This is 'Iolani School

This is 'Iolani School

Friday, August 5, 2016

Boys Week @ Summer School - The Last Three Days

The last three days of Boys week (Summer School 2016) have flown by. Wednesday morning we taught the guys how to use the 123D Design/3D printer and the vinyl cutter. After that they were set free for two and a half days to make whatever they wanted. Some gravitated to Scratch, others the laser cutter and some the 3D printer. By the end of the week, they had a number of things created. As a culmination to the week, we invited parents to come by the Lab at 2:00 so the "makers" could have a mini-mini maker faire to show and tell what they did the past 5 days.

It was a great summer. 31 total students came through the Lab for three different sessions of summer school. We'll be doing the same thing next summer but now it's time to get ready for the 2016-2017 school year.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

It's Boys Week In The Lab...The First Two Days

11 boys from around the world (we have 3 from China and 1 from Japan...the other 7 are from right here on Oahu) are spending 6 and a half hours everyday this week making in the Lab. In the first two days we introduced them to the design process, simple circuits, Scratch, MakeyMakeys, and laser cutting.

The Paper Chain Challenge got them thinking about the design process

Scratch is always a big hit

Adding the MakeyMakeys to Scratch kept these guys busy for hours

Designing laser cutting projects with Inkscape

Watching your creation take form on the laser cutter

Next up, the guys will learn how to design for the 3D printer and then they are off to make whatever their minds can imagine.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Girls Week at Summer School - Our Last Three Days

In the last three days of our girls week, these young ladies went maker crazy. Wednesday, they learned to make boxes and how to 3D print.

When they had learned the basics for circuits, Scratch, MakeyMakey, vinyl cutting, laser cutting and 3D printing it was time for free making.