We were looking forward for the Swedish students of CTC Kreatech* to show the outcome of their courses. We’ve just celebrated the technology fair and the presentation was held at our partner’s space STPLN, which is a great cultural space next to one of the most important open skateparks in Sweden. The event had a participation of 100 students and 30 projects.
The students got to use the machines at Fabriken (STPLN’s Fablab) to 3D print or lasercut parts for their projects and presentations. They did a really good job at exhibiting their creations: a very young group (11-12 years old) won the best project by presenting a plant watering system that regulates water pumping with a humidity sensor.
Other projects included a wearable LED bracelet, a remote control car, elevators, a pouring salt cloud machine, a prototype of a chair for people with mobility limitations, and a turning head doll controlled with sensors. We were really glad that some also added complexity to their projects by using remote control via bluetooth. School and government representatives felt engaged to make a bigger and better technology fair for next year. Congratulations Malmö for the success!
*This is a project that works with eight different primary and secondary schools in Malmö with the participation of 16 teachers and 400 students to implement the CTC Educational Program which is a collection of experiments aimed at transforming the way technology is taught in schools around the world. These experiments introduce basic concepts in programming, electronics, and mechanics.
CTC Kreatech is financed by The Swedish Inheritance Fund (Allmänna Arvsfonden) and it’s a collaboration between STPLN and Arduino Verkstad.
Photos: Alrik He
Video by Staffan Hessel