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Make It! Innovation Design Lab

Become a maker! Geared to teens who are new to Arduino coding, circuits and 3-D modeling, this course is an opportunity to learn how to turn your creative ideas into reality.

In this interactive online environment, you’ll explore your interests and grow your talents through online simulations, 3-D modeling, physical prototyping and learning about the engineering design process. Using online simulators, you’ll learn the ins and outs of Arduino programming and 3-D modeling and get a taste of larger scale rapid prototyping methods. The course culminates with students designing a project of their choice. Family and friends are invited to attend final presentations online and hear more about the learning process directly from participants.

This program is offered through a partnership with The MILL, UW's state-of-the-art maker space, Housing & Food Services, and Summer Youth Programs.

Who It’s For

This course is for incoming ninth to 12th graders.


Dei Caudle is an instructional technician in the Dabble Lab maker space at the University of Washington. She graduated from the UW with a degree in physics and enjoys applying her knowledge in the maker space to help students create new and exciting projects.

Derrick Van Kirk is an instructional technician in the MILL maker space at the University of Washington. He works with students from all majors in designing and building projects using 3-D printers, laser cutters, and other tools and equipment available at The MILL.

More Information

This remote course will use a learning management system like Canvas and Zoom video conferencing. To participate, students should have access to a computer with speakers and a microphone and an internet connection. A headset and a webcam is also highly recommended.

See the Policies section for details about registration policies and more.


Jul 6–Jul 17, 2020

9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Refund Deadline
May 20 (100%)