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    Tech Products Used in Our Game Design Camps & Game Modding Camps

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    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop software is the professional image-editing standard, helping you work more efficiently, explore new creative options, and produce the highest quality images for print, the Web, and anywhere else. Create exceptional imagery with easier access to file data, streamlined Web design, faster, professional-quality photo retouching, and more.

    Autodesk 123D Design

    Autodesk 123D Design is the simplest way to get your ideas into 3D. It’s free, powerful, yet simple 3D creation and editing tool which supports many new 3D printers. Download for free and find many resources to help you get the most out of your Autodesk 123D Design. Create amazing 3D-printable designs on your iPad.

    Autodesk Maya

    Autodesk Maya software is production-proven and highly extensible integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, rendering, and compositing software that has been used in the making of numerous top film, game and, television projects. It is highly customizable with Maya Embedded Language (MEL), Python scripting, well-documented C++ API, Qt Designer, and PySide. There’s a massive learning ecosystem  that is one of the largest online communities for 3D and animation software. It offers Autodesk training and documentation, partner and third-party books, DVDs, tutorials, and training facilities

    C++

    C++ is a general purpose programming language. It is designed with a bias for systems programming, with performance, efficiency, and flexibility of use as its design requirements. C++ is also useful in desktop applications, servers, performance critical applications, and as video games.

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 14 years ago. Featuring new maps, characters, and weapons, CS: GO delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more. Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999. For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS’ award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac.

    Dota 2

    DOTA 2 is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players. Radiant heroes then battle their Dire counterparts to control a gorgeous fantasy landscape, waging campaigns of cunning, stealth, and outright warfare. Irresistibly colorful on the surface, Dota is a game of infinite depth and complexity. Every hero has an array of skills and abilities that combine with the skills of their allies in unexpected ways, to ensure that no game is ever remotely alike. This is one of the reasons that the Dota phenomenon has continued to grow. Originating as a fan-made Warcraft 3 modification, Dota was an instant underground hit. After coming to Valve, the original community developers have bridged the gap to a more inclusive audience, so that the rest of the world can experience the same core gameplay, but with the level of polish that only Valve can provide.

    Dremel 3D Printer

    The Dremel 3D Idea Builder. A tool for the imagination. It fosters an entirely new learning experience, expands your creativity or it can take a hobby to exciting new levels. Users will be empowered to design, model, customize and build in ways never before possible. It gives you the unique ability to learn through invention and actual hands-on application. When choosing the right 3D printer for you, remember the Dremel Idea Builder is the most reliable, easiest, and supported 3D printer on the market. And Dremel has been inspiring makers for more than 80 years, so you can trust us to help bring your imagination to life.

    Minecraft

    Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew, players started to work together to create incredible creations, ranging from scale replicas of spaceships, to working computers, to entire cities influenced by their favorite movies. It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.

    NVIDIA

    For two decades, NVIDIA has pioneered visual computing, the art and science of computer graphics. With our invention of the GPU — the engine of modern visual computing — the field has expanded to encompass video games, movie production, product design, medical diagnosis and scientific research. Today, visual computing is becoming increasingly central to how people interact with technology. Learn more at www.nvidia.com.

    Rocket League

    Rocket League is the winner or nominee of more than 100 game of the year awards, and one of the most critically-acclaimed sports games of a generation. Boasting a community of more than 13 million players, Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem that offers easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Available digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC via Steam, Rocket League includes more than 100 billion possible customization combinations, a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special “Mutators” that let you change the game rules entirely.

    RPG Maker

    RPG Maker for years has been the easiest way to make your own Windows PC Roleplaying game.It has strived to give everyone, regardless of experience or skill level, the tools to make a game they could be proud of. Now, with RPG Maker MV, your game isn’t just on Windows PC, it’s on the move. Make your game on your Windows or OS X PC, and then deploy it for iOS, Android, Windows, OS X, or even to play in a browser using HTML5!

