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

Camp Fab Lab

The Fab Lab specializes in introducing learners to a variety of forms of rapid prototyping and iterative design. A combination of many of our most popular activities, Camp Fab Lab is several days and includes different components depending on the age and experience of participants. All workshops include:

  • Instruction with Inkscape, Silhouette Studio, 3D design programs and other software
  • A variety of concepts related to drafting and design, imagination, remixing, graphic design and problem-solving
  • Each participant will get to take home a variety of items they’ve created over the week, such as stickers, soldered LED badges, laser creations, 3D printed monsters, small electronics gizmos, plushy characters, embroidered patches and 3D scans of themselves!

Summer 2016

This is a 4 or 5 day introduction to the Fab Lab:

  • General tour, orientation and demonstrations
  • Use electronic cutters and sticky vinyl to make Stickers!
  • Apply methods in art and engineering with Basic Laser
  • Familiarization with 3D Printing and Scanning
  • An introduction to small board electronics (like Arduino) and/or computer-driven textile arts with Digital Embroidery
  • Take home several personalized objects like name tags, stickers, a fabrics project and 3D prints

The last (5th) day is open lab time for participants to apply the skills they’ve learned and interests they’ve cultivated to pursue projects in a less structured open-lab format – it is optional

Looking for a one-day workshop similar to this? Ask for the “Tour de Fab Lab”

Prerequisites: None
Difficulty: Easy
Required Ages: Varies, see dates below
Required # of Participants: 8 – 15
Dates / Times: multiple possible sessions 

Ages 8 10June 6 101pm 4pm
Ages 11+June 6 101pm 4pm
Ages 8 10June 20  241pm  4pm
Ages 11+June 20 249am 12pm
Ages 8 10July 5 8 (Tue – Thu)9am 12pm
Ages 11+July 5 8 (Tue – Thu)9am 12pm

Cost: $120

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