Creative Digital Fabrication

Creative Digital Fabrication

Date(s) & Location(s):
June 23 - 28, 2024 in Durham, NC
July 7 - 12, 2024 in Durham, NC
July 14 - 19, 2024 in Durham, NC
July 21 - 26, 2024 in Durham, NC
Grades Eligible:
Rising  7th 8th 9th
Course Description:

This class is a comprehensive introduction to digital fabrication technology with an emphasis on 3D printing and computer aided design. The course will encourage creativity, problem solving, and help students to consider the practical applications of 3D printing technology. Students will tackle design challenges and participate in discussions on the use of 3D printing throughout industry, fine art, engineering, and beyond. Questions we will explore include: What are the advantages of prototyping design on 3D printers? How can we utilize this technology in unexpected ways? How does the possibility of modular production affect design? Students will create custom virtual objects for 3D fabrication and will be able to take home their creations!

Ryan Patridge and Chris Burns
About The Instructor:

Hi I’m Ryan Patridge, currently a teacher in Riverside High School’s PLTW ( Engineering and Computer Science program, certified to teach Computer Science Essentials, Computer Science Principles, Cybersecurity, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. I have over 15 years of experience as an IT System Engineer and System Administrator at companies like Motorola, CSC, and UTC. I received my B.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University in 2000. I also help run a local makerspace in Durham (