Join us in 3D Printing for Kids. Design & 3D Print your favorite characters and Fidget Spinners. Learn 3D Printing and CAD in this computer class for kids.
This is a semester long course that meets once a week. We begin in the Summer and end in the Winter.
Times and Locations
- Mondays – Clarkston- Sep 10 to Dec 17 – 10AM-11AM
- Tuesdays – Royal Oak- Sep 4 to Dec 18 – 11AM-12PM
- Tuesdays – Royal Oak – Sep 4 to Dec 18 – 2PM-3PM
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Please note, if we don’t get enough kids enrolled we’ll cancel the class. Obviously you won’t have to pay for a cancelled class.
Clarkston – 9600 Ortonville Rd.
Royal Oak – 115 S Campbell
Lake Orion – Friendship Park Community Room
No matter how much things change in the future there will always be manufacturing. Manufacturing will go through changes, and 3D Printing is one of the most recent manufacturing disciplines. Knowledge of CAD and Manufacturing Processes is an important skill and no one around is better at teaching this than Kinvert.
3D Printing for Kids Learn 3D Printing in this Computer Class for Kids Design in CAD Learn STEM
This is even a topic that hits Kinvert directly. In our Robotics for Kids and Teens class we noticed a couple things we could improve on. First, the Robots go through a ton of AA batteries. Second, to turn 90 degrees the Robot must turn the wheels for 51 encoder ticks. So we designed our own Robot Chassis that takes rechargeable hobby level RC batteries. We widened the Robot to turn 90 degrees with 60 encoder ticks.
To get a single robot manufactured with old methods would cost a ton of money. But with our $1,000 3D Printer we can now manufacture a Robot Chassis for around $1.
This is what 3D Printing for Kids is all about. Showing the relevance of this topic and setting kids up to succeed as entrepreneurs.
Let me tell a quick story. My first semester at Center Line 1 kid signed up for 3D Printing for Kids. Halfway through the semester on multiple occasions, from parents and students, I heard the same thing. “That was Kinvert teaching 3D Printing? We thought it was _________. If we knew it was you we would have taken the class.” Fast forward to the present and 3D Printing for Kids and Teens is one of our fullest classes. By the way, that one kid that signed up that first semester knew this was a Kinvert course.
Kinvert students in our 3D Printing Class love making their own Custom Fidget Spinners
Here are some of the things that set Kinvert apart from the rest, in this case with 3D Printing for Kids.
Unless requested otherwise, students are paired in to Design teams. There is an initial lesson on how to use the CAD software. After this students are encouraged to use their own creativity and problem solving to create their creations. When they run in to obstacles with their design or the CAD software they first work with their teammates.
This builds Teamwork, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking. Regardless of your child’s future career they’ll need these skills. In addition they’re gaining great STEM skills in 3D Printing for Kids and Teens.
Kinvert’s founder Keith has been gifted in this area his whole life. He won a CAD competition in high school after which he got a lot of job offers. Keith trained himself in top level CAD software and worked as a Design Technician for many years. After that he got Multiple Engineering Degrees, won Robotics Competitions, and worked as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
3D Printing for Kids and Teens has the lowest prerequisite requirements of any of our classes. Students will have a better learning experience if they can read. But this is the one Kinvert class where they can still do well without it. Have you noticed how kids as young as 2 know how to use your phone? They recognize the icons they click on regularly. The same is true of the CAD software we use. Our CAD software is intuitive, and the kids can remember the icons even if they can’t read.
Kids learn to code in this programming computer class.
Before the class begins please teach your kids basic things such as:
- Practice using a laptop trackpad
- Right/Left click
Kinvert teaches 3D Printing for Kids in Teens in Metro Detroit in Oakland and Macomb counties.