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Summer Maker Days: Delve into Digital Design

July 29, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

11:00 AM -12:30 PM: Drop-in Maker Workshop: Design & Cut Your Own Stickers

Calling all youth inventors, tinkerers, makers, and big thinkers! Dip your toes into CAD (Computer Aided Design) and learn about vectors, pixels, grouping, welding, and weeding with visiting maker and STEM educator Rachel Donegan as you design and your very own vinyl decal you can take home to stick on your water bottle, journal, bike, or mirror! 


12:45 PM -1:15 PM: Special Exhibit Spotlight 

The American Precision Museum is filled with amazing machines of all shapes, sizes and functions. During this short exhibit spotlight tour, APM museum experts will explore the museum’s 1850 inletting machine, as well as modern CNC machines and 3D printers to demonstrate the technological progression of precision parts manufacturing from the mid-19th century to today.


1:30 PM -2:30 PM:  Visiting Maker Demonstration

Join APM’s Visiting Maker Rachel Donegan as she highlights a variety of objects she has made with a Silhouette computer cutter and an Ultimaker 3D printer.  Rachel will share some of her favorite digital design techniques, tricks, and tools.


ADMISSION: FREE for youth inventors 18 and under. $10.00 for adults.


Visiting Maker Bio: Rachel Donegan, Maker & STEM Educator

Rachel has been creating STEM educational experiences for middle and high school students that span traditional and new technologies for over 20 years. Recently, Rachel’s work has focused on working with digital tech and software and exploring the ways tools like laser cutters and 3D printers can change the way we learn and identify as makers.


July 29, 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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