Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab
Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab

Archived Summer Camps 2016

Looking for the discontinued camp listings? See the Archive (2015).

After registering, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us to make sure we know you’re coming.

Most of our camps and workshops are for youth ages 9 and up. If you’d like to make sure your child is ready for Fab Lab camps please feel free to take a look at our participant experience guidelines.

No more Camp Fab Lab’s for this summer.

Camp Fab Lab

An introduction to creation with several areas and topics.

Multiple dates | 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm
Ages 9 – 14 | $120

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Fab Lab Outside Spring 2014 (1)

Camp Fab Lab II: Design Workshop

Advanced iterative-design-driven activities for returning Camp Fab Lab participants!

July 18 – 22 | 9am – 12pm
Ages 9 – 18 | $130

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Learn to Sew

Learn to Sew

Want to learn how to sew? In this camp, beginners will learn the basics of sewing, using various patterns, materials and techniques.

June 13 – 17 | 1pm – 4pm
July 25 – 29 | 1pm – 4pm
Ages 9+ | $120

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Cosplay Creations

Learn how to make props and costume parts with a variety of tools and techniques.

June 20 – 24 | 9am – 12pm
Ages 11+ | $125

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Animated Storytelling

Use graphic drawing tablets to create an animated video!

June 13 – 17 | 9am – 12pm
11+ | $105

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Sorry! This camp is full.  Please join the waitlist.

RPG Videogame Design

Join us as we write our own adventure and interactive game together using RPG Maker.

June 20 – 24 | 1pm – 4pm
August 1 – 5 | 9am – 12pm
Ages 11+ | $110

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Minecraft 3D Printing

Learn to use Minecraft for creative and collaborative purposes to do 3D design.

Multiple dates | 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm
Ages 9 – 14 | $105

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Science Simulation in Minecraft

Work with modded Minecraft platforms to explore and simulate environments and interactions.

June 27 – July 1 | 1pm – 4pm
Ages 10+ | FREE

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MCedit
Sorry! This camp is full.

//Hack Minecraft

For advanced Minecraft learners – redstone, digital storytelling with adventure mode, command blocks, server setup and plugins, mod coding and whatever else we come up with.

July 25 – 29 | 1pm – 4pm
Ages 12+ | $105

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Minecraft Team Survival Challenge

Work as a team on a custom survival server with advanced monsters and challenges.

July 11 – 15 | 9am – 12pm [FULL]
August 1 – 5 | 1pm – 4pm Ages 9 – 14 | $115

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Monster Maker

Use a variety of Fab Lab tools to design and make cute and scary monsters.

June 13 – 17 | 9am – 12pm
Ages 9+ | $115

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You Can Fab That: Backpack

Participants will design and build a fun backpack by incorporating Adafruit FLORAS, a sewable, Arduino-compatible microcontroller, to control sewable LEDs

July 11 – 15 | 1pm – 4pm
Ages 9+ | $140

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Creatures and Caverns

Enter the immersive world of tabletop gaming! This camp will introduce attendees to a role-playing game system – character creation, mechanics and storytelling.

July 25 – 29 | 1pm – 4pm
Ages 10 – 14 | $100

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Picture Circuits

Using alternative conductive material, such as special paint or copper tape, students will learn to make circuits in a whole new and creative way!

July 25 – 29 | 9am – 12pm
Ages 10+ | $120

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Screen Printing

Hands-on screen-printing with a variety of tools and techniques.

July 11 – 15 | 9am – 12pm
Ages 9+ | $120

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Art with Arduino

Make creative objects that interact with the outside world through things like touch sensors, leds, motors, speakers and much more.

August 1 – 5 | 1pm – 4pm
Ages 11+ | $130

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Laser This! Laser That!

Spend a week working with the laser engraver as a serious design tool.

Multiple dates | 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm
Ages 10+ | $125

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@Paper Polyhedra
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Papercrafts Extraordinaire

Spend a week working with the laser engraver as a serious design tool.

August 1 – 5 | 9am – 12pm
Ages 9+ | $115

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Bioinspiration: Insect Robots

Insect locomotion has had millions of years of fine tuning to move across different terrains, let’s learn from them and apply our observations to improve robot mobility.

July 5 – 8 | 1pm – 4pm
Ages 10+ | $140 (includes robot)

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Plushy Robots (Girls-Only)

In this girls-only workshop learners will create a series of small interactive creatures with electronics.

July 11 – 15 | 1pm – 4pm
Ages 10 – 14 | $130

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Solar-Powered Inventions

Work in teams to explore old electronics and create solar panel cell phone charger inventions.

July 18 – 22 | 1pm – 4pm
Ages 11+ | $135

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Everyone

Open Design Lab

Open Design Lab is an opportunity for campers to return to work on a project of their choice. Sign up by the day.

August 8 – 12 | 9am – 12pm (morning) and 1pm – 4pm (afternoon)
Ages 9+ | $25 per session (morning or afternoon) per day | $105 for all 5 days

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