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3-D Printing Studio  

3-D printing creating the future of things! Using design skills and 3-D modeling software, create virtual objects and “print” them in the real world using an array of MakerBot 3-D printers. Guided by professional designers, you'll learn TinkerCad fundamentals, create 2- and 3-dimensional concept drawings, investigate abilities and limitations of 3-D printers, and explore occupations that use 3-D design and rapid prototyping. Each young maker will design and take home a set of design files and printed objects. All materials provided. Some printing completed on-site, or at FutureMakers labs and sent home to participants.
Course: 35201     Tuition: $65    Course Fee: $139    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Thur.   6/30/2014 - 7/3/2014    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  4 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 010    Instructor: Staff
Grades 5-8. 

App Adventures! The Next Level  

Continue your quest to make the next viral app! Whether you want to move past the basic techniques learned in App Attack or want to jump right in, we are ready for you! All students will choose from a selection of different mobile app types and explore more in depth programming concepts. Student created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Parents may choose to publish apps if certain criteria are met and final decisions are the sole discretion of Apple or Google. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smart phone or tablet to take the class.
Course: 35289     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $125    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   8/11/2014 - 8/15/2014    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
Ages 11-14. 

Course: 35290     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $125    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   8/11/2014 - 8/15/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
Ages 8-10. 

App Attack! Make Your First Game App  

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized game development tool, students will explore the world of phone-based and tablet applications. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App's publishing functions. Student created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Parents may choose to publish apps if cerain criteria are met and final decisions are the sole discretion of Apple or Google. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class.
Course: 26048     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $125    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   6/16/2014 - 6/20/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
Ages 8-10. 

Course: 26049     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $125    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   6/16/2014 - 6/20/2014    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
Ages 11-14. 

Code Breakers  

Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the 15 year old high school student who just made 1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
Course: 35297     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $125    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   7/7/2014 - 7/11/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
Ages 8-10. 

Course: 35298     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $125    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   7/7/2014 - 7/11/2014    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
Ages 11-14. 

FutureFab-Light, Motion and Sound Lab  

Design and build kinetic sculpture and electronic instruments using microcontrollers, audio and design software, motors, LED’s, professional grade tools and materials. Perfect for aspiring technologists, musicians, electronics experts and 21st century design professionals. No experience required - our experts coach each participant through the design and creation of their designs. All projects go home for further programming and exploration. In conjunction with FutureMakers.
Course: 35202     Tuition: $65    Course Fee: $139    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Thur.   6/30/2014 - 7/3/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  4 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 010    Instructor: Staff
Grades 5-8. 

LEGO Films and Stop Animation!  

Make your LEGOs come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or LEGOs and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in LEGOs or action figures from home, but all other equipment is provided. Student-created films will be available on a password-protected website to share with friends and family.
Course: 26031     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $124    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   6/23/2014 - 6/27/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
Ages 8-12. 

LEGO Video Games  

Combine your two favorite activities: LEGOs and video games! Students will create their own LEGO universe, characters, and adventures in an interactive 2-D Video Game. Everyone is welcome in this one-of-a-kind class. At the end of the program, leave with a LEGO 2-D game that can be shared with friends and family on a password protected website.
Course: 26032     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $124    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   6/23/2014 - 6/27/2014    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
Ages 8-12. 

Make Your First 3-D Video Game  

By popular demand, we are now offering a 3-D game design class. This experience allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional classes. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of game play, and story telling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
Course: 35295     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $125    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   8/4/2014 - 8/8/2014    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
Ages 8-10. 

Course: 35296     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $125    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   8/4/2014 - 8/8/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
Ages 11-14. 

Minecraft Designers  

If you love the game Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and building for your games, this class is for you. Learn the basics of creating 3D Modeling using a new industry grade software to design your very own characters and import them into your favorite minecraft games. Students must have Minecraft at home to import characters and parent email address is required to create student accounts.
Course: 26046     Tuition: $64    Course Fee: $104    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Thur.   6/30/2014 - 7/3/2014    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  4 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
No class 7/4. Ages 8-10. 

Course: 26047     Tuition: $64    Course Fee: $104    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Thur.   6/30/2014 - 7/3/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  4 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
No class 7/4. Ages 11-14. 

Course: 35291     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $125    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   7/28/2014 - 8/1/2014    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
Ages 8-10. 

Course: 35292     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $125    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   7/28/2014 - 8/1/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
Ages 11-14. 

X-Games: Collaborate-Create-Compete in the Ultimate Video Game Experience  

For serious gamers only! Beyond 2D and 3D now it's time to take it to another level by competing with the world! Students will develop games with a partner using a unique game engine. Students will learn advanced level editing, simple figure modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experiences. Although the program ends on Friday, your experience is just beginning! Students can continue to compete and play with students in other Black Rocket programs around the country and get guidance on their projects year round through a unique online community of professional Black Rocket gamers. System Requirements for home experience: 2GB of RAM, and 2.0GHZ processor.
Course: 35293     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $125    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   7/21/2014 - 7/25/2014    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
Ages 11-14. 

Course: 35294     Tuition: $79    Course Fee: $125    
Meeting Day(s): Mon. - Fri.   7/21/2014 - 7/25/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  5 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 009    Instructor: Staff
Ages 8-10. 


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