3D Printing Summer Camp

Build your own 3D printer and learn professional CAD skills

Looking for an exciting engineering camp with an emphasis on design and practical skills?

Our 3D printing course teaches you how to build, modify and repair your own 3D printer. After building the printer, learn 3D design to make your own creations.

Of course, you'll take home everything including your 3D printer.



Skill Required

Beginner to Advanced


Easter + Summer Holidays


5 Days (Easter 4 Days)



Why do 3D Printing


Take it home

Don't just learn about them - build your own professional-quality 3D printer to take home

Professional Skills

Start simple and move to professional CAD software used by engineers

Unique Projects

Learn about real product design with our custom Tech Camp projects

You'll take home

  • A professional-quality metal 3D printer (Ender 3)
  • All of your 3D-printed designs you make
  • A USB drive with your designs and CAD software

You'll learn

  • How to Assemble, Use and Repair a 3D Printer
  • 3D CAD in Tinkercad (ages 9-12)
  • 3D CAD in Solidworks (ages 9-12)
  • 3D CAD in Fusion 360 (ages 13-17)
  • How to Create Parts Suited to 3D Printing

Need to Know

  • 1:8 Staff-Student Ratio
  • All Equipment Provided

3D Printing In Detail

Courses run 9:30am - 4:30pm* Mon-Fri
*Winchester venue finishes 5:30pm/3:15pm (Last Day)

Juniors (ages 9-13) - learn how to use Tinkercad, an online 3D design tool perfect for younger campers to make everything from custom stamps to name tags and personalised figures. Then graduate to the SolidWorks App, to learn mesh modelling of organic forms, animals and landscapes.

Seniors (ages 13-17) - learn Autodesk Fusion 360, professional software used daily by engineers. Create your very own designs such as phone stands, lampshades and custom game pieces. If you finish all that (or are a Fusion expert already!), learn about organic forms, assemblies and renders, and complete some real-world product design tasks with 3D printed prototypes.

Take home your 3D printer, designs and CAD software to continue working at home.
Day 1

Icebreaker activities

Learn about different types of 3D Printing

Build your 3D printer kit


Can overseas students still take home the printer, on a plane for example?
Yes! If you are travelling home after camp on a flight or by rail, we will help you pack up your printer for transport. You will need an extra suitcase to carry it on an aircraft - the minimum size for the printer is 53cm x 38cm x 20cm. If you are travelling on a train or otherwise can't take your printer home fully assembled, it can be packed down into the cardboard box it comes with for you to take home.

You will be able to access the assembly instructions after the course to help you put it back together again.
Five Stars Our kids are back from their 3rd/1st trip to Tech Camp. They’re raving about it and already picking the courses for next year. My son (14) has done two game design courses on previous stays but tried his hand at making a 3D printer this year. It’s absolutely amazing and he’s designing and printing all sorts of things ...

Victoria Jane, August 2019
Childcare vouchers accepted

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