Making With Professional MakersAiden Reiss, Lucas Pavlov, Anjali Agneshwar, Ashley Yang, Nicholas Baker, Orion Hagedorn, Eamon Lawley, Nancy Ornelas
PDF | At the school we work with a professional maker from New York University, David. We make different projects, a piano, a interactive coral reef and an interactive part of the ocean. We create it as part of our personal projects and as part of a class where David was a teacher. We learn how to work with people that are not teachers and we learn how to think of ideas for a project, how to make motors work and how a breadboard work. It is important to work with professional makers because they have a lot of expertise in what they do. We think we can learn even from people that are not in just in schools. Also teachers in the school don’t know everything, so people outside the school can help. It was challenge for us when someone from outside the school works with us but we like the challenge. This experience is important because it can motivate other schools to bring makers from outside the school to help create personal projects or teach classes.
Pathfinder V.1: A ‘Seeing’ Cane for Visually Impaired PatientsAbhipol Vibhatasilpin and Nalin Tutiyaphuengprasert
PDF | The idea behind this project initiated from an attempt to facilitate a visually impaired acquaintance’s navigation through the harsh urban environment with less dependant on the caregiver. The project is currently under development in conjunction with Thai Association of the Blind (TAB) with the hope to make this technology vastly available to visually impaired population. The technology is currently in its precocious state and will exist only as an alternative to conventional canes with no mean to completely replace the pre-existing inventions. However, the ultimate goal of this project is to elevate the living quality of visually impaired population and for people to live in harmony; an implementation that could create a tremendous impact.
Student Tutor Model for Supporting Digital Technology Use in Maker-Centered LearningMatias Ola, Sini Riikonen, Tiina Korhonen and Kati Sormunen
PDF | In this student showcase , we present a student tutor model for supporting digital technology usage in maker-centered learning. We developed it, along with teachers, a researcher, and other student tutor. The student tutors have proven to be a valuable addition to our school’s pedagogical team. They not only help their peers with these technologies, but they also provide expertise and support to teachers who aren’t necessarily as familiar with the technologies as the tutors are. Becoming a student tutor isn’t easy or quick, so we want to share our experiences and the lessons learned from the project.
Sunrise AlarmLuisa Espozel, Luiza Rocha and Leticia Valdetaro
PDF | For our Makerspace and Coding classes, we created the sunrise alarm: an alarm meant to make students’ lives easier, as we often forget to set our alarms up. The sunrise alarm senses daylight and wakes you up, with the Mario Theme song. People will not have to stress about anything, and as students, it would be one less thing in their minds. This was the group’s first contact with an Arduino. We learned a lot of new lessons, such as soldering and coding, but mostly the importance of sharing our experiences with other students of the maker community.
Três P – PolicyRicardo José Ferreira and Gabriel Antonio Da Silva
PDF | We are TrêsP a mobile and desktop platform created to facilitate and bring verified information about the Brazilian policy in a totally interactive way. The lack of time, quality of information and difficult to find trustworthy data motivated us to create a place where every news about politics is accessible and clear for everybody.
Wind Turbine PrototypeSara Lucertini, Giacomo Micheli, Carolina De Maria, Eleonora Parisi and Andrea Scaioli
PDF | When we started this project in March 2018, our goal was to build a wind turbine that would allow us to create our own green energy. The reason why we started this project was to provide energy to a self-sufficient greenhouse placed on the roof of our school. We created a prototype that is yet to be connected to the greenhouse, but we hope, in the future, it will be. At first, our professors presented us this as a physics project, but we soon discovered that many other subjects that we had been studying at school would be involved in this complex aim, such as Mathematics, Art, and Design. The most important lesson that we learned from this project was that with the right preparation, planning, knowledge, trial and error, and motivation even something as complex as a wind turbine could be created by high school students. We hope to share our wind turbine prototype with everyone at the FabLearn conference and plan on bringing it with us to present as a demo of the entire project.