    Steam

    STEAM is the ultimate entertainment platform for PC, Mac, and Linux software and games with over 100 million active accounts worldwide, and offering over 5,000 titles. Steam provides the ability to create and share content with millions of other gamers around the world through Steam Workshop and Steam Greenlight. Steam is available in 187 countries and 24 different languages.

    Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 is “the most fun you can have online” according to PC Gamer—and it’s now free! There’s no catch.  Play the most highly-rated online action game of all time as much as you want, as long as you like. Team Fortress 2 from Valve delivers constant free updates—new game modes, maps, equipment and, most importantly, hats.

    Torchlight II

    Torchlight II, the award-winning action RPG, is back and bigger and better than ever! Torchlight II from Runic Games takes you once more into the colorful, dangerous, fast-paced world of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures, and sinister secrets – and the fate of the world is in your hands!Torchlight II is a highly-rated and entirely randomized isometric dungeon crawler featuring co-op up to 8 players, LAN support, a fun and helpful pet system with choices ranging from pandas to panthers (and including the papillon, modeled after Runic Games‘ own office dog!), shareable loot, and an epic three act quest. Customize your character’s features and gender, whether you choose to play as the spell-casting Embermage, the melee brute Engineer, an animagus Berserker, or a stealthy roguelike Outlander. Once you beat the game, you can continue to play in New Game + mode, as well as install and play hundreds of mods created by our community. Exploding loot pinatas await you. Level up your character, win all the achievements, and be a hero forever in the Torchlight universe.

    Unity

    Unity is one of the most popular tools in the world for creating video games and interactive 3D and 2D content, with over 3.3 million registered developers worldwide. Quickly becoming the industry standard, Unity makes learning valuable skills such as computer programming fun! Not only does learning Unity introduce foundational skills in programming that are transferrable to many other tools and industries, it also encourages the development of artistic sensibilities and an eye for aesthetics – all through the process of making a game!

    Unreal Engine 4

    Learn the engine used by the pros, and gain the skills needed to build a career in games! Unreal Engine technology is the complete professional development framework used to power best-selling video games and incredible virtual reality experiences. Developers and publishers across the world use Unreal Engine 4 to make high-quality games and apps for mobile, PC, console and VR. Use these tools to create everything from simple 2D games to photorealistic scenes. Unreal Engine 4 is available for free at unrealengine.com.

    Tech Products Used In Our Programming Camps & Robotics Camps

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    Java

    Java is a programming language created by Sun Microsystems. Java is a general-purpose, class-based, object oriented language that is intended as “write once, run anywhere” code, and is extremely popular for robust application development and client-server web applications.

    JavaScript

    JavaScript is the programming language of the Web. All modern HTML pages are using JavaScript. It is also used for computers, servers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and more.

    LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3

    LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3 is the latest in educational robotics, and enables students to discover science, technology, engineering and math in a fun and engaging way. MINDSTORMS Education helps youngsters develop curriculum skills by building and programming smart robots using a natural, step-by-step learning process. Through the combination of LEGO building sets and user-friendly software, MINDSTORMS Education provides students with the right tools to put their knowledge into practice – and challenges them to come up with new ideas themselves.

    Microsoft Visual Studio Express

    Microsoft Visual Studio Express lets you unleash your creativity. Visual Studio Express offers an exciting experience with the new integrated development environment, a new editor built in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and support for the new .NET Framework. Download and get started today! Microsoft is committed to supporting students as they pursue their interests in technology. By supporting companies like iD Tech Camps, Microsoft provides students with opportunities to learn programming using world-class developer tools like those found in Visual Studio Express. For information about additional educational materials, please visit www.microsoft.com/facultyconnection/precollegiate.

    Objective-C

    Objective-C is a general purpose, high-level programming language based on the C language and offers object-oriented capabilities and dynamic runtime. Objective-C is the main language used for developing applications for the Apple OS X and iOS operating systems.

    Python

    Python is powerful, fast, plays well with others, runs everywhere, is friendly, easy to learn, and is open. These are some of the reasons people who use Python would rather not use anything else. Python can be easy to pick up whether you’re a first time programmer or you’re experienced with other languages.

