Make Summer with NYC FIRST

Mon, Jul 13th 2020 at 9:00 AM EST · By NYC FIRST
Date & Time
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 at 9:00 AM EST
to
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 at 4:00 PM EST
Location
NYC FIRST - Tata Innovation Center, Cornell Tech
11 E Loop Rd
New York NY, 10044
Event Details

4 One-Week-Long Summer Courses

Monday to Friday

July 13th - August 7th 


Campers participating in the Make Summer program will test out their science, technology, engineering, and math skills through hands-on learning. They will gain experience in 2D design, 3D design, digital fabrication, programming, engineering, and robotics. All while experimenting with Vinyl Cutters, Laser Cutters, and 3D Printers. During each week of this program, students will conceive of an idea, test it out, and make it happen.


We are offering 4 one-week-long summer courses for rising 7th - 9th graders, each week has its own focus.


Week 1: 2D Digital Fabrication (July 13 - July 17)


Design is all around us, and you can be a designer! If you like to sketch and want to see your designs come to life, this is the course for you.


During this week, students will take their own designs from an idea to production. They will go through the whole design process, from brainstorming an idea to sketching their designs by hand, then redesign them using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Students will fabricate these designs using the Laser Cutter and Vinyl Cutter. They will gain a basic understanding of 2D design and 2D fabrication while learning more about the use of digital fabrication in the real-world. 


Students will learn to silkscreen, design and build a custom clock, and build their own creations.


Week 2: 3D Digital Fabrication (July 20 - July 24)


3D printing is revolutionizing our world, so don't miss out on this essential new skill. In this hands-on course, you will brainstorm, sketch, model, print, and build 3D parts all while addressing real-world problems! 


Students will dive into 3D creation while building the skills to move their designs from idea to object. By the end of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to prototype 3D designs, 3D model these designs, and 3D print them! They will gain a basic understanding of 3D design and fabrication, while using professional software, such as TinkerCAD and Fusion 360, to design personalized objects and then watch them take shape.


Students will build upon their learnings from this week to create custom items for their own use.


Week 3: Intro to Robotics (July 27 - July 31)



During this week-long program, students will become familiar with the basics of circuitry, and the principles of programming. This week will be focused on a robot build, in which students craft a functioning robot, which will be based on this year’s robotics challenge.  They will develop and strengthen STEM skills and will practice engineering principles while realizing the value of strategy, innovation, collaboration, hard work, and sharing ideas through designing, building, programming and presentation skills.


At the end of this week, participants will compete in a robotics challenge.



Week 4: Intro to Robotics and Sensors (August 3 - August 7)


During this week-long program, students will become familiar with the basics of circuitry, and the principles of programming, while also learning to work with sensors. As with the previous week, this week will be focused around building a robot, in which students craft a functioning robot based on this year’s robotics challenge, except this robot will have to drive itself!  They will get hands-on experience interfacing with sensors such as ultrasonic distance sensors, light sensors, color sensors and much more!

At the end of this week, participants will compete in a robotics challenge.



Additional Info:

Each day runs from 9:30am - 4:00pm at Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island. Transportation will not be provided. Participants will be required to bring their own lunch, but we will provide healthy snacks.  Early drop-off or late-pick up will not be available.


**Due to focused curriculum, the Make Summer Program is limited to rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders (as of Fall 2020).**


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations before 4/15: 100% refund

Cancellations between 4/16 - 6/15: 50% refund

Cancellations after 6/16: no refund



Learn More: http://www.nycfirst.org/stemcenters/make-summer-camp-2020

Email: summer@nycfirst.org




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Week 1: 2D Digital Fabrication (July 13 - July 17)

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Week 1: 2D Digital Fabrication 


Design is all around us and you can be a designer! If you like to sketch and want to see your designs come to life, this is the course for you.


During this week students will take their own designs from an idea to production. They will go through the whole design process, from brainstorming an idea, to sketching their designs by hand, then redesign them using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Students will fabricate these designs using the Laser Cutter and Vinyl Cutter. They will gain a basic understanding of 2D design and 2D fabrication, while learning more about the use of digital fabrication in the real-world. 


Students will learn to silkscreen, design and build a custom clock, and to create their own lamp.


Quantity

$950

Week 2: 3D Digital Fabrication (July 20 - July 24)

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Week 2: 3D Digital Fabrication 


3D printing is revolutionizing our world, so don't miss out on this essential new skill. In this hands-on course, you will brainstorm, sketch, model, print, and build 3D parts all while addressing real-world problems! 


Students will dive into 3D creation while building the skills to move their designs from idea to object. By the end of this course students will have the knowledge and skills to prototype 3D designs, 3D model these designs, and 3D print them! They will gain a basic understanding of 3D design and fabrication, while using professional software, such as TinkerCAD and Fusion 360, to design personalized objects and then watch them take shape.


Students will learn mold making, they will design and fabricate keychains, make lithophane prints, and build a custom item for their own use.


Quantity

$950

Week 3: Intro to Robotics (July 27 - July 31)

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Week 3: Intro to Robotics


During this week long program students will become familiar with the basics of circuitry, and the principles of Programming. This week will be focused around a robot build, in which students craft a functioning FTC robot, and will be based on this year’s FTC challenge.  They will develop and strengthen STEM skills and will practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of strategy, innovation, collaboration, hard work, and sharing ideas through designing, building, programming and presentation skills.


At the end of this week, campers will compete at the end of the week, taking part in a competition that simulates what a real competition feels like.


Quantity

$950

Week 4: Intro to Robotics and Sensors (August 3 - August 7)

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Week 4: Intro to Robotics and Sensors


During this week long program students will become familiar with the basics of circuitry, and the principles of Programming while also learning to work with sensors. As with the previous week, this week will be focused around a robot build, in which students craft a functioning FTC robot, and will be based on this year’s FTC challenge, except this robot will have to drive itself!  


At the end of this week, campers will compete at the end of the week, taking part in a competition that simulates what a real competition feels like. They will get hands on experience interfacing with sensors such as ultrasonic distance sensors, light sensors, color sensors and much more!


Quantity

$950

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