ITP Camp 2014

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Written by Rios on June 28, 2014, 12:23pm

Its over? Already? Don't worry its ok. It was awesome

Party On! See you next year!





Laser Cut Magnets

Written by Rios on June 25, 2014, 3:44pm

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Fletcher "The Enforcer" Bach

Written by Rios on June 25, 2014, 10:34am

Do not leave the Makerbots unattended. Sleep counts.


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Three JS Workshop

Written by Rios on June 25, 2014, 10:13am

For anyone who missed it. The session went something like this:


The Flaming Lips!

Written by Michael Allison on June 24, 2014, 7:59pm

The Flaming Lips made an appearance at Camp this year:

This was a runner up for the campfire competition created by Camper Phyllis Lehrer!

UFO Attends Camp, Has a Great Time

Written by Michael Allison on June 24, 2014, 7:01pm


There have been many camp firsts this year including Oculus Rift worlds, Bluetooth LE gadgets and Fletcher winning at foosball, but no one was ready for our first UFO!


"Yes it was very strange when they first appeared at ITP," says counselor and professional dronologist Kristina Budelis, "but it looks like they are here to stay!"

drone drone drone drone drone

Counselor Fletcher Bach, a leading expert on these mysterious creatures, has been studying their anatomy for some time. "You see, the thing is they fly with propellors," he explains to fascinated camper John Koors, "and they only appear menacing as part of an evolutionary response to predators and privacy issues, but once you get to know them they are rather cuddly."


No one knows what the fate of humanity will be at the mercy of these airborne provocateurs, but one thing is certain: they sure look cool.

Soft Lab Chronicles

Written by Sharon De La Cruz on June 24, 2014, 6:16pm

We've revived the soft lab! In the soft lab campers can experiment with the embroidery and sewing machines. Projects range from soft circuits to soft sculptures. Here are some examples...

Emily Chen is working on a soft sculpture! You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! it's getting hot out, have an ice cream

Jody Culkin embroidery pieces embroidery madness embroidery madness

Here are some failed experiments from Sharon embroidery experiments embroidery experiments

Campers relax with a sun salutation

Written by Michael Allison on June 24, 2014, 6:04pm

This year at camp is not just about the mind, but also the body and soul. Counselor and certified Yoga instructor, Wyna Liu, led campers in a yoga workshops earlier in camp.

Nothing like some afternoon yoga!

"Camp can be challenging," one camper said whilst twisting their torso in the famed pretzel position, "but a little yoga can really put the mind at ease and let the ideas flow...."

When I asked Wyna for a comment on how it feels to lead yoga at camp she declined to comment, though her mid-air levitation technique was very impressive.

Campfire competition part II

Written by Kate Godwin on June 24, 2014, 5:55pm

After the winning physical fire from the first week, we decided to host another round. Congrats to Tom and Tati, the winners!

Just Announced: Campfire Competition!!!

Written by Vicci Ho on June 9, 2014, 6:23pm

We're hosting a competition to create a new, creative campfire for our Friday fireside chats! This competition is open to all campers, and the challenge is simple: create a imaginative and compelling "fire" that can be displayed in the lounge. It can be screen-based (software or media) or physical; anything but a real fire goes!

All entries must be submitted by Friday at 5pm. To submit, please swing by the counselor stand to drop off your campfire, whether it be digital files or a physical object.

Campfires will be shown at 6PM at the start of Friday Fireside chat. A jury of Camp Counselors will score the entries and a winner will be determined and announced following the Fireside Chat. Entries will be rated on campiness, quality of production, and awesomeness. The creator of the winning campfire will receive a FREE RIDE to ITP Camp 2015!

Note: The point of this competition is to create a repository of campfires that can be used for future camp fun. By entering your campfire in the campfire competition you consent to the use of your campfire at other ITP Camp events.


Written by Kristina Budelis on June 4, 2014, 11:15am

Welcome to ITP camp 2014! This week, we welcome 186 new campers from all around the world. Here are a selection of photos from the opening night of camp, at which we did intros and held "Hello World!" session introducing campers to 3d printing, physical computing, programming, the shop, and more:

Throughout camp, you can find more photos on our flickr, instagram, and twitter. Post your own with #itpcamp !