This is 'Iolani School

This is 'Iolani School

Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer School - Session One (week 4)

This week the students were given two design challenges. First, they were asked to create a car and second they were asked to create a game on Scratch and use MaKeyMaKey to control it. If they finished these two projects, the could work on a project of their choosing.

The cars started as drawings, then prototypes and the final models. Most of the students used the laser cutter for all the parts, but pair of student were set on using the 3D printer to make their wheels...and they did.

After their cars were made, the students started working on designing games for the kindergarten and 1st grade students. After coming up with concepts, the students set out to create a game that would be age appropriate, educational and fun. Once they were done, fellow students were asked to "beta" test the games and interfaces. Using feedback from the testing, a "final" version of the games was made and taken to the summer school kindergarten or first grade classes.

After those projects were completed, most of the students were able to work on a project of their own design on Friday. Some 3D printed, others used the laser cutter.

One boy decided that he wanted to design a pair of glasses and make them with the laser cutter. He was able to make four prototypes and will continue working on it in week #5.

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