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Fabricating Society, 13th International Conference of Digital Fabrication

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Wednesday, August 2

14:30 PDT

Using the Engineering Design Process to Enhance Teaching and Learning in a Fab Lab
Audit 2B

The Fab Lab is the perfect environment to introduce students to the Engineering Design Process. The ability to digitally design a solution to a problem and then fabricate a prototype is at the heart of the Fab Lab experience. Engaging in the Engineering Design Process allows students to come face-to-face with failure in the context of testing the prototype and redesigning the solution. This workshop will help teachers use the Engineering Design Process to contextualize their Fab Lab projects and in turn make the Engineering Design Process come alive for their students.

1. Introduction to the eight steps of the Engineering Design Process
A. Ask
B. Identify Design Requirements
C. Imagine
D. Plan
E. Create
F. Test and Evaluate
G. Improve
H. Communicate
2. Example project developed in the Fab Lab
3. Connecting the Fab Lab project to each of the steps in Engineering Design Process

Workshop Tutors

Wednesday August 2, 2017 14:30 - 16:30 PDT
Centro de Extension Universidad Catolica O'Higgins, Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 390, Santiago, Región Metropolitana
Thursday, August 3

14:30 PDT

Tactile Assisted Design : Working with Non-Sighted Students to turn CAD into TAD
Audit 2B

Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center reaches out to bring digital fabrication technologies to students in and around the Pittsburgh area through our Mobile Fab Lab Program. Fab Lab CSC’s Mobile educational programming reaches over 10,000 students per year with our two mobile fab labs. Developing workshops and programming for special populations is a priority for the lab as we work towards inclusive experiences for all. Come hear about our journey of developing, prototyping, delivering, and re-inventing a digital fabrication workshop for students who are visually impaired. Though this program is still quite young, we are excited to share our experiences, failures, and successes so far. Collaborative discussion is welcome, so come prepared to share your lab’s experience in reaching this population.

Workshop Tutors

Thursday August 3, 2017 14:30 - 16:00 PDT
Centro de Extension Universidad Catolica O'Higgins, Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 390, Santiago, Región Metropolitana

14:30 PDT

316 Workshop for Educators
Limited Capacity full
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Workshop for Educators: Conductive clay for kids and other accessible tool for electronic teaching is intended for Pre K, K and 1st years educators, to learn how to make conductive clay to make basic circuits for children to understand how electricity works. This workshop is a 1 day session, where the educator will make conductive clay to build a basic circuit, using shapes and colors. Secondly, he/she will explore some others possibilities to make other conductive modules, using the clay and recycled materials. Our goal is to spread the word out about electronics and be able to build accessible tools for electronic education.

Workshop Tutors
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Carolina Pino

Centro de Intrefaces Emergentes, DesignLab, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Carolina Pino A., artist, takes digital technology as a discipline to develop work from a critic perspective. Using recycled materials, she combines physical computing and concepts like network, mobility, automatization to intervene public space. Her work field operates in areas such... Read More →

Thursday August 3, 2017 14:30 - 18:30 PDT
Hosting Lab UAI Diagonal Las Torres 2640, Santiago, Peñalolén, Región Metropolitana, Chile