Our first week of Innovation and Design Camp was awesome! On Monday we visited the Marymount Fab Lab, a digital fabrication facility built just for kids. We learned about the different machines there: the Laser Cutter, the 3D Printers, and computer controlled milling machines. We learned how to use a three dimensional design program called TinkerCAD.com to make 3D models that we can print in plastic on our MakerBot 3D Printers! On Tuesday we visited the Museum of Modern Art. We found inspiration in the Architecture and Design collections, as well as the the Contemporary Gallery. On Wednesday, we started building our own 3D printer! Using parts from a kit, we will spend the next few weeks assembling a MakerBot. On Thursday we coded our own video games in a programming language called Scratch. On Friday we made screen prints of people who inspire us to print on our own tee shirts! What a great start to an exciting summer of design and innovation!