A two day workshop for non ATL schools and underprivileged students was organised by ATAL Tinkering laboratory of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School on 24th and 25th May, 2018. The topic for the workshop was ‘Basic Electronics and Robotics’. 95 students from five different schools participated in the workshop.
On the first day the students were told about the basic purpose of the ATL lab.They were also informed about the basic components required for the making of electronic circuits. Students were explained how components are connected in series and parallel. They had hands on experience of connecting LED in series and parallel using Broadboard. Participants also made a vibrating bug using ice-cream sticks, paper cup and vibrating motor. Students were introduced to the basic principles of Robotics and various types of robots that have been made all over the world.
On the second day, the students were told about the components that are required for making a basic DPDT car. Students prepared the car from the scratch; from drilling holes in the chassis to fixing motors and aligning the wheels and electrical circuits. After the task was over all the models were put to test in a competition. Students were very excited to see the cars prepared by them taking to racing tracks.They cheered for their cars and the winners were awarded.
The most striking feature of the workshop was that it was completely mentored by a group of students from classes VIl ,VIIIand IX.