$595; $100 is due at the time of registration
Date and Time
June 19–30 (Monday-Friday), 10 a.m.–2 p.m. CST
Applications are viewed on a rolling basis, and seats in the program are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Rising ninth–12th graders (ages 14–17); must be able to interact with dogs and cats
Students will learn to use digital fabrication and carpentry tools to develop the next big thing for man’s best friend.
- Understand and implement design-thinking process
- Learning basic CAD and 3D modeling
- Learn and operate the three major rapid-prototyping tools (3D printer, laser cutter, and CNC router)
- Conduct market research, including surveying pet owners and touring a pet store
- Ideation, including deciding what is missing from the marketplace and then sketching it out on paper
- Develop a prototype, including using tools within the Idea Shop to transform each student’s sketch into a built product that will be tested by live animals
Jason Minter, Idea Shop Manager
Ling Peng, Idea Shop Assistant Manager
Michael Koenig, Idea Shop Assistant Manager
Questions about the application process? Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.