Day 1.) (Monday!)

Our sponsors:

…ask that we complete THIS short pre-camp survey!

  • Intro to 3D Printing, technology, and design
  • Intro to TinkerCAD, lesson exercises
  • TinkerCAD Custom Project: Keychain
    • Printing by lunch…

11:30 – Lunch!

  • Explore Thingiverse for toothpick-based project
  • Demonstrate downloading and printing
    • Settings: Infill, Support, & Bridging
  • Get your special Camp supplies…!
    • Toolbox, line-following-robot, I Can Solder badge, Screwdriver Set
    • Put your Engineering Notebook and Pen inside and, place your nametag on the outside!
      • *Leave it here, though, we’ll be working from it during the week 😉 !

Day 2.) (Tuesday)

  • MakerBot Print will be demonstrated in detail!
  • Please note: Tomorrowno open-toed shoes or sandals!
  • Review prints from yesterday, receive key-chains if you haven’t already *new logins for TinkerCAD for some…
  • Watch guide video for basic soldering

  • I Can Solder! Badge Kit: This video will help us, step by step…

  • Safety Review! Then solder your button kit
  • Return to classroom when done for Design Exercises: Preparing small models -downloaded from Thingiverse- for printing on the MakerBot
  • Learn about effects of raftssupport, and Bridging

11:30 – Lunch – 12:15

  • Get models printing (5 per machine, with new filament colors) if we havent already!
  • Intro to Manufacturing – how we’ll build line following robots!
  • Determine setup and process: Start on, or set-up robot assembly

2:00 – Dismiss

Day 3.) (Wednesday)

  • Line Following Robot CONSTRUCTION!
    • Building with focused workstations
    • Assembly with instruction sheets
    • Populating the board with components
    • Soldering with Quality Control!
  • Tee Shirt Day! – Receive your 3DP Camp tees and put them on

11:15 – Lunch!

12:15 – Receive a Presentation from Garen Minameyer: Director of 3D Printing at Toyota!

  • Tour RCBI’s Shared Manufacturing space, where components are being produced for Toyota!
  • Group Photo day!
    • RCBI out standing in our field… 😀
  • Return, tie up loose ends, ready for pickup

Day 4.) (Thursday)

  • Begin with 3D Design Exercise 2
    • Another custom TinkerCAD project is encouraged
    • Populate build-plates for each printer
    • *Learn about our 3 STEM Kits from the Civil Air Patrol while you work!
    • Head from Classroom to Workspace as you finish
  • Complete assembly of Line-Following Robots!!
  • Troubleshoot and tune ’em up

11:30 – Lunch!

  • Rotate in groups of 4 or 5 between 3 STEM Kits!
  •  Snaptricity
    • Theory
    • Pick a project
    • Build Circuits!
  • Renewable Energy
    • Theory
    • Select a project
    • Kit Project build!
  • Sphero
    • Driving & Control
    • Drawing & sensor feedback
    • Select an project, game, or coding exercise
    • Play, learn, drive, draw, & CODE!

Day 5.) (Friday!)

  • Our sponsors:

    …ask that we complete THIS short post-camp survey!

Flex-day: We’ll be orbiting between different areas

Continue STEM kits until EVERYONE has completed the following exercises:

  • Snaptricity
    • PLAY!
    • Pick a project & Build Circuits!
  • Renewable Energy
    • PLAY!
    • Select a project & Build a Project!
  • Sphero
    • PLAY: Driving & Control!
    • Drawing & sensor feedback
    • Select an project, game, or coding exercise

If you’ve completed these steps, jump in and help your pals get through, learn, and grow!

11:30 – Lunch: Pizza!

12:15 – Dessert: LEAN Manufacturing Exercise; ICECREAM!

12:45 – Cleanup & prepare for Mini Maker-Fest!

Explore Time: A Tour of RCBI!

  • Pick your favorite kit or project and work more with it!
  • Finish up any outstanding projects
  • Make sure you know how to keep the models you made this week… even share them
    • Chicken prosthetic leg Thingiverse demo
    • Other repositories
    • Yeggi search engine for 3D Models!
  • Your NEXT LEVEL of tools & software…
    • Google Sketchup
    • Autodesk: Fusion 360
  • Line-Following Robots: THINK BIG…
    • Theory, circuits demystified; why/how is it doing that??

2:00 – Welcome Parents & Show-off 😉 !!

  • Present Certificates
  • Present Commendations
  • Help Campers Gather Take-Home Items & Depart

*Be sure to share contact info with the friends you’ve made at camp so you can stay in touch!

Don’t forget, you can find lots of resources, as well as blog posts about your visit to camp, at !

General Resources!!

Line Following Robot Short Assembly Video:

Click below to download the PDF…

Line Following Robot Kit Instruction and Assembly Sheets!