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Hands-On Tech Summer Camps

TeachersWhoTech is offering three different full-day  summer camps for students ages 10-14 in the greater Seattle area.

 

UPCOMING CAMP:    July 24th - July 28th  

Camp 3: Wearable Tech & Fashion Design

Bring fashion and technology together. In this week-long camp, students will discover how to combine hands-on clothing construction techniques with circuits, electronics and AdaFruit Flora and Arduino™ mircocontroller programming to create personalized e-textiles or unique accessories using their new skills in design and engineering. They will be engaging in coding through a versatile range of materials.  This camp will have your student working in teams, making friends, and creating from day one. 

This camp will also feature the Project SportsLab Design Challenge of researching and designing shoe technology. The SportsLab on-line environment is a series of locations with resources and a narrative that drives players’ explorations guiding their team to uncover what they need to create a Parkour shoe design that reflects an understanding of sport research and design thinking.

Week-Schedule:
        Day 1: Fashion and Tech Foundations: Sewing basics and simple LED circuits
        Day 2: Coding: Flora Microcontrollers
        Day 3: Fashion Design: Shoes
        Day 4: Fashion Design: Clothing
        Day 5: Create and Code Unique Fashion Item


Ages: 10-14 (Middle Schoolers)
Full day: 9am - 4pm
Extended care available 1 hour before/after (8am dropoff, 5pm pickup)

Location: Teachers Who Tech Shop
               Interbay Work Lofts (next to Whole Foods Plaza)
               1631 15th Ave. W. Suite 315
               Seattle, WA 98119
 

  • Sample Schedule:
    9:00 - Start of day, Learning concepts and group design collaboration
    10:30 - Morning snack break (10 minutes)
    10:40 - Mini-project
    12:00 - Lunch
    12:30 - Big project
    2:00 -  Afternoon snack break (10 minutes)
    2:10 -   Finish big project, share with group, and reflect
    4:00 -  End of day, Parent pickup
  • STEAM and Project-Based Learning Skills Development:
    Problem-solving
    Creativity and innovation
    Collaborative teamwork
    Adapting to new challenges and being resourceful

  • What Will Students Take Home?    
    Students in this Camp will take home a USB with the documentations of the week’s learning and discovery process through their projects.  Projects in this class include : LED bracelets, shoe prototyping, clothing article with coded microcontroller LEDs. All projects can be taken home after the camp for continued improvement and tinkering

  • Who is a good fit for this camp?
    This summer camp is ideal for students who enjoy problem-solving and want to develop interpersonal skills through working in a collaborative team setting. As students have fun designing and building different fashion articles with integrated tech, this camp helps lay a strong foundation for future study in math, computer engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering and other STEM subjects.

 


 

PAST CAMPS: 


Camp 1: Adventures in Robotics, Engineering & Coding

Imagine it, engineer it, and bring it to life!  In this week-long camp, students will explore the exciting world of robotics, engineering and coding.  They will be engaging in coding while experiencing the versatility of materials.  This camp will have your student working in teams, making friends, and creating from day one.  

Dates: July 10th - July 14th      

Mini-Schedule:
Day 1: Starting with the basics - manipulating simple materials
Day 2: Prototyping and Engineering Foundations
Day 3: Robotics: Using Hydraulics
Day 4: Robotics: Using Motors
Day 5: Coding Microcontrollers


Camp 2: Making Musical Instruments

Want to invent the next level of musical instruments? In this week-long camp, students will appreciate the complexities of music-making machines and design and build their own instruments. They will be engaging in coding while experiencing a diverse range of materials.  This camp will have your student working in teams, making friends, and creating music from day one

Dates: July 17th - July 21st
 

Mini-Schedule:
Day 1: Wind instruments: Harmonicas + Vegetable Ocarinas
Day 2: Prototyping and Engineering Your Own Unique Instruments
Day 3: String Instruments: Acoustic Guitars + Harps
Day 4: String Instruments: Electric Guitars
Day 5: Electric Guitar - Coding Microcontrollers