ATL COMMUNITY DAY WORKSHOP
ATL is a work space where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode and learn innovation skills. Young children get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
In order to foster inventiveness among students Delhi Public School, Pune conducted ATL community day workshop on 14th April’2018. The school Principal Mrs. Neelam Chakrabarty extended a warm welcome to the guest of honour Mr. Parshant Dobriyal (Vice President, Indo Science Trust) and the workshop participants. She encouraged and motivated students to think about innovative ideas. Students from City international and Delhi Public School Pune actively participated in the workshop.
The first section of the presentation was the introduction to Atal Tinkering Laboratories and to understand the meaning of tinkering.
The second session was an AV presentation on tinkering in space technologies. This included the inspiring story of the humble origins of ISRO and the concept of CubeSats and ArduSats. Since ATL students are already familiar with Arduino, it was interesting for students to see that satellites can be made using Arduino.
The third session was demonstration and hands-on activities on rockets and satellites. A hobby rocket was assembled and disassembles to show all parts and their functions. The second demonstration was using electronic components to understand the basic science behind the satellite function.
Later students were divided into groups and assembled the circuit on their own and observed how one circuit was sending wireless signals to another circuit. Audio signal was converted to blinking of a light. A light sensor converted the blinking light signal back to electrical pulses, which immediately played on a tiny speaker as music.
Interaction between guest and students was very informative and enthusiastic.