Speakers: Kai Hakkarainen; Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen; Martin Steinert. Digital fabrication and technology making will act as key drivers of innovation in the future and have serious implications on IT and education.Read More
Till now, we have hosted more than 34 school groups at Fab Lab Oulu in 2017 (19 different schools in total). They have done different activities in our premises depending of the age and the duration of the visit.Read More
A group of teachers and school principals from all around Europe, including representatives from Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Germany, Portugal and Spain, went to see in person what a Fab Lab is. The visit was a part of a working trip financed by Erasmus plus programme with the goal of learning more about the Finnish education system and find possible partners to prepare a project.
Fab Lab Oulu presented Fab Lab concept to a group of ~35 local teachers at Kastellin koulu. We also introduced the activities we organised during the last year and presented upcoming activities for school kids.Read More
A considerable group of Fab Lab Oulu students and staff took part in the Fab13 symposium and conference . The biggest Fab Lab related event in the world. Among other topics, we discussed a lot on how Fab Labs can support educational environments and the importance of Fab Labs for the future of education.
For second year in a row, we hosted 13 high-schoolers (15-17 years old) as summer trainees for two weeks. This time they built a LED POV (Persistence of Vision) fidget spinner that drew text on the air while turning. They built the electronics, mechanics and wrote the software.Read More
Markus Packaken and his students from Rajäkyla were with us in the Fab Lab working in their "log-cabin project". They started the project a few weeks ago as part of their technology education class. In Fab Lab they built the houses, utilized the laser cutter to improve their houses, provide LED illumination to the houses and learnt how to use BBC Microbit to implement some extra features to the houses.Read More
As part of the technical activity of the Normaalikoulu's MOK week, forty pupils (9th grade) visited the Fablab and the Center for Ubiquitous Computing Antti Mantyniemi introduced the Fablab concept and the available machines. He also presented some of the project made at Fablab to show the things that could be made using our premises. In parallel, through a set of interactive demos, Georgi Georgive, Paula Alavesa and me presented the research we are doing at our research center. The visit included a visit to our CAVE.
Four groups of children from the nearby Kaijonharjun nuorisotalo came to Fablab during the last two weeks of November. They built small wood houses with the laser cutter and played with electronic ink in order to learn some basic principles of electricityRead More
Tonja Molin-Juustila, Marianne Kinnula and a group of graduated students from INTERACT research group were working with a group of 42 children from Hinta school at Fablab premises. They perform quite a lot of activities such as building a lego robot, printing simple 3D models in our 3D printer and creating interactive games using electronic ink and Bare Conductive Touch Board The visit was part of a bigger project run by INTERACT research group. In paralell the kids visited the Center for Ubiquitous Computing demo room where we presented the type of research we are doing at our center by means of interactive demos
We hosted for a pair of hours a group of 8th graders from Oulun Normaalikoulu coming with his teacher, Janne Marjamaa. We introduce them the machines available at Fab Lab as well as some example projects. Finally, they created their own keyrings using our laser cutter. We also had a fruitful discussion with Janne on possible future activities in collaboration with schools.
Students from Myllytulli school created some mockups for their Playhouse project. They aim to build a real play house for younger kids in the schools premsises.Read More
We hosted a small group of schoolers in company of their teachers at FabLab. They learnt what a FabLab is and created their own keyrings.
We hosted an international group of twelve pupils from Myllytulli School (Oulu) and Wolstanton High School (Newcastle-under-Lyme, the UK). The students were accompanied by two teachers from both schools. They participated in three-different hands-on workshops.Read More
Some teachers from Yli-Ii and surroindings schools visit our premises to learn more about our FabLab and discuss about some collaboration possibilities