Students will learn to use digital fabrication and carpentry tools to develop the next big thing for man’s best friend.
- Understand and implement design-thinking process
- Learning basic CAD and 3D modeling
- Learn and operate the three major rapid-prototyping tools (3D printer, laser cutter, and CNC router)
- Conduct market research, including surveying pet owners and touring a pet store
- Ideation, including deciding what is missing from the marketplace and then sketching it out on paper
- Develop a prototype, including using tools within the Idea Shop to transform each student’s sketch into a built product that will be tested by live animals
Jason Minter, Idea Shop Manager
Ling Peng, Idea Shop Assistant Manager
Michael Koenig, Idea Shop Assistant Manager
Cost: $1,000; $100 is due at the time of registration
Date and Time: June 19–30 (Monday-Friday), 9 a.m.–5 p.m. CST
Applications are viewed on a rolling basis, and seats in the program are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Location: Mies Campus
Eligibility: Rising 11th–12th graders; must be able to interact with dogs and cats