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Build a Better Book

July 31-August 4; 9am-12pm | Ages 11-13 | $225

CU Boulder Main Campus

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words… but what if you couldn’t see the pictures? Join artists and engineers from CU’s Tactile Picture Books Project as we work with art, children’s literature and technology to ‘build a better book.’ We’ll use a variety of different technologies, including craft cutters, 3D printers and Makey Makeys, as we work to create audio and tactile enhancements for children’s picture books. We’ll learn the basics of 2D design and 3D-modeling as we design pop-up book pages and 3D-printed elements. We’ll explore simple machines and engineer moving sculptures in order to add interactive moving parts that help tell a story. Using circuits, we’ll incorporate sound into books, in order to engage young readers who might not be able to see.

Click here and here to learn more about some of the technologies we’ll be using in this camp.


Age Policy: Careful consideration is used to determine age levels for all camps. To provide the highest quality experience for all students, it is necessary to adhere to the specified age range for this camp.

Summer Camp Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Cancellations made more than 15 business days prior to the start of the camp will incur a $35 administrative fee. NO refunds will be given for cancellations made within 15 business days of the start of the camp. In the event that a camp is cancelled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 15 days prior to the start of the camp will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 15 business days will incur a $35 administrative fee.