2015 Digital Fabrication DAAPCamp
DAAPCamps are week-long immersions for high school and middle school students to explore their creative passion areas and expand their skills in specific artistic disciplines. Set on the University of Cincinnati’s architecturally renown campus and supervised by the faculty and staff at the globally recognized College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, each day at camp includes time spent on studio projects, field trips and social activities for the perfect mix of practice and inspiration.
In the past 5 years, designers and artists have made remarkable use of 3-D printers for design prototyping. Plastic toys, appliances, medical devices, automobiles, packaging and containers are now fabricated directly by the designer. 3D printing can manufacture new one-of-a-kind parts for specialty motorcycles, custom-made sunglasses and shoes. Artists use 3D printing to create sculpture masterpieces. The Digital Fabrication Day Camp is an opportunity to experiment and make things with the 3D printer in DAAP’s Rapid Prototyping Lab.