Sunday, April 30, 2017

Build Camp 2017

Build Camp 2017!

Imagine. Invent. Create.  

Two Sessions available.

June 23th and 24th 2017

July 7th and 8th 2017
Friday and Saturday 
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM 



Come learn new skills, build cool projects, and have FUN!






Held at the Chapman Home & Shop
6796 South 1800 East
Uintah, UT 84405

Here are some projects we will be working on:

    • Build a motorized scale diesel electric train locomotive that is big enough to RIDE ON!
    • Tesla Coil. A device invented by futurist Nicola Tesla which generates amazing electrical displays by tuning to resonant frequencies.
    • Work on a lawnmower powered side by side dune buggy.
    • Build something to take home like a 3D Printed fidget spinner or a pokemon character.

    You will be amazed what kids can do! We will be building cool projects which will teach skills, techniques, abilities, boost confidence and give your child an experience he or she will never forget. We will complete real projects with real results. All projects are intended to inspire and motivate kids and families to do fun projects at home.
    All are invited to participate from ages 12 and up.
    Here is a look at last year's event.
    Talented parents are invited to come and help out. What a great way to spend quality time with your children!
    Children who require frequent attention/supervision are invited to participate only with a parent. We will be doing serious constructing activities including cutting wood and metal, painting and welding and using many other tools. If your child will be at risk in semi hazardous environments please do not attend.
    Build Camp is meant to expose youth to many aspects of building and creating. As such it is a creative environment in which youth are exposed to tools, methods, processes, and project-based learning. Projects for 2017 include a battery-powered electric model train that's big enough to ride on, a dune buggy, Tesla Coil, fidget spinners, other 3D printed toys.
    Due to the creative nature of build camp we may or may not complete any or all of the intended project but we are committed to make sure that each child has an equal opportunity to participate, learn and grow.



    Ages 12 and up are invited. Parents are encouraged (but not required) to attend. Build Camp starts at 9:00 AM on each day and ends at about 7:00 PM. Participants should eat breakfast before arriving and bring a sack lunch. We will provide dinner on both days. 

     


    This year youth participant slots are limited and will be handled via application process. Please Apply now! 
    Cost to attend a session is $189 for youth and $149 for adults. An invoice will be sent after successful application and selection.
    Fees must be paid in advance in cash/check delivered or mailed to the address above or through Venmo for free. (https://venmo.com/i/joshua-chapman)
    We reserve the right to cancel a session due to insufficient number of participants.



    Please bring:

    • Safety glasses, sun glasses
    • Ear Protection
    • Work gloves
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Pillows, tents, sleeping bags (kids will share tents)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Extra grungy clothes that are OK to get dirty
    • Swimming suit just in case we have a water fight.
    • Battery operated drill, jig saw, and other tools you may have. Make sure any tools you bring are marked with your name.
    • Camera
    Please do not bring:
    Electronic and other entertainment devices
    bad attitudes


    We will be outside most of the day. Plan accordingly.

    Disclaimer:
    All activities carry safety risks and you assume these risks personally. Please either have an adult join your kids or provide medical insurance information in case of an emergency.
    Participants will be allowed (under supervision) to use equipment such as table saw, welder, sanders, grinders, nail guns, hand tools, etc. We cannot guarantee that your child will be uninjured. We will strive to provide direct supervision, particularly on dangerous equipment, but we can not assume liability. (All participants will be required to sign liability waiver forms.)

    Talented Parents wanted:
    We need lots of help from parents. When signing up please choose assignments you feel most comfortable with.  All attending parents will be given assignments.














    We are really excited for this years Build Camp, and hope you will be too.
    Sincerely,
    Josh and Camille Chapman

     P.S. if you haven't done it yet, please follow this link to get signed up right now: sign up right now!


