This is 'Iolani School

This is 'Iolani School

Monday, July 27, 2015

Summer School Auxiliary Week One - Check Numerous Times Every Day July 27-31

July 27 thought 31 is our first auxiliary week of summer school. We are going M-F, 8:00-2:30. This week is also Girls Week (next week is Boys). We have 14 young ladies from all over...most are from Oahu but we have one girl from the Big Island (Hawaii) and one girl from Japan.

MONDAY

We got started by learning the engineering design process, which will help us create our projects this week. Following these steps (Ask some question-Imagine possible answers-Plan one-Create & Test your answer-Improve your answer) the ladies are going to be able to work together and make some great things this week.

Our first challenge was to make 4 paper chains. The students had different constraints on them for each part of the challenge. The constraints were, 1) no restrictions, 2) only right hand use, 3) only left hand use, and 4) no talking. When we compared the chains, everyone last chain was the longest. We discussed why and everyone agreed, they were more planned out, they were more focused, and they were more familiar with their partners.





Next we learned about electric circuits and created simple ones with LEDs, copper tape and a coin cell batter. 





We then moved on to Scratch programing and MaKey MaKeys. The girls made a simple programs and debugged them using each other to test their creations. After that, we had them add the MaKey MaKeys to control the program.







TUESDAY

We got right to work this morning. The students were introduced to the Silhouette vinyl cutter. To familiarize themselves with this machine, they all cut out their name and learned how to us the transfer film.

The next machine we worked with was the Epilog Mini Laser Cutter. The girls learned how to scan a drawing they made and have it "printed" on wood. Then, using the web-based program "Boxmaker", they created a box and put text & graphics on it using Inkscape.





WEDNESDAY

Today we introduced the 3D printers and 123D Design. The girls got right to work making name tags to become familiar with using the software. Then they were off trying to create their own items.





THURSDAY & FRIDAY

Now that the ladies have been exposed to our variety of making equipment and supplies, they have the next two days to create whatever they want.

Working in the Lab


Laser Cutting







Vinyl Cutting



Programing Scratch 

video

3D Printing



Copper Tape Circuits



Saturday, July 25, 2015

Summer School-Session One (week 6)

This was our final week of 'Iolani Summer School Session One. 12 students have been busy designing and creating. This week they came up with their own projects. Below are some pictures of the things they made. We also had our open house, which we called "Design It-Make It Faire". You can check it out on it's own post.






Thursday, July 23, 2015

Summer School Open House called "Design It-Make It Faire"

Wednesday night (7/22) was our open house. We called it, "Design It-Make It Faire". Parents were invited to come and see all their children had made over the past 6 weeks. Here are the table with the students projects, drawings, designs, plans, prototypes, etc.












This was a kid-run event. The students took their parents around, showed them what they created, and explained how they were made.