Summer Camp Previews: Inter-Act (10 and up)

This summer Bit Space is introducing a new camp program geared specifically for our makers ages 10 and up. 

A whole new week-long, full-day camp experience, Inter-Act integrates the Bits + Bytes curricula into next-generation projects that combine physical fabrication with computational media for fantastic interactive constructions campers let loose in the wild.

Interaction lies at the heart of our 10+ summer camp programming. The interaction within collaborative projects, the interaction between Bits and Bytes, and most importantly, the interaction of our campers’ wild creations with the world.

Each week of Inter-Act camp will see the complete re-imagination and re-construction of a mobile play space: part tiny house, part virtual playground, part robot. The objective of the Inter-Act station will be determined by the interests and ideas of the group. Using a combination of physical construction, virtual reality, and robotic technologies, campers will invent a completely unique interactive experience. Fundamental questions of What could it be? How will we use it? Where should it be? and For Whom? will drive the group design process, followed by a week-long iterative design and prototyping schedule.

Campers will identify the types of maker technologies they are interested in using. Do they want to work with power tools? Do some computer modeling and some circuit building? Do they want to code all week long, or switch half way? It’s up to the campers. The primary goal of this level is to turn each camper’s interests into fun, interactive experiences that they can share with others.