    "The T-Shirt says more than just Build Camp, it says Building Youth. Thank you for Everything!" 
                 -Deania-

    "Build Camp was Awesome. I really enjoyed making friends and building things. I also enjoyed the great food and cooking out.  It was also fun to sleep over."
                -Isaac-

    "The projects were fun and we learned useful skills like working with others, how to organize, and how to use deadly power tools."
                -Anna-















    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    Build Camp 3D Printing for Adults is coming to a neighborhood near you.
     

    Build Camp is an amazing opportunity for youth to learn new skills, gain confidence, and thrive in a world where only talent is rewarded. Now we are adding an opportunity for adults  to lget in on the action. 
    We decided to open these classes for local communities throughout the intermountain west. We will bring the class to your local communities with sufficient local support. Please send an email if you would like to organize and host an event near you. We prefer to hold classes in community centers, library meeting rooms, churches, or even homes. (Low or no cost venues)

    Event organizers are rewarded with a free printer once they enroll sufficient participants to cover certain hard costs and minimum class attendance. Become an event host here. 



    Upcoming classes:
    Please note that classes must reach minimum attendance and fees must be paid a minimum of 3 weeks in advance. Fees will be refunded if class is canceled. Dates may change to better accommodate attendants.

    January 21, 28 American Fork, Utah. Min. Attendance: 7
    Signup deadline January 3rd. 2017.

    March 10,11 Burley Idaho. min attendance: 9
    Signup deadline February 17, 2017






    Get your own 3D Printer.
    Learn how to use it.
    Learn to build cool things.
    Gain valuable experience for your resume.




    You will have expert instruction to put the printer together from a box of parts. That means you will gain a fundamental understanding of how it works, and how to make it better if you ever choose to do so.

    Your build day is the day listed on the event. We will run from 8:30 AM to about 4:00 PM. any construction that doesn't get completed on this day should be finished at home before the next meet up. (Some local events are held on Saturdays a week apart, other events are crammed into 2 consecutive days due to travel considerations.)
    With your printer 100% assembled you are ready for a crash course in 3D printing software. configure your printer and get all your questions answered, and develop your skills.






    You will also be instructed on how to install software on your computer, set up the printer, use the software to prepare a model for printing, and finally print out a plastic part suitable for building hobby parts, machines, and artistic sculpture.

    You will need to bring your own computer. We prefer Windows or Linux. But the software we recommend also works on Mac.

    The course will run over 2 days. Please help us spread the word and share this event on your media of choice.





    For just $499 ($299 for the printer, $200 tuition) you will take home your own hand built 3D printer. that is a savings of over $325 compared to similar courses like this one: here. Add additional family members for just $99 each.

    Participants should come prepared with a 6" calipers such as this caliper or this one at Harbor Freight  which often goes on sale for about $10. watch the ads for coupons.








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    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Build Camp for Adults


    Build Camp 3D Printing for Adults
     

    November 5, 19 2016

    Build Camp is an amazing opportunity for youth to learn new skills, gain confidence, and thrive in a world where only talent is rewarded. Now we are adding an opportunity for adults  get in on the action. This fall we are holding an adults only class on 3D printing.








    Get your own 3D Printer
    Learn how to use it
    Learn to build cool things
    Gain valuable experience for your resume




    You will have expert instruction to put the printer together from a box of parts. That means you will gain a fundamental understanding of how it works, and how to make it better if you ever choose to do so.
    November 5th will be our build day. We will run from 8:30 AM to about 3:00 PM. any construction that doesn't get completed on this day should be finished at home before the next meet up on:
    November 19th With your printer 100% assembled you are ready for a crash course in 3D printing software. configure your printer and get all your questions answered, and develop your skills.







    You will also be instructed on how to install software on your computer, set up the printer, use the software to prepare a model for printing, and finally print out a plastic part suitable for building hobby parts, machines, and artistic sculpture.

    You will need to bring your own computer. We prefer Windows or Linux. But the software we recommend also works on Mac.


    The course will run over 2 Saturdays with a possible pick up evening if needed. A minimum of 5 attendees are required to hold the class. Please help us spread the word and share this event on your media of choice.





