3D Printing & Engineering With Autodesk & Dremel
iD Tech Camps Course | Ages 13-17
3D Printing & Engineering With Autodesk & Dremel
3D Printing & Engineering Camp for Teens
- iD Tech Camps
- 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-17)
- Skill Level
- Beg - Adv
- Ratio Guarantee
- 8 students per instructor
- Autodesk Maya, Dremel Idea Builder
3D printing is revolutionizing industries worldwide, and now you can take an object from your imagination and turn it into reality. You'll develop 3D modeling and engineering fundamentals as you create unique designs with Autodesk’s premier modeling programs and watch them come to life on 3D printers. Take home your model to show off to all your friends. You’ll design multiple objects, and take home at least one printed object of your choice.
3D printing is one of the fastest growing fields in technology. From hardware and software engineering to industrial design and manufacturing, 3D printing industry opportunities are at the forefront of an emerging trend toward fast prototyping and rapid product development.
What Will Students Take Home?
Campers will take home a copy of their Autodesk Maya design files as well as 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
- Understand the engineering design process
- Learn to work in 3D space
- Design 3D solid models with Autodesk Maya
- Troubleshoot 3D prints
Top Skills Gained
Software & Hardware Skills Development
- Autodesk Maya
- Autodesk Print Studio
- Dremel 3D Idea Builder
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
- Project planning
- Technical design
- Critical thinking
Skill Level | Is This Course Appropriate for Your Student?
This technical design course for ages 13-17 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.
In addition, this course will delve into the engineering design process, a series of steps that engineers follow for troubleshooting and product improvement. Advanced or returning students may be able to build multiple-component models or models with more advanced geometry at the discretion of the Instructor.
This course is ideal for students who like to draw, design or imagine, and then see their creations come to life. Students who display creativity and the willingness to tinker will do well in this course.
This course is an excellent introduction to 3D printing. You'll learn 3D print fundamentals, along with Autodesk Maya, a powerful 3D creation and editing tool. If you are interested in industrial design, computer-aided design, or 3D modeling, this course is a great place to start. 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
District of Columbia
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Hours & Tuition
Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thurs, Fri 3-4pm (varies by site)
Tuition: From $799/week USD. All taxes included.
Commuter Lunch Plan: Starts at an additional $60/week
Check-In: Sunday 6pm
Pick-Up: Friday 3-4pm (times may vary)
All Inclusive: 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 iD Tech t-shirt, H2O bottle
- Outdoor time, campus tours (most locations)
- Gaming tournaments
- 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!
Ultimate Gaming Weekends
Add $379 per weekend
Ultimate Gaming Weekends (UGWs) are offered at select iD Tech Camps locations for ages 10+, and are intended to bridge the gap for students attending 2 consecutive weeklong camp sessions. You may also stay the weekend after your session. UGWs can be selected as an add-on during registration. Students who stay the weekend can expect campus excursions, gaming tournaments, and a variety of fun indoor and outdoor summer activities.
Continuing Education Units
Add $99 per week
Gain a competitive advantage for college! Teens ages 13-17 attending iD Tech Camps have the option to purchase accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs), issued by Villanova University. CEUs are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit continuing education programs. CEUs are not transferrable as college credit.
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 and let the tech innovation begin! Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor. Younger students will take more frequent breaks.
Noon: Lunch time—head to the dining hall if you’re on the iD Meal Plan. Depending on the policy of each university, students who bring their own lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the crew, or gather elsewhere with an iD instructor.
1pm: Back to the labs!
2:30pm: A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Capture the flag? 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.
3:15pm: Return to the labs. Let’s create!
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, gaming tournaments, 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 iD Tech, 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 learning potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.
How We Teach | Personalized Instruction
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. Most of our courses at iD Tech Camps are for beginner through advanced students.
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, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our camp staff.
Friday Family Showcase
On the last day of camp during Family Showcase, 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.
At iD Tech Camps, balance is very important. Our courses are fun and engaging, and completely unlike school. We want you to develop genuine passion for STEM subjects, and keep coming back year after year. If it's not fun—and if you don't learn a lot—we know you won't return. You can expect roughly 5 hours a day of instruction, with plenty of time for supervised breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative techtivities. (Jump to Sample Day for additional details.) Many clients describe the total iD Tech experience as "magical" and "unlike anything else." We work hard to make the experience unique, memorable, and valuable.