Oct 01, 2016
from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
|Where||Makespace Classroom, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX .|
|Contact Name||Jenny Molloy|
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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.
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