Blackhawk C3 Lab has partnered to work with Blackhawk Elementary School - Northwestern to design and create a STEAMground for the students at Northwestern Elementary School. The space will be indoor playground that will teach the the children about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math through play. Currently the space is undecided where it will be located, but space is available. Students at the high school are working to develop a design based on their ideas of what an ideal space to learn about STEAM. Next the high school students are going to break into teams to look at the possible locations for the STEAM Ground and also interview elementary students to see what types of activities that they like and what they would like to see in an indoor playground. After the interviews each team will present what they have learned and make recommendations to the class about what they feel is appropriate next course of action for the STEAM Ground. Updates on the the progress of the lab to come soon.
We have purchased most of the parts and are now ready to start the construction of the filament recycler. We are basing our design off of the Lyman Filament Extruder v4.1 found here http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:265375. We are taking advantage of the the other equipment in our lab and redesigning some of the parts. Pictures to come soon.
The Light Bright is complete students came down during their study halls and after school and built the light bright. The main box is constructed of 1/2 inch plywood and the front is two pieces of 1/8 inch plywood with a sheet of rubber sandwiched between it. The light source is a 4 ft florescent light. Students are now working to design 3d printed bulbs that can be used in the light bright.
This section will highlight ongoing projects throughout the district involving technology that aren't always a part of the regular classroom and above and beyond the regular curriculum.
Stay tuned for photos and stories of the following: