“Dennis has come in and taught our students the steps of the design process that we have used as our model when we study other designers from the past and present. We are continually impressed with the creative ways he uses to engage the students in the process of design and how he shares various prototypes and products that he has developed himself or with groups of students. Thank you, Proto.”
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Proto is proud to announce Camp Contraption, youth programs this summer focused on a variety of areas, for more information click here.
Proto’s mission is to build creativity, confidence and grit in our youth through hands-on, STEAM-focused projects, workshops and teams.
We encourage curiosity, collaboration and innovation in a hands-on, inclusive and organic environment. We strive to support a dynamic circular process of mentoring and learning that creates connections between young and old, community and industry, and ultimately interests and careers.
Proto, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) youth-focused makerspace that puts real tools and materials into the hands of kids (generally grades 4 – 12) in a safe and supporting environment. While learning the use of traditional tools, digital manufacturing, coding, electronics, robotics and design, they are also developing the soft skills and grit that are crucial to success in the 21st Century workforce.
What We're Up To
“Since I moved to Green Bay in 2012, I noticed that the city lacked creative and makerspace platforms. Proto GB is exactly what Green Bay needed to start filling that void. I started following Proto GB’s initiatives and progress since the beginning, and I’m delighted that Dennis Rockhill and his team were able to get Proto GB up and running, and to where it stands today, in such short time.”
“Proto is an amazing asset to the Green Bay Community! Their ability to offer workshops, camps, classes, and school activities opens up the world of tinkering, creative thinking and problem solving like no other organization. As the parent of a daughter with a growing interest in STEM, it is important to have a place that allows her to expand her confidence in these areas.”
What's New at Proto?
1. Move BIG truck to tiny dock. 2. Move BIG crate off BIG truck onto tiny dock. 3. Uncrate and tilt BIG laser cutter onto…