Pinball Wizard (Grades 5 and up)

Parents, remember life before videogames when pinball machines ruled the arcade halls? This camp is a somewhat nostalgic return to those days as students design and build their own table top sized pinball machine complete with steel balls, flippers and flashing lights. Working in the shop with a variety of tools, young wizards design and fabricate various mechanical parts of their machine including things like bumpers, spinners, ramps and tunnels. They will also add wiring, lights and motors that are controlled by a microprocessor as they learn simple electronics and basic programming. This is a full day class that combines mechanical design, electrical circuitry and real world computer programming application to create a great take home project. So limber up your wrists and tell your disciples its time to head to the arcade!

Summer Sessions