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The Best of Tech for the 2014 Holiday Season!

By David Long, 11/26/2014 - 18:15

We know you've been chomping at the bit for an excuse to buy some good geeky fun for your family! Here's our ultimate tech gift list, just in time for the Black Friday sales.

We have chosen products that align with our own mission to empower people with tech skills and get really creative, rather than come up with a list of gadgets that you'll have forgotten about in a few months. These are all super cool things that you can learn from, tinker with and build upon over the next year.

Maker Projects - Making Engineering Fun

By Jill Hodges, 01/16/2017 - 16:17
3d games prototyping

I’m still digesting the things I learned at the Transforming EDU conference when I was in Las Vegas this month.

One of the panels that I was attending was on Maker Projects. I was prepared for them to talk about tinkering, problem-solving, and inter-disciplinary learning.  But this discussion looked at an entirely different side of the value of Maker Projects for young people.


Fire Tech in Gibraltar: Day One

By Madeleine Patston, 02/22/2016 - 13:59

With just a two day break after wrapping up the February half term camps, the Fire Tech Camp team are back doing what they do best - inspiring kids with tech - but this time in sunny Gibraltar!

We are working with the Kusuma Trust and the Department for Education in Gibraltar to get young people coding, making and engineering with technology. If the first morning is anything to go by, it's set to be a packed week of innovation, creativity and fun!


Get into the maker mentality with this exciting blend of design, engineering and craft! One of Fire Tech Camp's most innovative courses, Rapid Prototyping encapsulates a series of methods by which objects are designed and produced very quickly, with the help of computer software and 3D printing. Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing is suitable for ages 10+.


A New Saturday Club in January 2016

By Madeleine Patston, 10/31/2015 - 18:15
3D Printing at Fire Tech Camp

We are kicking off 2016 in style with an exciting new kind of club for young digital makers and tech-lovers.

Fire Tech Crew will have children aged 9 to 12 experimenting, exploring and making with all sorts of incredible tools and equipment, gaining a practical taste of different technologies from 3D printing and modelling to code, robotics, electronics and design.


Make the Future!

By Jill Hodges, 10/24/2015 - 14:39

At Fire Tech Camp, we've changed our tagline to "Make the Future."  We believe this encapsulates our goal to get kids making digitally and physically, to support them in the creative and iterative process.  We also think that this shows our commitment to helping kids become innovators and giving them the resiliency that is necessary to be on the front edge of technology.  Make the Future also encourages all of us to become part of the Maker Movement - learning through doing, building enterprise into everything we do.


Come and make your own physical mini game, a compact box of fun that fits on a desk! You will design, 3D-print, test and package your own mini game prototype and package it in a box that you have designed and decorated with vinyl prints. This creative, making workshop for children and teenagers aged 10+ is new for the Summer Holidays in 2015.


Step inside the maker community and join us for a workshop (either one or two days, check availability) of designing and printing your own 3D products! Design a keyring, figurine, Minecraft model, jewellery charm, mini-robot or whatever your imagination unlocks. Then 3D model and print it to take it home with you! This exciting workshop for children and teens is new for summer 2015. 3D-printing is revolutionising product design and manufacture.


Become a part of the incredible Maker Movement by using one of the most popular and exciting games on the planet – Minecraft! In this holiday course you will make your own world, blocks and structures, and even experiment with different materials to create physical game controllers.


How do you look in vinyl? This hands-on making workshop will soon show you, as you experiment with computer-aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software and working with plastic vinyl materials, creating vector graphics which can be printed on high-precision computer-directed cutters. This is a brand new workshop and is the first of it's kind (as far as we are aware!), giving young people aged 10+ the unique opportunity to enter into the disruptive world of making.



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