Young maker

Young maker (12 Tracks)

  • Learn about basic tools available to make things of real-life use. You will learn about Arduino and 3D-Printing as tools for introduction to the world of making!

  • Create basic 3D structures using CAD and program Arduino first using a simulator and later using a real board.

  • Build and Explore the different parts involved in an automobile (budding) and later program a traffic signal light using basic sensors (beginner, intermediate and advanced).

tinkercad - 3D NOMAD

  • Budding

    • Learn about basics of creating 3D shapes (cube, cylinder, sphere).

    • Create 3D shapes in TinkerCad and prepare for 3D printing.

    • Print the class exercises with initials inscribed for each student.

  • Beginner

    • Learn basics of 3D shapes and 3D printing.

    • Create 3D shapes in TinkerCad and understand principles if extrusion, infill patterning.

    • Build different parts needed for a simple automobile - frame, axles and wheels.

  • Intermediate

    • Learn about 3D Modeling in TinkerCad.

    • Create a library of parts needed for printing automobile

    • 3D print the model and test in real life how fast it rolls!

  • Advanced

    • Learn about creating complex shapes in TinkerCad

    • Create a library of parts for an automobile, a flower vase and round shelf with initials embossed

    • 3D Print the parts and use them in real-life.

TINKERCAD - CIRCUIT SAGE

  • Budding

    • Learn about basics of electricity - voltage and current

    • Create simple LED experiment with a battery and wires

    • Build a simple ON-OFF LED and Motor setup

  • Beginner

    • Learn about Ohms law, simulate LED and motor experiments

    • Understand timing events in simulation and ON-OFF switch operation that we use in daily life

    • Build a simple speed controlled motor to use in later classes for building an automobile

  • Intermediate

    • Learn about logical operations - AND, OR, NOT

    • Using logical operations, simulate the control mechanism that imitates the UP/DOWN buttons of an elevator. This is to encourage logical problem solving in kids.

    • Build a two-way controlled switch like the downstairs-upstairs light switch in our home.

  • Advanced

    • Learn about different physical variables (speed, temperature, humidity, force etc) and how to use sensors to sense these variables.

    • Create experiments to setup a temperature driven cooling fan i.e. air-conditioning unit!

    • Build a real-life AC unit using a thermistor and DC motor.

arduino

  • Budding

    • Learn about GUI-based programming techniques

    • Create simple programs for sequential, repetitive and decision making code techniques.

    • Build a simple game controlled with keyboard arrows to navigate a maze.

  • Beginner

    • Learn about programming Arduino in TinkerCad

    • Understand basic principles of sensing and controlling different pins on the Arduino

    • Build a timed on-off control of a LED or DC motor driven using Arduino

  • Intermediate

    • Learn about programming Arduino and concepts like pulse width modulation for controlling real-life objects

    • Simulated experiments to learn about timed events, interrupts and input/output in Arduino.

    • Build a user input based speed-programmable DC motor in Arduino

  • Advanced

    • Learn advanced concepts and digital and analog input/output capabilities of Arduino

    • Create an experiment to wirelessly communicate between two Arduino boards (basic underlying experiment teaches about wireless communication between two setups).

    • Build and test bi-directional two way wireless communication between two Arduino boards.