    For just $499 ($299 for the printer, $200 tuition) you will take home your own hand built 3D printer. By the way, that is a savings of over $325 compared to similar courses like this one: here. Add additional family members for just $99 each.

    Participants should come prepared with a 6" calipers such as this caliper or this one at Harbor Freight  which often goes on sale for about $10. watch the ads for coupons.








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    Monday, July 18, 2016

    Final count down to Build Camp 2016

    Build Camp 2016 Events

    Build Camp is wrapping up our 2016 season. We have made a few changes to our schedule for Build Camp Jr, and 3D printing. See below.
     We still have a few slots available in our upcoming Build Camp Jr. on July 29th and our 3D printing camp. We can still order printer kits but they may not arrive before the camp, so you might have to build it at home from the instructions.
    The Jr camp on July 29th will be a fun camp and we will be busily involved in building AquaBots.





    Click on titles for more information. All camps are held in Uintah city, south end of Ogden.

    Build Camp Jr. May 21st and July 29th 2016 A one day camp specifically for children 5-9 years old. Wood toys, gadgets, and science projects. This year we will build Water Powered Robots. Fun projects for young kids. Reg $139 for child/parent teams and $79 for each additional child.
    ONLY 5 SLOTS LEFT




    3D Printing and CNC Machine. August 11-13
    Everyone knows what a 3D printer is, but how hard are they to use? What can you do with them? We will use one to build parts for other projects like our CNC machine and our robots. A CNC machine uses a computer to control a cutter which can cut almost any shape imaginable in wood, metal, and plastic. The problem is they can cost upwards of $500,000. we will build a CNC controlled Laser to engrave and cut parts for future projects.

    Reg $239 per child, $189 Per parent or $1 when you add your own printer kit . Build and take home your own 3D printer for an extra $399 $299. Must prepay by June 1st 2016. 
    ONLY 4 SLOTS LEFT



    Monday, May 9, 2016

    Do you have a 3D printer yet?

    Build Camp 2016 Events

    Do you have a 3D printer yet? If you did would you know how to use it? One of the amazing projects we will be doing this year is building a 3D printer. I'm sure you have heard of them but if not: a 3D printer is a cool little device that can take a digital 3D model from a computer program and literally print the digital model into a physical part. they are fascinating to watch and open a whole new world of possibilities for Makers, tinkers, engineers, and DIYers. For example the green parts in the picture of the Aquabot 1.0 below are 3d printed. it was much easier to make the complicated parts in a digital format and then print them for use on the robot. All this and more will be covered in our July 14-16 Build Camp. 
    You and your family will be exposed to 3D printing, CNC, Laser cutting and more in this high tech camp. 
    Important note: We have negotiated with our contacts and suppliers to provide you with an even better opportunity. for just $299 more you can take home your own 3D printer made by you. To further sweeten the deal we will also discount parents camp fees to $1. yes, you read right. only $1. To recap. 1 child admission $239
    1 3D printer kit which we will help you build and set up, $299 (save $100)
    1 Parent admission $1. (Save $188)
    Guess what. Most places won't even sell you a 3D printer for $539. This is a great deal and $288 less than our regular price.

    We also have our robotics camp where you will bring home your own robotic arm, High Voltage camp where you will help build a cool Tesla Coil, And if high tech is not your thing then come to Blacksmith camp. This is a study from where it all began. Blacksmiths were the original engineers and inventors.  We also have 2 up-coming single day camps for younger children (5-9) where we will build the Aquabot 2.0, a water powered robot.
    Either choice you make do it now, because as we get closer to summer all our openings will fill up and you might just get Beaten out (ok, it's a bad blacksmith joke).


    Get a $500 discount on a family season pass good for up to 5 family members to attend all events. Click here.




    Click on titles for more information. All camps are held in Uintah city, south end of Ogden.