    Scratch

    Scratch is a project of the MIT Media Lab. Millions of young people around the world are using Scratch to program their own interactive stories, games, and animations—and share their creations online. As young people create and share projects with Scratch, they learn important mathematical and computational concepts, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Use Scratch for free at http://scratch.mit.edu.

    SparkFun Digital Sandbox

    The SparkFun Digital Sandbox is an all-in-one learning platform designed to explore the world of programming and electronics. It is an Arduino compatible microcontroller that is pre-wired with LEDs, light sensors, sound detectors, and more. With the digital sandbox, you can quickly jump into the world of physical computing and learn how to do everything from blinking an LED to reading sensors and controlling motors!

    SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Photon

    The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Photon is a great way to get started in the fresh IoT world and WiFi development. The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Photon provides you not only with the Photon RedBoard but everything you need to hook up and experiment with multiple electronic circuits! With the Photon SIK you will be able to complete circuits that will teach you how to read sensors, drive motors, and more. The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Photon is the latest and greatest in Internet of Things kits. Whether you’re a software developer just getting into hardware, an EE learning software, or somewhere in between, this kit will help you get your projects hooked up to the Internet in no time.

    Stencyl

    Stencyl is the quickest and easiest way to make your own game while introducing the basics of computer science. It’s not your average game creation software. Without code, you can publish games for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Flash, Windows and Mac platforms. Stencyl is an elegant, intuitive toolset that lets you work quickly without getting in your way. Using a highly intuitive block-snapping interface inspired by Scratch (a project of the MIT Media Lab), children as young as 6 years old can design games. There’s a built-in curriculum with a free educator’s kit to show how easily Stencyl can be integrated into school curriculum. And it’s free to use.

    Tynker

    Tynker is a visual programming language for kids. Tynker’s curriculum fosters a progression of skills so kids can learn at their own pace and quickly progress to advanced coding projects as they complete puzzles, interactive tutorials, mini-games, and do-it-yourself projects. Tynker provides powerful creativity tools that allow them to build games and apps using animation, music, math, drawing, and physics. Kids can even control robots and fly drones.

    VEX Robotics

    VEX Robotics is a leading provider of educational and competitive robotics products to schools, universities and robotics teams around the world. Their VEX IQ and VEX EDR product lines span elementary, middle, and high schools with accessible, scalable, and affordable robotics solutions. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. It allows educators to easily customize projects to meet the level of students’ abilities as they inspire & prepare the STEM problem-solvers of tomorrow.

    Tech Products Used In Our Web Design Camps, Digital Video Editing Camps & Photography Camps

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    Adobe After Effects

    Adobe After Effects software delivers a comprehensive set of tools to efficiently produce motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, multimedia, and the Web. You can explore unlimited creative possibilities with precise control while working in a 2D or 3D compositing environment.

    Adobe Lightroom

    Adobe Lightroom lets you manage, adjust, and present large volumes of digital photographs with one easy application. Adobe Lightroom software is essential for today’s digital photography workflow. Now you can quickly import, process, manage, and showcase your images — from one shot to an entire shoot. With Lightroom, you spend less time in front of the computer and more time behind the lens.

    Adobe Muse

    Adobe Muse lets you create and publish dynamic websites for desktop and mobile devices that meet the latest web standards — without writing code. Design using familiar tools and hundreds of web fonts. Easily add interactivity like new scrolling effects, slide shows, contact forms, and videos.

    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop software is the professional image-editing standard, helping you work more efficiently, explore new creative options, and produce the highest quality images for print, the Web, and anywhere else. Create exceptional imagery with easier access to file data, streamlined Web design, faster, professional-quality photo retouching, and more.

    Adobe Premiere

    Adobe Premiere software is the professional video-editing standard, helping you work more efficiently, explore new creative options, and produce high quality videos. Bring your artistic visions to life and kick-start your film portfolio with this renowned filmmaking tool.

