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Two MakerLab Camps for High School Students Scheduled at PSC This Summer

Two MakerLab Camps for High School Students Scheduled at PSC This Summer [06/18/2015]

Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting two MakerLab camps for high school students. The first is a 3D Printing class, and the second is an Arduino Basics class. Both will be held in the CAD Computer Lab in room 3210 of the PSC main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

The 3D printing class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 22 through 25, and costs $79 per student. Students will learn how to import, prepare and print three-dimensional parts using the MakerBot Mini and Replicator 3D printers on campus. By the end of the session, students should have all the knowledge necessary to use the machines for all their 3D printing needs.

An Arduino Basics class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 13 through 16. The workshop introduces students to the Arduino board hardware and software through hands-on exercises, and will show them how to interface it to circuits that are built. The workshop cost is $79 per student and includes an Arduino Uno board, prototyping board, cables and all the necessary electronics that students keep. No previous electronics or programming experience is necessary.

The PSC MakerLab is a space for innovation, creativity and imagination to flourish. Located in the Industrial Technology Wing on PSC’s main campus, the MakerLab has 3D printers, a 3D scanner, welders, electronics, mills, lathes, tooling and more. For more information, contact Bill Kuban at (708) 709-3783 or wkuban@prairiestate.edu.