“To think like a designer requires dreaming up wild ideas,taking time to tinker and test, and being willing to fail early and often."
Design isn’t just about creation; it’s about harnessing creativity to solve real world problems and improve people's lives- through the use of innovation. Our program takes students on an exciting journey of solving real world problems through hands-on exploration & product development. To think like a designer requires dreaming up wild ideas, taking time to tinker and test, and being willing to fail early and often.
The project-based curriculum aligns with prompts based on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals -- a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030. In collaboration with, Citizen Cyber Lab, Open Seventeen, Micro:bit - do your :bit, MakeX Spark and other similar initiatives, we incorporate their prompts to mentor students through the design process to reach desired outcomes.
Invention, however, requires more than just curiosity and creativity – it requires the KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS to carry a design to fruition. TechLabs teachers help students gain the knowledge to facilitate THEIR ideas, THEIR invention, and THEIR vision and to show them how to implement it with new technologies.
From automated vacuum cleaners, to Mars rovers, to deep-sea exploration, robots are everywhere. But a new kind of robot has arrived. They are small, cheap, & simple but they have a special skill: they work as a team! Inspired by nature, these robots work together to achieve tasks that even a more sophisticated and expensive robot can’t achieve alone. Similar to the sophisticated beehives bees are able to build together or the huge complexity of ant colonies.
In this class, you will:
Build and program Light Painting Robots
Design & test Build Oil Spill Cleaning Boats
Experimenting with an Auto Farming Device
Interactive Installation SDG Goal 14: Life Below Water
Warm Up Design Challange: Spaghetti Tower Challenge
Interactive Light Installation
Minimum group: A minimum of 5 students is required to start the course.
Materials Fee: All the necessary hardware and software will be provided for the course. For an additional (optional) fee, it is sometimes possible to bring home the microcontroller (micro:bit or Halocode) used in class. Please contact instructor for availability.
|Basel Stadt||Mondays | Design For The Future||Mon||16:30 – 18:00||11/01/2021 – 21/06/2021||ARCADIA Bildungscampus||752.00 CHF||Waiting list|
|Basel Stadt||Tuesdays | Design For The Future||Tue||16:30 – 18:00||12/01/2021 – 22/06/2021||ARCADIA Bildungscampus||790.00 CHF||Waiting list|
|Basel Stadt||Saturday Mornings | Design For The Future||Sat||10:00 – 12:00||16/01/2021 – 19/06/2021||ARCADIA Bildungscampus||840.00 CHF||Waiting list|
|Basel Stadt||Saturday Afternoons | Design For The Future||Sat||12:30 – 14:30||16/01/2021 – 19/06/2021||ARCADIA Bildungscampus||840.00 CHF||Waiting list|