    Wacom Intuos Pen Tablet

    The Wacom Intuos pen tablet lets you unleash your creativity to sketch, draw and paint on your computer easily and as naturally as working with pen and paper. It includes Wacom’s leading pen & touch technology, free downloadable creative software and online training. Use the pressure sensitive pen to draw in detail and shading with your favorite creative software. Intuos tablets come in 4 models – Draw, Art, Photo and Comic customized to help you start creating right away.

    Other Products Used

    c-jump

    c-jump lets students learn the basics of programming languages, such as C, C++, and Java. c-jump eliminates intimidation of many kids and their parents because it reveals simple programming terms in a cool way. (For 2-4 players, age 11 through adults.)

    CrossWays

    CrossWays is the game of playing cards, placing markers, and making paths across the board. But watch out for your opponents, they can block your way or remove your markers, so choose your position wisely! In CrossWays, the path to victory is not always straight, but it’s always fun!!

    Munchkin

    Munchkin lets you go down in the dungeon. Destroy everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. Admit it. You love it. Munchkin is the mega-hit card game about dungeon adventure . . . with none of that role-playing stuff. You and your friends compete to kill monsters and grab magic items. And what magic items! Don the Horny Helmet and the Boots of Butt-Kicking. Wield the Staff of Napalm . . . or maybe the Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment. Start by slaughtering the Potted Plant and the Drooling Slime, and work your way up to the Plutonium Dragon….And it’s illustrated by John Kovalic! Fast-playing and silly, Munchkin can reduce any role-playing group to hysteria. And, while they’re laughing, you can steal their stuff.

    ShootMania: Storm

    ShootMania: Storm is a first-person shooter (FPS) game developed by Nadeo, the same team who created the TrackMania games. It is easy to grasp, a challenge to master, and fun for all skill levels. Get ready for an unlimited gaming world with a variety of maps and gaming modes within the game or created by the community. With its map and script editors, numerous communication tools, Machinima sharing, and editing tools, ShootMania: Storm offers everyone the opportunity to create and share their own game.
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  • Tech Products Used at iD Tech Academies (Ages 13-18)

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    Tech Products Used At iD Game Design & Development Academy

    Anki OVERDRIVE

    Battle and race the Supercars of the future in Anki OVERDRIVE. Using your mobile device, take command of real robotic Supercars on epic battlefields you construct in seconds. Challenge friends in a variety of game modes, or, go head-to-head with AI controlled Commanders in a quest to become champion of the Anki OVERDRIVE Tournament. Based in San Francisco, Anki is dedicated to bringing artificial intelligence and consumer robotics to our everyday lives. The company was founded in 2010 by Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute graduates who sought to create new consumer experiences using technology that was once confined to robotics labs and research institutes.

    Autodesk Maya

    Autodesk Maya software is production-proven and highly extensible integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, rendering, and compositing software that has been used in the making of numerous top film, game and, television projects. It is highly customizable with Maya Embedded Language (MEL), Python scripting, well-documented C++ API, Qt Designer, and PySide. There’s a massive learning ecosystem that is one of the largest online communities for 3D and animation software. It offers Autodesk training and documentation, partner and third-party books, DVDs, tutorials, and training facilities

    Autodesk Mudbox

    Autodesk Mudbox digital painting and digital sculpting software enables you to create production-ready 3D digital artwork. It offers a high-performance environment and professional-quality tools to help you create highly realistic 3D characters, engaging environments, detailed props, and compelling concept designs in less time. You’ll create more life-like 3D models with professional digital sculpting tools that have the ability to pinch, pull, grab, smooth, and scrape. See your work come together as you sculpt and paint using an intuitive multi-touch interface that renders quality results in the viewport.

    C#

    C# is a programming language that is designed for building a variety of applications that run on the .NET Framework. C# is simple, powerful, type-safe, and object-oriented. The many innovations in C# enable rapid application development while retaining the expressiveness and elegance of C-style languages.

    C++

    C++ is a general purpose programming language. It is designed with a bias for systems programming, with performance, efficiency, and flexibility of use as its design requirements. C++ is also useful in desktop applications, servers, performance critical applications, and as video games.

