Print Shop — 3D Printing With Autodesk & Dremel
Alexa Café | Ages 10-15
Print Shop — 3D Printing With Autodesk & Dremel
All-girls 3D printing course
- Alexa Café
- 10-15 (Must turn 10 by 12-31-17)
- Skill Level
- Beg - Adv
- Ratio Guarantee
- 8 students per instructor
- Autodesk Maya, Dremel Idea Builder
From inexpensive prosthetic limbs to crucial surgical tools in remote areas, 3D-printed objects are changing the world—and now your student can be a part of it. Girls will use professional modeling software to design 3D objects, successfully prepare them for a 3D printer using Autodesk Print Studio, and then observe the 3D printing process from start to finish. The best part of all? They'll get to actually take home their creation. Students will design multiple objects, and take home at least one printed object of their choice.
Note: Students can design multiple objects, but will take home one printed object of their choice.
What Will Students Take Home?
Students will take home a copy of their Autodesk Maya design files and one 3D printed model, printed on the Dremel 3D Idea Builder.
What Will Students Learn?
Students Will Learn to:
- Set up the 3D print process
- Discover best practices for 3D print creation
- Work in 3D space
- Design 3D solid models with Autodesk Maya
- Troubleshoot 3D prints
Top Skills Gained
Software & Hardware Skills Development
- Autodesk Maya Design
- Autodesk Print Studio
- Dremel 3D Idea Builder
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
- Project planning
- Technical design
Skill Level | Is This Course Appropriate for Your Student?
This technical design course features an introduction to the process of 3D printing, as well as best practices for creating successful 3D prints. Students will be shown how to set up 3D printers (filament loading, build plate leveling, etc.) but will not actively manage the print process. The curriculum will primarily focus on Autodesk Maya design fundamentals. Advanced or returning students may be able to build multiple-component models or models with more advanced geometry at the discretion of the Instructor.
From industrial design and manufacturing to software and hardware engineering, the 3D printing industry is booming. This course serves as an excellent introduction to 3D printing, and is ideal for students who like to draw, design, imagine, and then see their creations come to life. Students who display creativity and the willingness to tinker will do well in this course.
You'll discover 3D print fundamentals, along with Autodesk Maya, powerful 3D creation and editing tool. Feel free to call us at 1-888-709-8324 so that we can make personal recommendations, should you need assistance.
Where Is This Course Offered?
California - Northern
California - Southern
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Hours & Tuition
Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thurs, 3-4pm Fri
Tuition: From $949/week USD. All taxes included.
Lunch Plan: Lunch can be purchased for an additional $60/week.
Check-In: 6pm Sun
Pick-Up: 3-4pm Fri
Tuition: Add $569/week USD. All taxes included.
Meals: All meals included
Please note: In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year.
Your Tuition Includes:
- 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio (guaranteed)
- Free flex hours at check-in and pick-up
- Diploma with transcript and instructor insights
- Final project and software discounts
- Custom Alexa Café t-shirt, H2O bottle
- Outdoor time, campus tours (most locations)
- Access to online curriculum (iD Game Plan)
Add $179 (annual subscription)
Tech Rocket is the #1 online learning destination for kids and teens. Aspiring app programmer? Indie game developer? Graphic artist? You got this! Level up your tech skills and build community with thousands of other students. With gaming tournaments, safe, collaborative forums, a massive Minecraft server, and an arcade, Tech Rocket makes learning fun all year long. It’s the perfect complement to our summer programs!
7:15am: Overnight campers, rise and shine! Eat breakfast in the campus dining hall—breakfast is typically all-you-can-eat, and consists of favorites such as pancakes, sausages, orange juice, cereal, waffles, and fruit. (Make sure to notify us of any special dietary needs or allergies before camp.)
8–9am: Day campers check in between 8–9am with our flex hours (no extra cost).
9am: All campers meet for morning announcements, icebreakers, and team-building activities.
9:30am: Split into course groups. Grab your laptop, put on your favorite song, and start creating!
Noon: Lunch time—head to the dining hall if you’re on the Meal Plan. Depending on the policy of each university, students who bring their own bag lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the crew, or gather elsewhere with an Alexa Café instructor.
1pm: Back to the labs to collaborate and create!
2:30pm: Lanyard making? A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Team-building activity? Board games? We offer many summer camp activities that vary by week and location. Beyond STEM skill development, students will socialize, make friends, and have fun.
3:15pm: Return to the labs.
5pm: Wrap-up your projects for the day.
5–6pm: Pick-up time for Day campers. Pick-up flex hours are between 5–6pm, at no extra charge.
6pm: Dinner for overnight campers.
7pm: Overnight campers participate in supervised recreational activities such as optional sports, crafting, gaming, and movie nights. In some cases, students can continue working on their projects, as scheduling permits.
10pm: Lights out for overnight campers.
Discover what sets our teaching style apart.
8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee
We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At Alexa Café, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, all-adult instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.
How We Teach | Personalized Instruction with a Purpose
Our tech curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with iD Game Plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide you with properly paced learning. All girls enrolled at the Café will learn about 1-for-1 social movements, stylish, game-changing brands, and real-world entrepreneurship and leadership, all the while being challenged to incorporate technology to make a difference. It’s not just about building a webpage or learning to code--it’s about creating a passionate vision to inspire and help others in our local communities and beyond our borders.
Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We do not hire Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at our summer technology camps. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Web Design, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.
Friday Concept Café for Families
On the last day of camp during Concept Café, instructors present each student with a personalized iD Tech Diploma and recap students' key accomplishments. Afterwards, students unveil their final projects to parents and siblings, demonstrating all that they learned in just one week of camp.
Why Alexa Café?
Alexa Café, named after iD Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi, was designed with girls ages 10-15 in mind. While all iD Tech programs are great for girls, we acknowledge the pervasive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) gender gap, and seek to remedy it with a chic, collaborative learning environment focused on girls. The Café emphasizes leadership, entrepreneurship, brand identity, and philanthropy, with STEM subjects creatively woven into the curriculum.
Code.org reports that while over 50% of the U.S. population is female, women make up only 12% of Computer Science undergrads. Similarly, women comprise nearly half of the U.S. labor force, but hold only 4.6% of top leadership positions (according to catalyst.org). Many girls are missing out on future STEM careers and big opportunities to innovate and create change. Alexa Café is not about special treatment for girls. It's about fostering leadership and tech skills in a fresh setting that's unlike anything else. For a more detailed program overview, please visit AlexaCafe.com.