Alquimétricos, open source DIY STEAM building blocks system
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Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
- Workshop to identify and try to solve problem -60 min / 90 min / 120 min / if longer, indicate specifically
- Working group
We will use Alquimétricos open source DIY building blocks and bamboo sticks to mount geometric structures and learn some basic geodesics and/or tensegrity principles. We will play and (re)discover the joy of building stuff and play around and we will explore actual applications of the system in hour field of work.
This session will address the conference theme – Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals – in the following manner:
We deliver an open, diverse, collaborative and inexpensive set of contents that can really make a difference when talking about developing children's STEAM skills in vulnerable contexts. We have been researching, developing, sharing and improving the system for four years and now we are ready to scale the process.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
Participants will get in touch with the system proposal and methodologies, will discover new possibilities and will build a long list of ideas of how to take new STEAM approaches to their homes, schools, educational and recreational spaces.
The session will work best with these conditions:
- Audience: 5 to anything about 50 participants, just need to know the size of the crew before so we can be prepared. No prerequisites.
- Recording: It would be great to take photos and/or make a video. No restrictions.