Maker Lab

Robotics | Coding | Design | Fabrication

The Spirit of Making

The  WNS  Maker  Lab  is  a  space  where  middle  school  students  develop  projects  involving  robotics,  coding,  design,  and  digital  fabrication.  One  spotlight  project  is  the  Legends  of  the  Trash  Creatures,  a  sixth  grade  science  and  technology  unit  where  students  study  environmental  issues  and  create  5’  tall  creatures  made  from  trash  with  embedded  robotics  that  sense  their  environment,  light  up,  and  move. In  seventh  grade,  students  design  interactive  games  using  the  Scratch  programming  language  and  GameStar  Mechanic,  and  end  their  year  with an  interactive  robot exhibit  using  the  Hummingbird  robotics  platform  along  with  cardboard  and  other  simple  building  materials. Eighth  graders  working  on  their  Passion  Projects  may  select  3D  printing  and  laser  cutting  to  create  prototypes  for  their  product  designs.

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