THE 3D DESIGN & 3D PRINTING ACADEMY
WE INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS AND INNOVATORS.
WE PARTNER WITH SCHOOLS TO OFFER STEM EDUCATION TO STUDENTS AFTER SCHOOL.
Our After-School Program is a great way for students to be introduced to subjects that are typically not included in their school's curriculum.
Parents love the convenience of our program being offered at the same location where their kids attend school.
OUR SUMMER CAMPS ARE A BLAST!
Students design and 3D print...Robots...Race Cars...Drones...and much more.
● Half-day Camps
● Full-day Camps
Students create 3D designs using various kid-friendly computer software. Once they complete their designs, they bring them to life using 3D printers.
The last day is "Competition Day." Students get to compete and test their designs!
WE PROVIDE TEACHERS WITH THE TOOLS AND TRAINING THEY NEED TO BRING 3D DESIGN AND 3D PRINTING INTO THE CLASSROOM.
Our curriculum includes weekly video lessons, exercise, and a final class project where students must work together to accomplish a class design.
Teachers are provided example design-thinking challenges to help students develop problem solving skills.
OUR HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THE LATEST TOOLS TO LEARN 3D DESIGN & 3D PRINTING FROM HOME.
Students login into our online portal to find weekly video lessons, exercises and projects.
Our curriculum includes design-thinking challenges to encourage students to solve problems and compete in an exciting and fun way.
OUR MISSION IS TO:
Help children develop the skills they need to become problem solvers.
Teach children 21st-century skills to prepare them to meet workforce demands.
Our goal is to bring our program to students everywhere, no matter their race, gender, or economic status.
We work with The STEM Success Foundation, a non-profit organization, to offer scholarships, free workshops, and donate 3d printers to local public libraries.
WHAT PARENTS AND TEACHERS ARE SAYING...
"My daughter loves Kids Can CAD Academy. She has made so many neat things and learns something new every week."
Parent, Round Rock, TX
"I have had the pleasure of working with Kids Can CAD Academy for two years now; each time the staff has amazed me with their dedication to growing creativity in science, technology, and design. If you are a parent looking for a meaningful extracurricular activity in a safe and nurturing environment, Kids Can CAD should be one of the first places you visit."
2012 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year, 2017 RRISD Elementary Teacher of the Year.
Welcome to our Student Spotlight! Here is where we highlight students who's designs are way beyond impressive. We have had some really innovative designs so far this semester, but one designer has really stood out.
Kinsley is a seventh grader in the Round Rock Independent School District. She recently moved to Texas from North Carolina. When she was only in 5th grade, she and a fellow classmate researched and designed a rocket. Even though it was made from paper mache and micro lattice, the rocket successfully launched into the sky. Kinsley is aspiring to be an Aerospace Engineer. Well, we say she is well on her way!! Did we mention she plays the violin too?
Kinsley designing a motor bike.
Amazing attention to detail!
Parents who are interested in purchasing a 3D printer for their student to use at home, ask us which printers we use in our program. Here are the ones we are currently using in no particular order:
The filament that works well with the FlashForge is the Hatchbox PLA (any color). The da Vinci Mini printers require XYZprinting filament.
Our students also love designing using 3D pens. Here is one of our favorites so far: