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UW Youth & Teen Programs

Make It! Innovation Design Lab: Making & Microcontrollers

Become a maker and turn your creative ideas into reality. Designed specifically for teens who are new to making and rapid prototyping, this course will introduce you to the endless possibilities of making from home.

We’ll examine the engineering design process — the same process NASA and Apple use to solve problems — and you’ll discover how to turn an idea in your head into a physical project created totally by you. Using Arduino microcontrollers and everyday objects, you’ll learn how you can bring your ideas to life, even when you’re not in high-tech spaces or don’t have access to fancy tools. We’ll discuss Arduino programming, prototyping methods and basic 3D modeling. Family and friends are invited to attend final presentations online and hear more about the learning process directly from participants. 

This program is offered through a partnership with the McCarty Innovation Learning Lab (MILL), UW's state-of-the-art makerspace; Housing & Food Services; and UW Youth & Teen Programs.

Who Should Register

This course is for incoming ninth to 12th graders who don't have substantial experience with coding and/or microcontrollers.

Instructors

The primary instructors are UW undergraduate students who’ve been trained extensively in the engineering design process and use of the UW makerspace and Dei Caudle.

More Information

This remote course is taught via Canvas and/or Zoom video conferencing. Classes meet in real time and are not recorded. Activities are held both synchronously and asynchronously. To participate, you should have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection and a headset and webcam.

See the Policies page for details about registration policies, COVID-19 vaccination requirements and more.  

Details

Jun 27–Jul 8, 2022

No class Jul 4
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$855
Refund Deadline
May 18, 2022
Status
Closed

Jul 6–Jul 16, 2021

Sect. A
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$855
Refund Deadline
May 25, 2021
Status
Closed

Jul 19–Jul 30, 2021

Sect. B
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$950
Refund Deadline
Jun 7, 2021
Register

Jul 6–Jul 17, 2020

Day
Mon–Thu
Time
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$640
Refund Deadline
May 20 (100%)
Status
Closed

Jul 20–Jul 31, 2020

Sect. B
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$900
Refund Deadline
May 13 (100%)
Register

Aug 3–Aug 14, 2020

Sect. C
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$900
Refund Deadline
June 10 (100%)
Register

Jul 8–Jul 19, 2019

Sect. A
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$875
Refund Deadline
May 15 (100%)
Status
Closed

Jul 22–Aug 2, 2019

Section B
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$875
Refund Deadline
May 15 (100%)
Status
Closed