Maker Education is coming to Miami!

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.




Curriculum


Monday

Intro and Team Building

Tuesday

Raspberry Pi Introduction

Wednesday

Little Bits Circuits

Thursday

3D Scanning and Printing

Friday

Entrepreneurship Activity

Monday

Field Trip and Project Selection

Tuesday

Project Work Day

Wednesday

Project Work Day

Thursday

Project Work Day

Friday

Project Work Day / Maker Day Demo (5pm)

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.

Pi Arcade

In this project, students will create their own arcade machine complete with a joystick and arcade button controls.
Raspberry PiLinuxCircuit Design

Pi Radio

This project will allow students to create their own internet based radio device for listening to their favorite music off Shoutcast Radio.
Raspberry PiTCP/IPLinux

Pi Camera

This project entails creating a portable camera with the Raspberry Pi.
Raspberry PiImage Processing3D PrintingCircuits

Pi Music Visualizer

This project entails creating a stage lighting fixture of LED lights that dance to the beat of your favorite music.
Raspberry PiCircuitsLight ControlC Programming

Pi Synthesizer Instrument

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

Session Schedule

Session Days Time Capacity
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

Location


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.





Team



Nelson Milian

Tinkering is a learning experience. I've been entralled with the idea of using creative play making to teach kids the skills they will need in a 21st century society.

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Willie Avendano

Creative Technologist, Experimenter, Raspberry Pi hacker, Artist, Teacher.

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Derek Miller

Passionate about technology, small business and electronic music. Georgia Tech Computer Science alumni. Worked at Microsoft and Disney.

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Ali Daviglus

Hi I'm Ali, let's talk math!

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Danny Lafuente

I am an impact-driven entrepreneur with a passion for making Miami a better place to live, work, learn and play. I am the founder of The LAB Miami and MIA Made, through which I have looked to support local innovators by giving them a place to connect with other change makers and turn their ideas into actions.

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Ric Herrero

Is an Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of MIA Made.

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Partners



Apply

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

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* Contact us at programs@miamade.org if you would like to sign up and please bring in these forms on this first day of the course.

Wynwood Maker Camp FAQ


 
Do students need prior experience?
No prior experience is needed for the camp but learning will be tailored to each student’s progress level to ensure skills acquisition and increase confidence with STEAM topics.
 
Do students need to be good at math or have an interest in science?
No! The camp will cover these topics in a way that is engaging and fun. Students will be learning by building fun things like cameras, video arcades, radios, and visualizers using cool new technologies.
 
How are students supervised?
The camp will have 4 full-time instructors with a maximum of 17 students per session. Instructors are trained in safety procedures including CPR, injury or allergic reaction protocols, and always have a copy of the camper’s emergency contacts with them. Additionally, all students are expected to abide by the Camper Code of Conduct .
 
Do I need to worry about my kid becoming a mad scientist?
After this camp…probably.
 
How do I pay?
You can pay up front or set up a weekly payment plan (deposit required 1-week before session begins). You may pay by CC, Check, or Cash.
 
Where do I sign up?
Sign up your child right above or email programs@miamade.org for a PDF application or call us at (786) 505-7769 for more information.