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Science Makers: open hardware for STEM education

Science Makers is a monthly event to discuss and build low-cost, DIY and open hardware for science and education.
When Oct 01, 2016
from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Makespace Classroom, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX .
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Open source hardware allows and promotes building and remixing of devices through sharing designs and code. Combined with new manufacturing and fabrication technologies like 3D-printing open hardware has great potential to boost hands-on learning and scientific experimentation in STEM education. Not only are solutions lower cost but they are also customisable and no longer a black box.

We'll hear from some projects focused on open hardware and education from schools through to universities. 

Programme

12:00 - Arrival and coffee 

12:15 - Presentations and demos 

• Carlos Lugo on open hardware for plant electrophysiology in secondary schools

• Matt Little from the Curious Electric Company on environmental and educational electronics kits for all ages

• Amy Lai on OpenAFM - an open atomic force microscope built by students at UCL and Tshingua University for use in schools.

13:30 - Pizza (£4 suggested donation)

14:30 - Making! 

We will try to build some of the educational kits, the following are guaranteed projects:

• Plant electrophysiology boards

• Ultrasonic bat sensor

 

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