    Dremel 3D Printer

    The Dremel 3D Idea Builder. A tool for the imagination. It fosters an entirely new learning experience, expands your creativity or it can take a hobby to exciting new levels. Users will be empowered to design, model, customize and build in ways never before possible. It gives you the unique ability to learn through invention and actual hands-on application. When choosing the right 3D printer for you, remember the Dremel Idea Builder is the most reliable, easiest, and supported 3D printer on the market. And Dremel has been inspiring makers for more than 80 years, so you can trust us to help bring your imagination to life.

    Java

    Java is a programming language created by Sun Microsystems. Java is a general-purpose, class-based, object oriented language that is intended as “write once, run anywhere” code, and is extremely popular for robust application development and client-server web applications.

    Microsoft Visual Studio Express

    Microsoft Visual Studio Express lets you unleash your creativity. Visual Studio Express offers an exciting experience with the new integrated development environment, a new editor built in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and support for the new .NET Framework. Download and get started today! Microsoft is committed to supporting students as they pursue their interests in technology. By supporting companies like iD Tech Camps, Microsoft provides students with opportunities to learn programming using world-class developer tools like those found in Visual Studio Express. For information about additional educational materials, please visit www.microsoft.com/facultyconnection/precollegiate.

    NVIDIA

    For two decades, NVIDIA has pioneered visual computing, the art and science of computer graphics. With our invention of the GPU — the engine of modern visual computing — the field has expanded to encompass video games, movie production, product design, medical diagnosis and scientific research. Today, visual computing is becoming increasingly central to how people interact with technology. Learn more at www.nvidia.com.

    Rocket League

    Rocket League is the winner or nominee of more than 100 game of the year awards, and one of the most critically-acclaimed sports games of a generation. Boasting a community of more than 13 million players, Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem that offers easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Available digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC via Steam, Rocket League includes more than 100 billion possible customization combinations, a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special “Mutators” that let you change the game rules entirely.

    Steam

    STEAM is the ultimate entertainment platform for PC, Mac, and Linux software and games with over 100 million active accounts worldwide, and offering over 5,000 titles. Steam provides the ability to create and share content with millions of other gamers around the world through Steam Workshop and Steam Greenlight. Steam is available in 187 countries and 24 different languages.

    Unity

    Unity is one of the most popular tools in the world for creating video games and interactive 3D and 2D content, with over 3.3 million registered developers worldwide. Quickly becoming the industry standard, Unity makes learning valuable skills such as computer programming fun! Not only does learning Unity introduce foundational skills in programming that are transferrable to many other tools and industries, it also encourages the development of artistic sensibilities and an eye for aesthetics – all through the process of making a game!

    Unreal Engine 4

    Learn the engine used by the pros, and gain the skills needed to build a career in games! Unreal Engine technology is the complete professional development framework used to power best-selling video games and incredible virtual reality experiences. Developers and publishers across the world use Unreal Engine 4 to make high-quality games and apps for mobile, PC, console and VR. Use these tools to create everything from simple 2D games to photorealistic scenes. Unreal Engine 4 is available for free at unrealengine.com.

    Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid

    The two-in-one Cintiq Companion Hybrid from Wacom combines the creative power of a 13″ Cintiq creative pen display at your desktop, with the freedom of an Android tablet that you can use as your mobile sketchpad from anywhere you go. With an Android device you can connect to a Mac or PC to run all our favorite creative software apps. Designed for portable use or desktop, the Cintiq Companion Hybrid is the perfect ‘on-the-go’ creative display and includes a durable and handy carrying case.

    Wacom Intuos Pen Tablet

    The Wacom Intuos pen tablet lets you unleash your creativity to sketch, draw and paint on your computer easily and as naturally as working with pen and paper. It includes Wacom’s leading pen & touch technology, free downloadable creative software and online training. Use the pressure sensitive pen to draw in detail and shading with your favorite creative software. Intuos tablets come in 4 models – Draw, Art, Photo and Comic customized to help you start creating right away.

