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What is Maker Camp? 

Maker Camp is a four-day camp for students age 10-14. Our mission is to get students engaged in hands-on, creative collaboration. Each year, we issue a challenge for campers to build something out of found materials (cardboard, bottle caps, etc.), a Raspberry Pi computer, and small 3D-printed parts. Then, we practice design, 3D printing, coding, collaboration, and presentation skills. Finally, campers form teams, ideate, build, and present their design in front of an audience.

Maker Camp is made possible by a team of creative professionals from the University Libraries.

“My favorite part was seeing it all come together at the end and building something awesome with my friends. I used Scratch, a Raspberry Pi, and a breadboard to wire the sensors. I built the code in Scratch so it gives you a point when the sensor is triggered.” -  Carson Williams, camper, age 11, he did the programming for his team. 

“My favorite part of camp was using all of the tech[nology] at the library. I liked designing the 3D printed coin we used as the prize!” - Alice Bartos, age 11

Maker Camp 2023

Date/Time: July 25-28 (9 AM-4 PM)

Location: Newman Library, Virginia Tech 

Registration is closed. We look forward to seeing this year's campers soon! If your student is an individual with a disability and desires an accommodation, please contact at least 10 business days prior to the event.


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