Makerspace students design and build solar phone chargers

Faculty of Education

Feb 19th, 2018

By Moira Baird

The Faculty of Education hosted a series of Makerspace sessions during the 2016-17 school year giving more than 30 junior high school students an opportunity to design and build solar chargers for smart phones and tablets.

The students soldered and installed electronic components and used computer-aided design software and 3D printers to produce the plastic cases to house those components.

Six pre-service teachers in the Technology Education diploma program also gained valuable teaching experience during the sessions.

To learn more about the Makerspace sessions, see the video:

The Making @ MUN Public Engagement Project was led by the Faculty of Education’s Dr. David Gill and Dr. Gerald Galway, and sessions were held in the faculty’s Technology Education Centre.

The sessions were offered in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers Association, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District and the College of the North Atlantic. The project received funding support from Memorial’s Office of Public Engagement.

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