Hot Springs Village, Arkansas - National Park College (NPC) Innovative Technologies Center (ITC) hosted a 3D Printing Bootcamp for students attending the Cedar Mountain Boys and Girls Club. The camp gave students, ages 11-14, the opportunity to immerse themselves into the world of 3D modeling, design and printing.
The camp was led by ITC education coordinator, Julian Post and continuing education assistant Dawn Gay. Jessieville School District bus driver Jim Petzold drove the students from the Boys and Girls Club to the Coronado Community Center Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the three days of camp. Taylor Williams, who works at the Club during her summer breaks from Lyon College, was also there to help guide the students with their creations.
Participants learned the basics of 3D design and modeling along with principles of math, engineering and technology. The camp gave young teens the opportunity to use their imaginations and see them come to life. 3D printing projects included everything from Pokémon characters to the popular fidget spinner.
Pictured left is Caleb Mitchell from Jessieville School District watching the fidget spinner he designed being printed.