Both Middle School Camps are FULL.
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For students entering grades 7-9 in fall 2019.
Camps will take place in Eaton Hall on KU's Lawrence Campus.
Imagination to Creation
Computer Modeling & 3D Printing
June 24 – 25, 9am-5pm
This fun, hands-on two-day camp will teach junior high students about engineering design problems and how computer simulations can be used to solve such problems. Students will explore how geometric objects are modeled using computer-aided design software. In addition, they will learn how meshes are then used to digitally represent such objects. Students will also be exposed to computer simulations involving finite element analysis on the meshes. Such simulations are used by industry experts to determine an optimal design for the engineered object. Finally, we will cover 3D printing. Students will learn the basics of 3D printing and will take home a 3D printed object.
3D Design and Manufacture of Medical Devices
July 11 – 12, 9am-5pm
This two-day “crash course” will expose participants to 3D scanning, manipulation, visualization and 3D printing concepts and tools, along with their application to interact with the human body. We will demonstrate how 3D printing allows rapid prototyping, show basic adaptive equipment, and demonstrate the golf brace. We will highlight how 3D printed springs work, as well as explain the concepts of potential and kinetic energy using the springs. We will demonstrate and use motion-tracking software and will visualize a ball and stick model of the hand in real-time. We will also demonstrate the basics behind a block and pully system, such as force distribution and how fulcrums work. We will also describe the impact of 3D printing and practical medical applications. Participants will participate in 3D scanning everyday objects such as anatomy (i.e., hands) and will generate virtual and physical models through 3D printing. Participants will experience the complete workflow from image to geometric model to mesh to 3D printed model while gaining an understanding of computer-aided design for prosthetic design and rapid prototyping. Scans of everyday objects will be created. The scans will include anatomical ones (e.g., hands) and a 3D printed scanned object (via an overnight process).
* Campers should bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and snacks with them to camp each day.