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

Summer Camps 2017

Looking for the discontinued camp listings? See the Archive (2015) (2016).

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 and require some computer skills. If you’d like to make sure your child is ready for Fab Lab camps please take a look at our participant experience guidelines. 
 

Camp Fab Lab

First-time campers enroll here! This camp provides an introduction to creation through rapid prototyping and digital fabrication with several areas and topics.

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

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Monster Maker

Use a variety of tools, techniques and mediums to design and make cute and scary monsters.

July 10-14 |1pm – 4pm
Ages 9+ | $120

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Learn to Sew

Learn to Sew

From repairing ripped clothing or broken toys to creating entirely new costumes or designs, sewing is an incredibly versatile skill! This camp is intended for those new to sewing.

June 12 – 16 | 1pm – 4pm
Ages 9+ | $120

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Card

Cardboard City!

Can’t wait to go to a Fab Lab Camp? This three-day mini camp welcomes younger kids itching to make things but not old enough yet for our other camps. Make a cardboard city, play with stickers and stitch name patches.

July 5-7 | 9am – 12pm (this is a 3 day camp)
Ages 5-8 | $75 (3 day)

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3D Printing Inventions

3D Printing Inventions

In this class, we will teach the basics of engineering using a variety of methods, including freehand sketching and digital design tools like Fusion 360.

July 5-7 | 1pm – 4pm (this is a 3 day camp)
July 31 – August 4 | 1pm – 4pm
Ages 9+ | $75 (3 day) $120 (5 day)

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Design Your Own Fabric

Design Your Own Fabric

Patterns are everywhere, from the argyle on your socks to the ikat on your curtains. Every printed pattern that you see was made by someone. Learn how patterns are made, both by hand and digitally, and how you can use digital tools to create your own unique fabrics and prints.

June 19 – 23 | 9am – 12pm
Ages 9+ | $120

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Spy Camp

Spy Camp

This camp, should you choose to accept it, will hone your trap making, puzzle solving, and hacking abilities in order to become the most awesome agent that’s ever lived.

June 19 – 23 | 1pm – 4pm *this camp is full
July 24 – 28 | 1pm – 4pm *this camp is full

Ages 11+ | $130

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Mapping with Microscopes

Mapping with Microscopes

Learn how to use DIY biohacking tools to explore the living world around you. Projects will include building your own origami microscope to learn about microscopy and histology techniques and an exploration of cell cultures.

July 5 – 7 | 1pm – 4pm (this is a 3 day camp)
Ages 10+ | $75

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E-Textiles

In this camp, students will learn how to combine basic circuits with fabric, producing their own light up wearables and wall hangings.

June 12 – 16 | 9am – 12pm 
Ages 10+ | $120

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Arduino Monsters

Build an Arduino Monster that can detect when people approach your room and tells them to stay away (or welcomes them) to your room.

July 5 – 7 | 1pm – 4pm
Ages 10+ | $75

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Cosplay Creations: Fabric

Ever wanted to make a cool superhero costume but have no idea where to start? Come join us for Cosplay Creations: Fabric Edition.

July 10 – 14 | 9am – 12pm
Ages 11+ | $120

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Cosplay Creations: Helmets

Enter into the land of costume creation through helmet making! This camp is a foray into foam fabricaction. Campers will learn from experienced helmet forgers about the tips and tricks for creating your own foam, battle ready helmet.

July 17 – 21 | 1pm – 4pm  *this camp is full
Ages 11+ | $130

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RPG Videogame Design

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

June 12 – 16 | 1pm – 4pm
June 19 – 23 | 1pm – 4pm
July 24 – 28 | 1pm – 4pm  *this camp is full
Ages 11+ | $120

RPG Design 2.0 (Advanced)
July 31 – August 4 | 9am – 12pm
Ages 11+ | $120

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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+ | $120

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MCedit

//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 24 – 28 | 1pm – 4pm
Ages 12+ | $120

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Minecraft Redstone Computers

Building Computers in Minecraft

For advanced Minecraft learners – work with redstone to learn how to understand and build computing machines in minecraft.

June 26 – 29 | 1pm – 4pm
Ages 12+ | $120

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Minecraft Team Survival Challenge

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

July 10 – 14 | 1pm – 4pm *this camp is full
July 31 – August 4 | 1pm – 4pm *this camp is full
Ages 9+ | $120

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Computer Hacking

Learn how to hack apart and hack together computers and other modern electronics. Participants will make their own server desktop computer to take home.

July 10 – 14 | 1pm – 4pm *THIS CAMP IS FULL*
Ages 11+ | $160

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Art with Arduino

Art with Arduino

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

July 17-21 | 1pm – 4pm
Ages 11+ | $130

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Laser This!

Spend a week working with the laser engravers as serious design tools.

July 10 – 14 | 9am – 12pm
Ages 10+ | $130 

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Papercraft Hax

Paper is amazing. Explore kinetic origami, automata with gears and movable parts, paper microscopes, layer art and more.

July 31-August 4 | 1pm – 4pm *this camp is full
Ages 10+ | $120

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Fab Lab Arcade

Do you love video games? What if you could build your own physical arcade game? Work with a team to build a physical arcade game that is powered by an arduino microcontrollers.

July 24 – 28 | 9am – 12pm
Ages 11+ | $130

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Robotic Plushies

Robotic Plushies

Build a robotic plushie but with components like soft circuits, LED screens or a programmble speakers.

July 17 – 21 | 9am-12pm
Ages 11+ | $130

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Animated Storytelling

Animated Storytelling

Learn approaches to storytelling and how to leverage graphic drawing tablets to create an animated video!

July 24 – 28 | 9am – 12pm
July 31 – August 4 | 1pm – 4pm
11+ | $120

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Adventurous Architecture

Learn principles of engineering and construction drawings by using SketchUp. Participants will decipher simple construction drawings, design furniture and create building models.

July 17 – 21 | 9am-12pm
Ages 11+ | $120

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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 7 – 11 | 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
Ages 9+ | $25 per session (morning or afternoon) per day | $105 for all 5 days

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