On Wednesday last week Stage 3 partnered with groups of students from St. George Christian School and St. Finbar’s Primary School for a Think, Create, Connect Maker Camp Day.
During this event, we learnt many new skills and thought like 'makers. Some of the ways of thinking we learnt about were risk-taking, imagination, wonder and design thinking. Through collaboration, we were able to feedforward ideas and see our blueprints become a reality.
We did this by engaging in activities such as Arduino programming where we created light shows with varied success on iconic Australian architecture. Other activities included the bridge building with straws, Morse code and a SOLE asking "Why do living things need light to survive?" Some groups were involved with making electronic arcade or board games using Makey Makey's and some made moving electronic robots using cardboard boxes.
The day was a lot of fun; however, many of us had time in the “pit of frustration” when technology just was not working the way it was meant to! It's all part of the learning process.