Design. Code. Robotics. 3D Printing.
July 5–9, 2020

Icon depicting a person sitting in a wheelchair using a computer.

For upcoming grades 9–12

Interested in coding, designing, and working with computers in general? Curious about what college majors and careers that suit wheelchair enhanced mobility?

This camp is for you! Hack your wheelchair and your capabilities with technology! Learn from guys and gals that have been there, done that. The camp is free of charge this year, pending grant approval.

Sessions

  • Computer and Accessibility
  • Intro to Web Development
  • Build a 3D printer
  • 3D Modeling, Tinkercad vs OpenSCAD
  • Arduino - Breadboarding, C/C++ coding
  • Hacking Your Wheelchair
  • Panel Discussions

What to bring

  • Minimum of one personal care assistant
  • Your own computer/laptop setup
  • Your awesome self!

Accommodations

  • On-campus at USM
  • 2 twin beds with space underneath
  • 1 roll-in shower
  • Meals for camper and one assistant
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Schedule

Sunday, July 5

  • Check In: 1pm - 3:30pm Luckyday Hall
  • Dinner - 5pm - 6pm The Fresh Company
  • Kick-off 6 - 7pm

Monday, July 6

  • Breakfast - 8:00 - 9:00am
  • 9:30am - 10:30am Computer 101 for Accessibility: Typing, Mousing, Dwelling, password manager, adblocker, etc.
  • 10:30am - 11am Snacks - Food Hacks
  • 11am - Noon Internet 101 and Intro to Web Development, Stack Exchange (Debugging)
  • Lunch - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • 1:30pm - 2pm Campus Tour Part 1
  • 2pm - 3pm Build a 3D printer
  • 3pm - 4pm Build a 3D printer
  • 4pm - 5pm 3D Modeling, Tinkercad vs OpenSCAD
  • Dinner 5 - 6pm
  • 6pm - 7pm Panel Discussions

Tuesday, July 7

  • Breakfast - 8:00am - 9:00am
  • 9:30am - 10:30am Benefits and Dangers of IoT devices; Raspberry Pi 101, Setup, boot OS, OctoPi (Networking)
  • 10:30am - 11am Snacks - Food Hacks
  • 11am - Noon Connecting Raspberry Pi to 3D Printer
  • Lunch - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • 1:30pm - 2pm Campus Tour Part 2
  • 2pm - 3pm Arduino 101 – breadboarding and C/C++ coding LEDs
  • 3pm - 4pm Arduino 102 – motors, buzzers, and sensors
  • 4 - 5pm Hacking Your Wheelchair
  • Dinner 5 - 6pm
  • 6pm - 7pm Panel Discussions

Wednesday, July 8

  • Breakfast - 8:00 - 9:00am
  • 9:30am - 10:30am Workshop Pi, Arduino, Web Dev, etc.
  • 10:30am - 11am Snacks - Food Hacks
  • 11am - Noon Project draft and individual work time
  • Lunch - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • 1:30pm - 2pm Campus Tour Part 3
  • 2pm - 3pm Deploying Your Website
  • 3pm - 5pm Work on your own
  • Dinner 5 - 6pm
  • 6pm - 7pm Panel Discussions

Thursday, July 9

  • Breakfast - 8:00-9:00am
  • 9:30 - 10:30 Presentations and Closing
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Camper Check-out

Contact

Have a question about the camp, or want to ask about sponsorship? Please get in touch:

Email: anna.wan@usm.edu
Phone: 601-266-4303

2019 camp information