About Build Your Own 3D Printer

Camp participants will assemble their VERY OWN 3D Printer! Campers will also learn the concepts behind 3D printing, the major components of their printer, how to “dial in” their printer to improve print quality, and where to find resources to continue to expand this hobby.

Participants will leave the camp with a desktop 3D printer, a spool of PLA filament, a handy reference guide, printed model(s), and a fun new hobby to enjoy the rest of the summer and beyond!



Camp - Day 1  Learn the basics of a 3D printer (while watching a demo of the process)

Camp - Day 2  Assemble your very own 3D printer

Camp - Day 3  Print test cube and “dial in” the settings for your printer

Camp - Day 4  Print model(s) and explore model library(ies)

* Details may vary based on the needs/experience of the class.


10 years old and up


$199 for 4-day/12-hour Camp plus $250 for your own 3D Printer and 1 spool of PLA Filament

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Camp Dates and Registration

Select the dates and 3D Printer Construction Camp sessions that work best for your camper. There are morning and afternoon sessions available in June and July. Morning sessions run from 8:30am to 11:30am. Afternoon sessions run from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.

June 17-20, 12:30pm-3:30pm

July 8-11, 8:30am-11:30am

July 22-25, 8:30am-11:30am

July 29-August 1, 12:30pm-3:30pm


About the Facilitator

Gus Hansen


Hi, my name is Gus Hansen. I grew up loving to tinker and build things. This interest led to a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University and an MS degree in the same from San Jose State. In my spare time, I still love to create and enjoy the hobbies of woodworking, lapidary and 3D printing to fulfill that passion.

I am also a husband and father of three kids that I love hanging out with whenever I can. I’m excited for the opportunity to share my interest in 3D printing with another generation of creators and show youth just how fun this can be!