BUILDING BRIDGES

After theoretical input on the statics of bridges, participants develop a model bridge themselves, which is then exposed to a load test. The bridge consists of one or more modules made of cardboard, which are drawn with CAD software and cut with the laser.

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DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

With 3D printers and digital production machines, we have arrived at production unit one. This means that parts are produced just in time and no longer in large quantities in stock. But it also means that we can break new ground in terms of production location, spare parts and production reliability.

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KEYCHAINS

Creating a personalized keychain is a perfect task for beginners to learn a simple CAD software as well as the operation of the 3D printer. He becomes a powerful tool when you can easily draw your visions and bring them immediately into the physical world.

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DIY MICROSCOPE

We take apart a disused webcam and turn the lens so that we get a macro lens. Then we build a stage from laser cutting parts and mount the modified webcam. In no time at all we have a wonderfully functioning DIY microscope, which invites you to dive into the wonderful world of the microcosm and document your discoveries directly on your computer.

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FABLAB

FabLab stands for Fabrication Laboratory and was developed by + NEIL GERSHENFELD + (MIT) as a course of study. The concept is simple: it gives creatives access to digitally controlled machines, such as: 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling machines – very easily, quickly and for everyone!

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TINKER TEC GIRLS

In this electronics and prototyping workshop we solder an amplifier and a simple synthesizer circuit. The housing is of laser cut wood, the knobs are made by 3D printer. Learning how to make things yourself is the goal.

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PHYSICAL COMPUTING

An Arduino or similar micro-controller is a quick way to breathe life into a prototype. It’s not just a physical prototyping board, but a system of an easy-to-understand programming environment, a project hub for inspiration, and a world-wide and helpful forum. So what are you waiting for?

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RESONATE

You can’t teach competencies, you have to acquire them yourself. This is how I understand my task as teacher: to invite, inspire and support the participants in their projects. The main goal is to create an optimal learning environment for everyone and to tune them into their own frequencies so that an orchestra sounds.

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CHAOS AMP

There are two different circuits in two cubes connected with a cable. Chaos are two oscillating circuits that modulate each other. The pitch can be manipulated by a photoresistor (LDR), and the pulse width by a potentiometer. The second potentiometer is used to set the voltage that supplies current to the oscillating circuit. This allows you to create versatile and very interesting sound. The other circuit is a simple amplifier with a speaker.

We built these cubes in the + TINKER TEC GIRLS + workshop at HSLU. For more information klick the link below.

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WATER ROCKET

With a few household items like a bicycle pump and a PET bottle we build a water rocket. The ideal relationship between air pressure and water volume will be investigated. Having fun while learning motivates everyone equally.

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COLABOR MODUL

Soundlab is one of the 24 +Colabor modules that offer the opportunity to practice other disciplines and media, reflect on design processes in depth and learn new methods. In this specific SoundLab module, students build an electronic instrument, explore its sonic universe, and share their results with others.

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