DIY BOX

about 1 year ago by griwank

Which problem are you trying to solve?

In my country children , even though interested, are intimidated by the idea of DIY and hands on learning. Students have
less access to practical knowledge.

How are you going to solve the problem?

I want to create a box that will be an educational kit. The kit can be turned into multiple projects and hence provides
a basic foundation for young enthusiastic makers.

What is the impact of your project?

The impact translates from the learning of the students. This can help shape a young mind towards making. And the
knowlege they gain are shared and the scale of impact grows exponentially.

How can the project be manufactured in the OpenLab?

The items that will be used in the kit shall be easily available so that they are replaceable. And the tools at OpenLabs
would be used to design the necessary items. Also advices given there will help

Describe your project in detail

Now the project is based on learning through making. The learning shall revolve around making as well as science
technology and art. The items in the kit would be interjoinable so that multiple sturctures shall be made. It shall also
have very basic electronics items that would just be about plug and play into the structures made out of the block. For
example if a students decides to make a photo frame, they will first build the frame and then their work would be to
place the led at random pattern. They might also use circuits included to do cool things like blinking patterns of LED.
Later on students can also focus more on aesthetics.

Comments

Omarhasayn89 about 1 year ago
Nice idea ... It is possible to make this box in several categories so that the content of the box varies depending of
age group ... It is also possible to coordinate with schools so there is a laboratory to teach this skill in the schools
griwank (Submitter) about 1 year ago
Yes that is a great way for the idea to reach out to larger group of audience and in that way can have a greater scale
of impact.