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Breathe life into creativity with the help of CAD (Computer-Aided Design), a cutting-edge software utilized in industries ranging from woodworking to aerospace engineering! Using the free-to-use software, SketchUp, CAD Camp enables instructors to easily setup and implement the day’s activities with no previous experience required. Program leaders will love the detailed instructions, background info, prep tips, discussion questions, extensions and more, making this one of the most teachable programs ever! Each day, students work through step-by-step projects to gain new skills and attempt stimulating challenges.
These experiences culminate in the building of dream tree houses as learners work together to construct a tree house community! Computer-Aided Design Camp delivers the unforgettable experience of exploring the limitless potential of one of the most widely used engineering tools in the world!
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+
One device per student (SketchUp software is compatible with Mac and PC desktops and laptops.)
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Micah Johnson taught himself to use SketchUp in 2010 when he married his wife, Sharon. He and Sharon are designing their own environmentally friendly dream home, which they intend to build in the next few years. Micah earned a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in computational fluid dynamics. Growing up in Eastern Oregon, he developed an appreciation for the outdoors and the many hobbies that keep him busy today: backpacking, rock climbing, rugby, and, of course, programming. When he’s not playing, Micah works on a company he started in 2014 developing an avalanche safety product for backcountry s skiers. Micah also makes time to work at PCS as a curriculum writer and lab instructor, where his inner super geek has found a second home.
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