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UW Youth & Teen Programs

Make It! Innovation Design Lab: Rapid Prototyping

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 and using high-tech equipment to achieve your goals.  

You’ll use the engineering design process — the same process NASA and Apple use to solve problems — to turn an idea in your head into a physical project created completely by you. Using rapid prototyping tools, such as laser cutters and 3D printers, you’ll learn how you can bring your ideas to life. We’ll discuss prototyping methods, 3D printing, laser cutting and basic 3D modeling.

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 haven't worked with rapid prototyping tools before.


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 in-person course is taught in on the UW Seattle campus

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



Jul 11–Jul 22, 2022

9 a.m.–12 p.m.
UW Seattle
Refund Deadline
Jun 1, 2022