    Tech Products Used At iD Programming Academy

    Anki OVERDRIVE

    Battle and race the Supercars of the future in Anki OVERDRIVE. Using your mobile device, take command of real robotic Supercars on epic battlefields you construct in seconds. Challenge friends in a variety of game modes, or, go head-to-head with AI controlled Commanders in a quest to become champion of the Anki OVERDRIVE Tournament. Based in San Francisco, Anki is dedicated to bringing artificial intelligence and consumer robotics to our everyday lives. The company was founded in 2010 by Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute graduates who sought to create new consumer experiences using technology that was once confined to robotics labs and research institutes.

    C++

    C++ is a general purpose programming language. It is designed with a bias for systems programming, with performance, efficiency, and flexibility of use as its design requirements. C++ is also useful in desktop applications, servers, performance critical applications, and as video games.

    Cocoa

    Cocoa is a general purpose, high-level programming language based on the C language. Cocoa is an application environment for both the OS X operating system and iOS, the operating system used on multi-touch devices such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It consists of a suite of object-oriented software libraries, a runtime system, and an integrated development environment (IDE).

    Google Android

    Google Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware, and key applications. The Android SDK provides the tools and libraries necessary to begin developing applications that run on Android-powered devices.

    iOS SDK (Software Development Kit)

    iOS SDK  is a collection of tools developed by Apple to facilitate the development of native applications for any iOS device. The iOS SDK includes sets such as Cocoa Touch, Media, Core Services, Mac OS X Kernel and an iOS simulator.

    Java

    Java is a programming language created by Sun Microsystems. Java is a general-purpose, class-based, object oriented language that is intended as “write once, run anywhere” code, and is extremely popular for robust application development and client-server web applications.

    Microsoft Visual Studio Express

    Microsoft Visual Studio Express lets you unleash your creativity. Visual Studio Express offers an exciting experience with the new integrated development environment, a new editor built in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and support for the new .NET Framework. Download and get started today! Microsoft is committed to supporting students as they pursue their interests in technology. By supporting companies like iD Tech Camps, Microsoft provides students with opportunities to learn programming using world-class developer tools like those found in Visual Studio Express. For information about additional educational materials, please visit www.microsoft.com/facultyconnection/precollegiate.

    Objective-C

    Objective-C is a general purpose, high-level programming language based on the C language and offers object-oriented capabilities and dynamic runtime. Objective-C is the main language used for developing applications for the Apple OS X and iOS operating systems.

    SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Photon

    The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Photon is a great way to get started in the fresh IoT world and WiFi development. The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Photon provides you not only with the Photon RedBoard but everything you need to hook up and experiment with multiple electronic circuits! With the Photon SIK you will be able to complete circuits that will teach you how to read sensors, drive motors, and more. The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Photon is the latest and greatest in Internet of Things kits. Whether you’re a software developer just getting into hardware, an EE learning software, or somewhere in between, this kit will help you get your projects hooked up to the Internet in no time.

    Swift

    Swift is an innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project—or for addition into your current app—because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

    VEX Robotics

    VEX Robotics is a leading provider of educational and competitive robotics products to schools, universities and robotics teams around the world. Their VEX IQ and VEX EDR product lines span elementary, middle, and high schools with accessible, scalable, and affordable robotics solutions. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. It allows educators to easily customize projects to meet the level of students’ abilities as they inspire & prepare the STEM problem-solvers of tomorrow.

    Xcode

    Xcode is a highly customizable integrated development environment (IDE) containing a suite of software development tools developed by Apple for OS X and iOS. It groups most of the tools developers need to design software in a streamlined and interactive user interface.
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  • Tech Products Used at Alexa Café (Ages 10-15)

    Adobe After Effects

    Adobe After Effects software delivers a comprehensive set of tools to efficiently produce motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, multimedia, and the Web. You can explore unlimited creative possibilities with precise control while working in a 2D or 3D compositing environment.

    Adobe Illustrator

    Adobe Illustrator is a professional quality graphic art program. Create print or web graphics, design posters, or bring a new logo to life!

