Summer Camps in wake of COVID-19

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many summer camps have been shut down due to social distancing. BadgerBOTS wants to continue to help the community grow by providing online summer camps, so that students can continue learning throughout the summer. Our students have created a summer camp curriculum called STEM Tools for Tomorrow which includes programming, CAD, and Photoshop classes. These classes run Monday through Friday each week from 2pm – 4pm, and include hands-on projects that allow students to immediately apply what they have learned. No previous knowledge is required for attending these courses! If you are interested, you can get more information and sign up here.

JAVA Programming 101 – $275

2 weeks (July 20 – July 31)

It’s one thing to use your devices, but what about learning how they work? Without instructing our devices using code, performing something as simple as typing a letter would not be possible. In this course, students will use the free and simple software, jGRASP. This two week long course will start out simple by teaching basic JAVA input-output commands, and will progress into more abstract topics such as basic syntax structures. Throughout the course, students will test their knowledge by working on fun mini-projects, such as Mad-Libs. By the end, they will have adequate knowledge of JAVA programming to create their own personality quiz to express their creativity.

Max Roquitte
Teacher

Kevin Chang
Teacher

Emily Yao
Chat Monitor

Riley Johnson
Chat Monitor

Cal Rossman
Chat Monitor

CAD and 3D Printing 101 – $275

2 weeks (August 3 – August 14)

In the CAD and 3D Printing 101 course, students will be using OnShape, the same Computer Aided Design (CAD) software that is used by a wide variety of companies such as Nvidia and Trek. During the beginning of the course, students will learn how to use all the essential tools that OnShape offers, such as how to sketch, extrude, and assemble a project. Next, students will apply this knowledge to the next part of the course: 3D printing. This involves learning how to convert CAD models into G-code; this code that allows 3D printers to “read” CAD models using a software called Cura. In the end, students will be able to send their own CAD models to be 3D-printed; the final model will be processed and shipped by the BadgerBOTS team. Throughout this two-week course, students will engage in exciting projects which will include CADing a water bottle, 3D printing their name, and applying what they learned to bring their creative ideas to life.

Max Vogel
Teacher

Cal Rossman
Teacher

David Hurd
Chat Monitor

Bert Wolle
Chat Monitor

Ellis Bayouth
Helper

Adobe Photoshop 101 – $175

1 week (August 17 – August 21)

Photoshop is an all-in-one software that serves as a creative tool; it allows artists to do everything from touching up photos to creating paintings. In this immersive Adobe Photoshop 101 course, students will learn the basics of how to navigate the software and eventually create their own pieces of digital art. Starting with learning about manipulating layers and transforming images, students will create their own meme. Later on, students will be equipped with the knowledge to let their creativity flow and design their own logo or promotional poster for a fictional company. For all types of students, this course introduces lifelong skills that are involved in jobs such as graphic design, marketing, or even creating professional presentations. NOTE: students are responsible for purchasing or obtaining a free trial of Photoshop prior. Certain systems (such as ChromeOS) or hardware limitations may not be compatible with the software. 

Max Roquitte
Teacher

Kevin Chang
Teacher

Emily Yao
Chat Monitor

Riley Johnson
Chat Monitor

Elizabeth Wu
Helper

Maia Blas
Helper

If you have questions, or would like to contact any of our volunteers, you can find their contact information here.

Our coordinators:

MAX ROQUITTE – max.roquitte@team1306.com
KEVIN CHANG – kevin.chang@team1306.com
DAVID HURD – drh.hurd@gmail.com

Our volunteers:

EMILY YAO – emily.yao@team1306.com
RILEY JOHNSON – r121.johnson@gmailcom
MAX VOGEL – max.vogel@team1306.com
CAL ROSSMAN – cal.rossman@team1306.com
BERT WOLLE – bert.wolle@team1306.com
ELLIS BAYOUTH – ellisbayouth@gmail.com
ELIZABETH WU – elizabethlw175@gmail.com
MAIA BLAS – maiablas2004@gmail.com