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  • Print Shop — 3D Printing With Autodesk & Dremel

    Alexa Café | Ages 10-15

Print Shop — 3D Printing With Autodesk & Dremel

All-girls 3D printing course

Division
Alexa Café
Ages
10-15 (Must turn 10 by 12-31-17)
Skill Level
Beg - Adv
Ratio Guarantee
8 students per instructor
Prerequisite
None
Software
Autodesk 123D Design, Dremel Idea Builder

Course Description

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 123D 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 123D Design
  • Troubleshoot 3D prints

Top Skills Gained

Software & Hardware Skills Development

  • Autodesk 123D Design
  • Autodesk Print Studio
  • Dremel 3D Idea Builder

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Creativity
  • 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 123D Design software fundamentals (Autodesk 123D Design software is free and runs on Mac, PC, and iOS). Advanced or returning students may be able to build multiple-component models or models with more advanced geometry at the discretion of the Instructor.

Our Recommendations

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 123D Design, a free, powerful yet simple 3D creation and editing tool which supports many new 3D printers. 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
    • iD Tech Mini

      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SAN JOSE: SJC (16 miles, 25 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      SAN FRANCISCO: SFO (22 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr 15 mins public transit)

      OAKLAND: OAK (30 miles, 45 mins by car)

      Palo Alto, CA
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      OAKLAND: OAK (15 miles, 25 mins by car, 1 hr 10 mins public transit)

      SAN FRANCISCO: SFO (25 miles, 35 mins by car, 1 hr 20 mins public transit)

      Berkeley, CA
  • California - Southern
  • Colorado
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      DENVER: DEN (31 miles, 35 mins by car, 1 hr 15 mins public transit)

      Denver, CO
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

      iD Coding & Engineering Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      CHICAGO: ORD (26 miles, 40 mins by car, 2 hrs 10 mins public transit)

      CHICAGO: MDW (42 miles, 1 hr by car, 2 hrs 20 mins public transit)

      Lake Forest, IL
  • Massachusetts
    • Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      BOSTON: BOS (8 miles, 19 mins by car, 45 mins by public transit)

      Boston, MA
  • New York
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      iD Coding & Engineering Academy

      Day Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Day Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      NEW YORK: LGA (11 miles, 20 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      NEWARK: EWR (14 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      NEW YORK: JFK (20 miles, 40 mins by car, 1 hr 30 mins public transit)

      New York, NY
  • Pennsylvania
    • Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      PHILADELPHIA: PHL (20 miles, 35 mins by car, 1 hr 15 mins public transit)

      Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Washington
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

      iD Coding & Engineering Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SEATTLE: SEA (19 miles, 25 mins by car, 1 hr 20 mins public transit)

      Seattle, WA

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Hours & Tuition

Day Camp

Ages: 10-15
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.

Overnight Camp

Ages: 10-15
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)

Optional Add-ons

Tech Rocket

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!

Continuing Education Units

Add $99 per week

Gain a competitive edge for college—Accredited Continuing Education Units issued by Villanova University are available for purchase upon registration.

Sample Day

7:30am: Overnight Campers wake up and enjoy breakfast! (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).

9:15am: All Campers meet for morning announcements, ice breakers, and team-building activities.

9:30am: Split into course groups. Grab your laptop, put on your favorite song, and start creating!

12pm: Lunch time!

1pm: Back to the labs to collaborate and create!

2:30pm: A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Capture the flag? Gaming tournaments? Board games? Optional sports? We offer many summer camp activities that vary by week and location. Beyond STEM skill development, students will socialize, make friends, and have fun.

3:30pm: 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 Camp students participate in supervised recreational activities such as optional sports, gaming tournaments, and movie nights. In some cases, students can continue working on their projects, as scheduling permits.

10pm: Lights out for Overnight Campers.

Instruction

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.

All-Adult Staff

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.