    Build Camp Jr. May 21st and July 29th 2016 A one day camp specifically for children 5-9 years old. Wood toys, gadgets, and science projects. This year we will build Water Powered Robots. Fun projects for young kids. Reg $139 for child/parent teams and $79 for each additional child.
    Build Camp Blacksmith. June 23-25 2016 Get back to our roots by rediscovering the work of the most clever individuals of old days. Learn the basics of setting up a forge, heating metal and pounding it into something amazing. Also build tools with a mixture of ancient and modern technology.  Reg $239 per child, $189 per adult.


    Arduino Robotics. July 7 - July 9 Arduino is a mini micro controller (computer processor) that allows you to control inputs and outputs. Want a sensor to automatically water your plants? It can do it. How about a doorbell that tells solicitors to go away? We are going to use it to build a robot arm that can be programmed to play a xylophone or stack cups or assemble legos or anything else you can think of.

    Each child will come home with his or her own Arduino controller, robotic arm, and a box of accessories valued over $200.
    Reg $399 per child, $189 per parent/adult. (adult price does not include robot. contact Josh to add robot kit.)
    ROBOTICS CAMP IS FULL


    3D Printing and CNC Machine. August 11-13
    Everyone knows what a 3D printer is, but how hard are they to use? What can you do with them? We will use one to build parts for other projects like our CNC machine and our robots. A CNC machine uses a computer to control a cutter which can cut almost any shape imaginable in wood, metal, and plastic. The problem is they can cost upwards of $500,000. we will build a CNC controlled Laser to engrave and cut parts for future projects.

    Reg $239 per child, $189 Per parent or $1 when you add your own printer kit . Build and take home your own 3D printer for an extra $399 $299. Must prepay by June 1st 2016. 




    Do you have a 3D printer yet?

    Build Camp 2016 Events

    Do you have a 3D printer yet? If you did would you know how to use it? One of the amazing projects we will be doing this year is building a 3D printer. I'm sure you have heard of them but if not: a 3D printer is a cool little device that can take a digital 3D model from a computer program and literally print the digital model into a physical part. they are fascinating to watch and open a whole new world of possibilities for Makers, tinkers, engineers, and DIYers. For example the green parts in the picture of the Aquabot 1.0 below are 3d printed. it was much easier to make the complicated parts in a digital format and then print them for use on the robot. All this and more will be covered in our July 14-16 Build Camp. 
    You and your family will be exposed to 3D printing, CNC, Laser cutting and more in this high tech camp. 
    Important note: We have negotiated with our contacts and suppliers to provide you with an even better opportunity. for just $299 more you can take home your own 3D printer made by you. To further sweeten the deal we will also discount parents camp fees to $1. yes, you read right. only $1. To recap. 1 child admission $239
    1 3D printer kit which we will help you build and set up, $299 (save $100)
    1 Parent admission $1. (Save $188)
    Guess what. Most places won't even sell you a 3D printer for $539. This is a great deal and $288 less than our regular price.

    We also have our robotics camp where you will bring home your own robotic arm, High Voltage camp where you will help build a cool Tesla Coil, And if high tech is not your thing then come to Blacksmith camp. This is a study from where it all began. Blacksmiths were the original engineers and inventors.  We also have 2 up-coming single day camps for younger children (5-9) where we will build the Aquabot 2.0, a water powered robot.
    Either choice you make do it now, because as we get closer to summer all our openings will fill up and you might just get Beaten out (ok, it's a bad blacksmith joke).


    Get a $500 discount on a family season pass good for up to 5 family members to attend all events. Click here.




    Click on titles for more information. All camps are held in Uintah city, south end of Ogden.

    Build Camp Jr. May 21st and July 29th 2016 A one day camp specifically for children 5-9 years old. Wood toys, gadgets, and science projects. This year we will build Water Powered Robots. Fun projects for young kids. Reg $139 for child/parent teams and $79 for each additional child.
    Build Camp Blacksmith. June 23-25 2016 Get back to our roots by rediscovering the work of the most clever individuals of old days. Learn the basics of setting up a forge, heating metal and pounding it into something amazing. Also build tools with a mixture of ancient and modern technology.  Reg $239 per child, $189 per adult.


