The tape is slowly being pulled up from the floor and the counselors stand is being disassembled around me as I type this. ITP Camp 2012 is over. We had a fantastic month with a range of incredible talented and awesome campers. We had campers from around the world, including Belgium, Canada Ireland and Brazil join a group of campers whose professions ranged from video artists, to film makers, to developers, teachers, to graphic designers and many others. We had sessions on Processing, Kinect hacking, lasercutting, bio engineering, Max/MSP/Jitter, Arduino, Beagleboard, 3D printing, projection mapping and everything in between. Campers made projects that ranged from a room lit by kinect-enabled motion-controlled LED lights, a human piano, projection mapping, a doll that literally ROFL’d when you smiled at it with the help of a bunch of servo motors, laser cut graffiti, computer assisted embroidery, 3D printed glasses and more.
Check out a slideshow of camp photos from this year. We hope to see you all next year!
We had a blast hanging out this evening, celebrating the end of camp, and seeing all the wonderful projects that came out of this past month. A big congratulations to all the campers on their hard work. Things came together wonderfully, and everyone had a blast experiencing each other’s projects.
Thanks to Ezer and Mark, we got to build a simple version of these prototype musical sequencers! Well, sort of. We have lots of homework to do. But I’m very proud of the campers, most of whom came in without any soldering experience, for taking the plunge and building out these boards. Kudos to all of you!
As we enter our last week of camp, campers and counselors alike are getting excited for the show at the end of the week. Camper Andrew Cove, seen above, is working on an immersive and interactive light installation. Awesome.
Today at camp there was continued excitement surrounding the Makerbot Replicator and all the possibilites. We printed a number of models, most of which came out successfully. With another session on Rhino / Digital Fabrication tonight, the expectation is that the 3d printing extravaganza is only just beginnning.
Counselor Jen and I ran a workshop on how to use the Soft Lab equipment, and people were really into the embroidery machine. Lots of great ideas are floating around. And I’m excited to see what people end up making.
At the same time, the Makerbot Replicator has finally gotten some play thanks partly to resident Mike Knuepfel training the counselors and the awesome workshop ran by Liz Arum.
Tonight Tom Igoe held a session about using the brand new Arduino Leonardo as a keyboard and mouse emulator. After learning the ins and outs, the campers were challenged to create a custom controller for Angry Birds. The teams then had to use their controllers to play the game and the highest scoring team would be walking away with their own Leonardos.