoming a mad scientist?
After this camp…probably.
How do I pay?
You can purchase through this website or give us a call at (786) 877-0916.
What if I change my mind, are there refunds?
If you change your mind, and choose to not be in this camp, please let us know. We will refund the full amount back to you within 7 business days. If you decide during the camp session that the camp is not right for your child, you will be charged for the days used at the daily price and refund the rest.