    Arduino Robotics. July 7 - July 9 Arduino is a mini micro controller (computer processor) that allows you to control inputs and outputs. Want a sensor to automatically water your plants? It can do it. How about a doorbell that tells solicitors to go away? We are going to use it to build a robot arm that can be programmed to play a xylophone or stack cups or assemble legos or anything else you can think of.

    Each child will come home with his or her own Arduino controller, robotic arm, and a box of accessories valued over $200.
    Reg $399 per child, $189 per parent/adult. (adult price does not include robot. contact Josh to add robot kit.)
    ROBOTICS CAMP IS FULL


    3D Printing and CNC Machine. August 11-13
    Everyone knows what a 3D printer is, but how hard are they to use? What can you do with them? We will use one to build parts for other projects like our CNC machine and our robots. A CNC machine uses a computer to control a cutter which can cut almost any shape imaginable in wood, metal, and plastic. The problem is they can cost upwards of $500,000. we will build a CNC controlled Laser to engrave and cut parts for future projects.

    Reg $239 per child, $189 Per parent or $1 when you add your own printer kit . Build and take home your own 3D printer for an extra $399 $299. Must prepay by June 1st 2016. 




    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    Build Camp events

    Build Camp 2016 Events

    Build Camp 2016 is filled with amazing adventures. We are planning many fun and exciting projects which will teach, motivate, and inspire youth. And for the first time ever we are offering a full season family pass for about the same price as a single ticket to each event. The family pass is good for everyone in the family up to 5 people per event. Make Build Camp your vacation destination.
    Get a $500 discount on a family season pass good for all events. Click here.




    Click on titles for more information. All camps are held in Uintah city, south end of Ogden.

    Build Camp Jr. May 21st and July 30th 2016 A one day camp specifically for children 5-9 years old. Wood toys, gadgets, and science projects. This year we will build Water Powered Robots. Fun projects for young kids. Reg $139 for child/parent teams and $79 for each additional child.
    Build Camp Blacksmith. June 23-25 2016 Get back to our roots by rediscovering the work of the most clever individuals of old days. Learn the basics of setting up a forge, heating metal and pounding it into something amazing. Also build tools with a mixture of ancient and modern technology.  Reg $239 per child, $189 per adult.


    Arduino Robotics. July 7 - July 9 Arduino is a mini micro controller (computer processor) that allows you to control inputs and outputs. Want a sensor to automatically water your plants? It can do it. How about a doorbell that tells solicitors to go away? We are going to use it to build a robot arm that can be programmed to play a xylophone or stack cups or assemble legos or anything else you can think of.

    Each child will come home with his or her own Arduino controller, robotic arm, and a box of accessories valued over $200.
    Reg $399 per child, $189 per parent/adult. (adult price does not include robot. contact Josh to add robot kit.)


    3D Printing and CNC Machining. July 14-16
    Everyone knows what a 3D printer is, but how hard are they to use? What can you do with them? We will use one to build parts for other projects like our CNC machine and our robots. A CNC machine uses a computer to control a cutter which can cut almost any shape imaginable in wood, metal, and plastic. The problem is they can cost upwards of $500,000. We can do better than that. We will build a smaller but still sturdy machine for much cheaper. We can then use the CNC machine to cut parts for robots, more CNC machines, Tesla Coils and more.

    Reg $239 per child, $189 Per parent. Build and take home your own 3D printer for an extra $399. Must prepay by May 1st 2016. 

    Musical Tesla Coil. 
    Sorry this camp has been postponed to Next Year. Never heard of one? This bad boy uses 750,000 volts to play music. the sound is created by making thunder at the specific frequency we select. Reg $239 per child, $189 Per parent.




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