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Programming Fun with Python 6/29 - 7/3 6th - 12th graders

Python is a powerful programming language, yet it is very easy to learn and fun to use.  Students in this class will learn the essential computer programming techniques by working on a number of short exercises, programming puzzles and games. We will cover the use of control structures like loops and conditional statements, fundamental data structures like lists, organizing and reusing code with functions, drawing shapes and patterns with Python’s turtle module, and creating games and animations.

Books are included and yours to keep.

No previous programming experience is required.

Basics in 3D Modeling and Animation 7/6 - 7/10 4th & 5th graders

Description coming soon!

We Are VR - Virtual Reality Coding 7/6 - 7/10 6th - 8th graders

Virtual reality coding is as fun and exciting for games as it is for businesses and education, so how do you bring the real world to the virtual world? In We are VR, you will learn the fundamentals of 360 degree photography and how it can be used with virtual reality coding to create photorealistic virtual reality experiences you can share with your family and friends with a VR headset, a tablet or a laptop. Then you’ll take those skills and build your own virtual reality games with 5 templates for you to explore.

You’ll go home with a professional headset and AR/VR cube to keep!

3D Computer Modeling for Animation and Game Design 7/13 - 7/17 6th - 12th graders

If you ever wondered how artists create the amazing 3D models and characters you see in games and movies, then this is the class for you. In this one week course you will learn some of the basics of 3D computer modeling and animation.

Autodesk 3Ds Max is professional level software used in the real world to make models and animations for games such as Thief, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and movies such as Planet 51, Iron Man, and The Dark Knight. 3Ds Max is not a game engine so we will be focusing on basic modeling techniques and key frame animation with a couple simple special effects like lens flare and glow.

Students will get to keep project files and a flash drive.

 

Virtual Reality ARena with Augmented Reality 7/13 - 7/17 6th - 8th graders

Bring your art to life like never before using augmented reality. Augmented reality coding and visual art design turns art into adventure far beyond your wildest dreams. Learn how to create digital art and merge it with the real world, then you’ll learn how to make photos, posters or comic books jump off the page! In one week you’ll learn how to code AR in 2 exciting ways you’ll even be able to do it at home.

Students will be able to keep their professional headset and AR/VR cube.

Design Your Own House - Architecture CAD: Revit 7/20 - 7/24 6th - 8th graders

Architectural CAD is an introduction to home design. The curriculum content allows students to develop a better understanding about the components of house design, the design sequence for a structure as well as their skills in Architecture. Students will design their own home and a set of plans for its construction working from the ground up. This course will help to teach the foundations of using Revit in Architecture.

3D Computer Modeling for Animation and Game Design 7/20 - 7/24 6th - 8th graders

If you ever wondered how artists create the amazing 3D models and characters you see in games and movies, then this is the class for you. In this one week course you will learn some of the basics of 3D computer modeling and animation.

This is an entry level course and no experience is necessary.

Autodesk 3ds Max is professional level software used in the real world to make models and animations for games such as Thief, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and movies such as Planet 51, Iron Man, and The Dark Knight. 3ds Max is not a game engine so we will be focusing on basic modeling techniques and key frame animation with a couple simple special effects like lens flare and glow.

Students will get to keep project files and a flash drive.

3D CAD Modeling: Solidworks 7/27 - 7/31 8th - 12th graders

The focus of this course is to study and develop three dimensional geometric computer models and mechanical engineering concepts. The models will consist of, but will not be limited to, solid and assembled solid models with an introduction to parametric modeling. Students will also develop multi-view drawings, including sections and auxiliary views, from some 3D models.

Students will have access to the 3D print work they have designed.

If you have taken the course previously, the instructor will add additional material to this course to offer advanced challenges.

 

 

Android App and Game Programming 8/3 - 8/7 6th - 12th graders

In this program, students will learn to code mobile apps and games for Android devices using the MIT App Inventor. We’ll we first code all of the apps on the CCSU computer using an emulator (a virtual phone/tablet). Then we’ll transfer the apps to the actual Android device to play with the app. Students will create several mobile apps and games that take full advantage of sensors built in to most Android smartphones and tablets.  Students will need to bring an Android device to take full advantage of this program.

Books are included and yours to keep.

No programming experience is required.