over 6 years ago by

Which problem are you trying to solve?

In most countries, especially those where English or French is not the mother tongue of the inhabitants, children often
encounter difficulties in assimilating the letters of the alphabet.

How are you going to solve the problem?

Based on the theory of sensory stimulation, the idea is to design a device that uses the auditory, visual and tactile
sense of children to help them learn the alphabet in a playful way.

What is the impact of your project?

This project will facilitate the learning of the alphabet in children. The theory of sensory stimulation favors using as
many of the five senses to help a wider range of children understand.

How can the project be manufactured in the OpenLab?

Each key of the keyboard is composed of a plywood cut with the CNC machine, foam and a thin metal thickness that can be
cut with laser cutting.

Describe your project in detail

Alphabetica is an interactive installation that builds a pedagogical system designed for children between the ages of
five and fifteen, consisting of a giant computer keyboard unrolled on the floor in the form of carpets with alphabetic
keys on which the children can jump on to display using a videoprojector or a screen the letter corresponding to the
pressed key accompanied by a sound for dictatate the phonetics.


IndigoTech over 6 years ago
wow! its really an interesting project, but this is going to be hell expensive I guess, could you think on simplifying
it please. (Submitter) over 6 years ago
This can be quite costly insofar as high-end equipment is used. The keyboard is made up of 26 pieces as the letters
of the alphabet and each of them is composed of two plywood of a thickness of 4 millimeters, a foam with a thickness of
3 centimeters and a small piece of metal foil in copper. Nevertheless, for reasons of cost, it is possible to reduce the
dimensions of the surface of each key of the keyboard
diego over 6 years ago
wow es super el proyecto
Wow, it's super the project (Submitter) over 6 years ago
Gracias Diego,
Thank you for all the interest that you give to this project.
Omarhasayn89 over 6 years ago
A great idea ... The use of more than one sense in the child in the process of education works on the easy understanding
of information ... It is also possible to use vr and holograms to display information visually
TechUser over 6 years ago
Interesting idea! The children will learn the spatial relations between the letters within motion. Perhaps this might
work as an analog game as well. How might different cultural contexts and different languages be integrated? Are there
limits of application (e.g. does it work for Chinese as well)? (Submitter) over 6 years ago
Hi Omarhasayn89,
Thank you for you comment. Yes, it is also possible to use vr and holograms to display information
visually of course (Submitter) over 6 years ago
Hi TechUser,
We are have the project for make multiple games with this keyboard and extend it in others kind of use
cases like medical therapy or mathematics. For now only two languages is supported (English and french) but it's
also possible to make it works with Chinese as well
SabineFabLabIng over 6 years ago
As a german native speaker I think you have fomulated your problem a little bit unlucky.
It implies all native speaker
who are not english or french have difficulties with their alphabet.
I think this is not your aim? :)
As a playfull way
to learn ones alphabet your project is a great idea! (Submitter) over 6 years ago
Hi Sabine,
Thank you very much for your comment we did not pay attention to this since we originally imagined the
project in a local context. In most countries in Africa children have had difficulty learning the French or English
alphabet and the alphabet does not exist in their mother tongues.
yassineaskri over 6 years ago
Good project , try to develop more how the process works , designs , prototypes.. good luck !