Share Paper: Fab@School: Children’s Engineering across the Curriculum in Your Classroom

  1. Shaunna Smith, The University of Houston, United States
  2. Willy Kjellstrom, University of Virginia, United States
  3. Daniel Tillman, University of Virginia, United States
  4. Eric Yoder, University of Virginia, United States
  5. Erika Carson, University of Virginia, United States
  6. Jake Cohen, University of Virginia, United States
  7. Monty Jones, University of Virginia, United States
  8. Kari Wold, University of Virginia, United States
  9. Peter Malcolm, University of Virginia, United States
  10. Peggy Healy Stearns, Fab@School Initiative, United States

Abstract: Digital fabrication is the use of technology to "make (almost) anything" yourself...a phrase which was coined by Neil Gershenfeld at the MIT Media Lab. The digital fabrication process allows users to interchange from 2D idea to 3D object by becoming manufacturers and engineers capable of not only construction, but deconstruction and reconstruction as well. It is the same process that is used to create product packaging, such as cereal boxes, and even the creation of cars - from concept to full-scale reality. This workshop will provide a hands-on experience, in which the participants will make their own creations by digitally ...