On 25th-27th August 2015, we had a teaser workshop with 560 Tampines Secondary School students. The objective was to introduce the Maker mindset to students by encouraging students to work in a team on an open ended activity. let the students complete the tasks given (e.g. making something that can draw or making a duster move without touching it) using their own ideas and creativeness. Little instructions were provided and of course, the right way of solving the problem has not yet been invented.
We were joined by a wonderful group of facilitators from Imagin8ors.
Students started off working on paper circuits using aluminium tape, LEDS and coin batteries. There were a number of Ahs and Ohs as students discovered the properties of the materials given and a better understanding of circuits. .
Some of the projects created by the students were really creative and impressive! We were very amazed and encouraged by the students’ eagerness to learn, as well as their determination to complete the various tasks.
We strongly believe that there are a lot of youths out there with a lot of potential as a maker and we hope that they will be nurtured, especially through workshops as these.
Here’s are few examples that were done by students