Rapid Prototyping

In this STEAM elective course, you will learn about and participate in the 21st Century human maker experience. You will look at technology being used today to create products quickly and efficiently, as well as the math and science concepts that allow these machines to work. You will apply these ideas in different scenarios, both low and high tech, creating projects on three CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines – a Cameo cutting machine, a Carvey router, and a Makerbot or Up 3D printer. You will attempt projects using ‘old world’ technology in addition to using these new technological machines, so that you can truly compare your experiences, and understand and appreciate the value of these advancements. We hope that you will begin to see how the future may change because of these technologies and find your path in the creative journey of our future.