Summer at St. Luke's




designLab Camp - Grades 9-12

Instructors:
Kimberly Gerardi
Michael Mitchell

Please contact Michael Mitchell with questions regarding designLab Camp.


Courses and Dates Available:

List of 3 items.

  • Introduction to App Design

    August 5-9
    9:00am - 12:00pm
    (Rising 5th-12th graders)

    Cost: $350
    Space is limited.

     
    Have you ever wanted to design your own app, but have no idea where to start? In this one-week summer experience led by designLab Director Michael Mitchell, students will learn how to use App Inventor through a series of guided templates that will teach them the fundamentals of application design and give them the confidence to continue developing beyond their experience on the Hilltop. From their website: MIT App Inventor is an intuitive, visual programming environment that allows everyone – even children – to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets. Those new to MIT App Inventor can have a simple first app up and running in less than 30 minutes. And what's more, our blocks-based tool facilitates the creation of complex, high-impact apps in significantly less time than traditional programming environments. This camp assumes (and prefers) little to no software and/or hardware background.

    Please contact Michael Mitchell with questions regarding designLab Camp.
  • Introduction to Furniture Design

    August 19-23
    9:00am - 12:00pm
    (Rising 5th-12th graders)

    Cost: $400
    Space is limited.

    Please contact Michael Mitchell with questions regarding designLab Camp.
     
    Spend a week in the St. Luke's designLab exploring the intersection of art, design, prototyping, and fabrication! In this one-week summer experience led by designLab Director Michael Mitchell, students will follow the engineering design process in order to design and build a custom piece of furniture. Through the process, students will learn how to use CAD software in order to create prototypes using modern fabrication tools such as a CO2 laser and a CNC router. This camp assumes (and prefers) little to no software and/or hardware background, and the cost of the camp includes materials so that each student can take home their furniture!

    Please contact Michael Mitchell with questions regarding designLab Camp.
  • Intro to Physical Computing & the "Internet of Things"

    August 12-16
    9:00am - 12:00pm
    (Rising 5th-12th graders)

    Cost: $400
    Space is limited.

    Please contact Michael Mitchell with questions regarding designLab Camp.
     
    Wouldn’t it be cool if you could build a device that dispenses a treat for your pet while you were away at school? In this one-week summer experience led by designLab Director Michael Mitchell, students will learn more about physical computing (the intersection of software and hardware) and the “internet of things” (connecting devices through the internet) through exploring various projects that connect the physical world to the digital world in playfully creative ways. Through a series of tutorials and small projects, students will develop their creative problem-solving ability while also learning about the fundamentals of circuitry and programming. This camp assumes (and prefers) little to no software and/or hardware background, and the cost of the camp includes an Arduino kit plus extras to take home!

    Please contact Michael Mitchell with questions regarding designLab Camp.


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St. Luke’s School is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.