Today, we spiced things up by incorporating one of the FabLab 3-D printer into our outreach schedule. By doing so, the children got a peek at the wonders that technology has to offer. With this machine, you can bring any 3-D miniature concept into reality.
Once the models were created, the children went into their usual groups and started off with scratch while the 3-D printer was hard at work. This week, the kids got down to understanding the Scratch program a little better.
Before the children were able to present their projects, we all sat down and took a break.
We had a brief warm-up session to get them into high gear for their presentations.
They each presented their games and let the other kids take turns playing them. They joy they got from this is indescribable. With the 3-d printing done, the kids assembled into one group with manila paper, name tags, 3D printed names, copper tape, batteries and LED lights and all made their own customized name tags complete with flashing lights.