MIA Made's Wynwood Maker Camp is the 1st of its kind in South Florida. Over the course of the summer, instructors will take 85 students (age 8-15) with no experience in technology through a curriculum that covers electronics, microcomputers, virtual reality, 3D printing, collaboration, communication, and entrepreneurship. The goal of the camp is to encourage youth to be innovative thinkers by exposing them to cutting-edge technology in a way that is comprehensible and applicable.
The camp will run five 2-week sessions with 15 students each (4:15 instructor to student ratio). During the first week, students will learn in a collaborative, hands-on environment how to work with the Raspberry Pi, Little Bits circuits, 3D printing and scanning, and different ways of thinking about problems. With the world changing at an exponential pace, the skills and methodologies learned this week will help prepare students for the coming future.
The second week, students will go on a field trip to a local technology company and then spend the rest of the week developing their own individual project using the technologies they learned the week before. The projects are focused on using music and art to introduce technology and the making process. The session will end with a showcase of the student’s various projects and subsequently be invited to show their projects off again at the Miami Mini Maker Faire in November 2014.
In this project, students will create their own arcade machine complete with a joystick and arcade button controls.
Raspberry PiLinuxCircuit Design
This project will allow students to create their own internet based radio device for listening to their favorite music off Shoutcast Radio.
This project entails creating a portable camera with the Raspberry Pi.
Raspberry PiImage Processing3D PrintingCircuits
This project entails creating a stage lighting fixture of LED lights that dance to the beat of your favorite music.
Raspberry PiCircuitsLight ControlC Programming
This project entails creating a usable musical instrument with the Raspberry Pi. Students will connect buttons and control knobs together with the pi to control sounds being synthesized on the Pi. A 21st century piano, with your own creative touch.
Raspberry PiSound SynthesisC ProgrammingLinux
|1 (ages 8-12)||June 9 - June 20||9am - 2pm||15/15|
|2||June 23 - July 4||9am - 2pm||15/15|
|3||July 7 - July 18||9am - 2pm||15/15|
|4||July 21 - August 1||9am - 2pm||15/15|
|5||August 4 - August 15||9am - 2pm||15/15|
After Camp Intro To Programming
Interested in learning how to program? We will be introducing a special class for each session from 2 PM - 5PM called “Intro to Interactive Programming”. Students will be using an easy to use an educational programming language called Snap from UC Berkeley. The class will teach: the fundamentals of computer science, the critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary for learning programming, and the development of interactive graphics using the classic method of Turtle Geometry. These works of art developed by the students will then be shown in our special showcase at the end of each session and in our Miami Mini Maker Faire in November.
The camp is $400 per session, with food and supplies will be provided throughout the camp.
$325 per session for kids that do not require daily lunch to be provided
$150 extra for Intro to Interactive Programming