[Noisebridge-discuss] Looking for hackspace and partners for education project

Maer Ben-Yisrael maer at presidiohill.org
Tue Dec 9 20:46:38 UTC 2014

Hello Noisebridge,

  I am an educator at Presidio Hill School, a progressive school here in
the city. I am seeking a space and partners from your collective to
participate in an interesting educational project we are planning for
February. This is in the idea/planning stage, and open to your thoughts and

A group of approximately 12 students in grades 6-8 (ages 11-13) will be
given a design challenge which they will complete over three full school
days February 4-6 (Wednesday-Friday). This is a special project time called
Challenge Week, no other classes meet for three days.

Day 1: Investigate & brainstorm
Day 2: Design, prototype, CAD
Day 3: Finalize object, present, and reflect.

Students will be given a challenge (likely locally-themed, perhaps
environmental, something authentic that they would care about and have
useful input towards). On the first day, they would investigate the problem
and brainstorm solutions. Next day they would design and prototype
something that represents their solution with physical materials, then
transfer their designs to TinkerCAD. On Day 3, we envision bringing them to
NoiseBridge, have them 3D print their objects, then create presentations
about their challenge and solutions to present to the rest of the school.
The final part of the last day is reserved for reflection on the entire

So our request/proposal to you is to recruit members to aide with the 3D
Printing (and TinkerCAD in Day 2 if you want too, we would do that here at
school), and then to use your space on Day 3 and show the students how to
send their STLs to the printers, and then plan their presentations.
(Frankly if someone were interested in participating in the entire project,
we would be down for that, too.)

If any of this sounds interesting to you, we would love to have your help
and use your space. We have a small budget and would pay for the printing
materials as well as make a donation to your organization.

On a broader note, we are also looking to make connections for our
afterschool Maker Club which is beginning next year as well.

Please let us know what you think:

Maer Ben-Yisrael - Technology Director, Maker-in-residence
Elizabeth Goode - Librarian, Maker-in-residence

Presidio Hill School

415.213.8605 (Maer - direct)
415.751.9318 x105
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