This exciting workshop combines art, mechanical design, and electronics. Throughout the Mechatronics course, students build upon their experience from Robotics to make their own animatronic creations. This workshop focuses on analog electronics principles, such as analog sound and precision motor control. Students will design their creations, fabricate parts using a 3D printer, and program the microcontroller to bring their animatronics to life.

Students will learn:
  • Mechanics of movement
  • Prototype development
  • Programming code for precision motion control

Courses in this Series

This course is part of the Engineering workshop series.

Level One


Level Two


(On-Site Only)
Level Two

Game Console
Hardware Design


This course is open to students entering Grades 8 through 12.

Students must have completed Robotics to enroll in this workshop.

Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2016

Workshop hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Students should arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. There are free optional after-workshop activities most days from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.*

*Due to the July 4th holiday, Session 2 hours will be 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  After-workshop activities will be from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.



Session 1
June 20–July 1
Session 2
July 5–15
Session 3
July 18–29
Session 4
Aug 1–12
Mechatronics $1,449 n/a n/a n/a

+ A prerequisite workshop must be completed to enroll in this workshop.

Workshops marked "n/a" are not being offered during that session.

DigiPen's ProjectFUN offers workshops, camps and college prep courses for kids and teens. Technology courses are held in Redmond, WA (near Seattle and Bellevue), and online.