    Adobe Lightroom

    Adobe Lightroom lets you manage, adjust, and present large volumes of digital photographs with one easy application. Adobe Lightroom software is essential for today’s digital photography workflow. Now you can quickly import, process, manage, and showcase your images — from one shot to an entire shoot. With Lightroom, you spend less time in front of the computer and more time behind the lens.

    Adobe Muse

    Adobe Muse lets you create and publish dynamic websites for desktop and mobile devices that meet the latest web standards — without writing code. Design using familiar tools and hundreds of web fonts. Easily add interactivity like new scrolling effects, slide shows, contact forms, and videos.

    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop software is the professional image-editing standard, helping you work more efficiently, explore new creative options, and produce the highest quality images for print, the Web, and anywhere else. Create exceptional imagery with easier access to file data, streamlined Web design, faster, professional-quality photo retouching, and more.

    Adobe Premiere

    Adobe Premiere software is the professional video-editing standard, helping you work more efficiently, explore new creative options, and produce high quality videos. Bring your artistic visions to life and kick-start your film portfolio with this renowned filmmaking tool.

    Autodesk 123D Design

    Autodesk 123D Design is the simplest way to get your ideas into 3D. It’s free, powerful, yet simple 3D creation and editing tool which supports many new 3D printers. Download for free and find many resources to help you get the most out of your Autodesk 123D Design. Create amazing 3D-printable designs on your iPad.

    Dremel 3D Printer

    The Dremel 3D Idea Builder. A tool for the imagination. It fosters an entirely new learning experience, expands your creativity or it can take a hobby to exciting new levels. Users will be empowered to design, model, customize and build in ways never before possible. It gives you the unique ability to learn through invention and actual hands-on application. When choosing the right 3D printer for you, remember the Dremel Idea Builder is the most reliable, easiest, and supported 3D printer on the market. And Dremel has been inspiring makers for more than 80 years, so you can trust us to help bring your imagination to life.

    JavaScript

    JavaScript is the programming language of the Web. All modern HTML pages are using JavaScript. It is also used for computers, servers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and more.

    LilyPad Arduino

    The LilyPad Arduino series is designed to get you started in the world of e-textiles — or electronic-wearables. The LilyPad Arduino has the same microcontroller as the standard Arduino and can be programmed for your most creative projects. The biggest difference is that it is round and it is designed to be sewn into fabrics using conductive thread. It uses conductive thread instead of wires to connect components like LEDs, sensors, vibe motors, and buzzers into your fabric creations.

    Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid

    The two-in-one Cintiq Companion Hybrid from Wacom combines the creative power of a 13″ Cintiq creative pen display at your desktop, with the freedom of an Android tablet that you can use as your mobile sketchpad from anywhere you go. With an Android device you can connect to a Mac or PC to run all our favorite creative software apps. Designed for portable use or desktop, Cintiq Companion products offer the perfect ‘on-the-go’ creative display and include a handy carrying case.

    Wacom Intuos Pen Tablet

    The Wacom Intuos pen tablet lets you unleash your creativity to sketch, draw and paint on your computer easily and as naturally as working with pen and paper. It includes Wacom’s leading pen & touch technology, free downloadable creative software and online training. Use the pressure sensitive pen to draw in detail and shading with your favorite creative software. Intuos tablets come in 4 models – Draw, Art, Photo and Comic customized to help you start creating right away.
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  • Tech Products Used At iD Tech Mini (Ages 6-9)

    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop software is the professional image-editing standard, helping you work more efficiently, explore new creative options, and produce the highest quality images for print, the Web, and anywhere else. Create exceptional imagery with easier access to file data, streamlined Web design, faster, professional-quality photo retouching, and more.

    LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3

    LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3 is the latest in educational robotics, and enables students to discover science, technology, engineering and math in a fun and engaging way. MINDSTORMS Education helps youngsters develop curriculum skills by building and programming smart robots using a natural, step-by-step learning process. Through the combination of LEGO building sets and user-friendly software, MINDSTORMS Education provides students with the right tools to put their knowledge into practice – and challenges them to come up with new ideas themselves.

    LEGO Education WeDo

    LEGO Education WeDo is a learning solution that blends hands-on manipulatives with integrated technology and curriculum to create a minds-on experience that is aligned with key educational standards and learning objectives. Designed for children in grades 2-5, WeDo incorporates intuitive, icon-based programming software with motors, sensors, and cross-curricular activities that inspire and motivate STEM learning.

    Minecraft

    Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew, players started to work together to create incredible creations, ranging from scale replicas of spaceships, to working computers, to entire cities influenced by their favorite movies. It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.

    Tech Products Used at the iD Tech Mini Maker Station

    There’s no better place to learn engineering principles, spatial reasoning, programming concepts, and problem solving skills than at the iD Tech Mini Maker Station! During fun, supervised breaks, campers participate in Maker camp activities and explore a diverse collection of both high-tech and low-tech gadgets and leading tech toys including the GoldieBlox Dunk Tank Construction Set, ThinkFun Robot Turtles, Roominate Chateau with electrical elements, Makey Makey Invention Kit, and littleBits Electronics. Playtime has never been more fun!

    GoldieBlox

    GoldieBlox creates innovative and fun toys for girls, designed to develop an early interest in engineering and confidence in problem-solving. GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank is a book plus construction set that builds spatial skills and engineering principles (hinges and levers) using the story of Goldie and her need to get her water-hating, dirt-loving pup Nacho clean. It comes with 3 design ideas and unlimited building possibilities. The Craft-Struction Box enhances children’s building experience with the benefits of open-ended play, combining the best elements of crafting and construction. Kids will think like Goldie to prototype and problem-solve, and with over 275 pieces the possibilities are endless. All pieces in GoldieBlox kits are compatible to let kids keep building bigger and better!

    littleBits

    littleBits is the easiest way to learn and invent with electronics. The color-coded modules snap together with magnets to make circuits in seconds. With over 60 modules available, the growing library can be combined in endless configurations to bring your ideas to life. Using littleBits as an adaptable learning tool, we aim to empower educators’ and students’ pursuit of life-long learning and to inspire them to shape and reinvent their world through making, creating, and iterating.

    Makey Makey

    Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. It allows you to turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between. It comes ready to use out of the box with everything you need: Makey Makey, Alligator Clips, and a USB Cable. At Makey Makey we believe that everyone is creative, inventive, and imaginative. We believe that everyone can create the future and change the world. So we have dedicated our lives to making easy-to-use invention kits. We believe that the whole world is a construction kit, if we choose to see it that way. Makey Makey was created by Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum MIT at Media Lab under the advisorship of Mitch Resnick and is an academic and artistic project.

    Roominate

    Roominate is a stackable, award-winning, and customizable line of wired building systems that inspire open-ended and hands-on play through the use of motor and light circuits, modular pieces and universal joints. Girls and boys can build and create their own unique and original structures or vehicles that can be stacked against one another or taken apart and remade into something completely new and different. Roominate’s mission is to inspire the next generation to have fun with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects to help develop spatial and fine motor skills, engage hands-on problem solving skills, boost self-confidence, and teach basic circuitry. Roominate was selected as the #1 Toy of 2014 by Time Magazine and appeared in the Season 6 Premiere of Shark Tank. Roominate has also been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Today Show, and more.

    ThinkFun Code Master

    Code Master is a new puzzle board game that takes kids on the ultimate coding adventure.  The big brother to Robot Turtles, Code Master is easy enough for any kid to play, but challenging to master. Albeit a single-player game, friends can collaborate to solve the puzzles while learning coding logic and computer programming. It’s for a single player, ages 8+, and available at Target online and in stores.

    ThinkFun Robot Turtles

    Robot Turtles teaches programming basics. Through simple commands used to program the Robot Turtle, kids learn what it means to write code, debug and use functions. The best part? Kids have all the control acting as programmers to boss around the parent, the computer! Robot Turtles originated as a Kickstarter project where it became the most backed board game in history and graced the New York Times’ front page. It’s for up to five players, ages 4+, and available at Amazon, Target and your neighborhood toy stores.
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