Exploring Technology – Term 3 2017


Term fees for the Cycle 4 Technology Micro Business sessions to be run on Friday evenings from 4:45pm until 6:15pm at the Melbourne Montessori Senior School, Brighton East. Session Dates: 28th April, 5th May, 19th May, 26th May, 2nd June, 16th June, 23rd June (the 12 May & 9th June TBD).

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We'll be running an after school Technology Explorers Club again this term after school. Instead of focusing on a single product development, participants will explore a variety of technologies and technology applications through a couple of projects and general skill building.
Planned Session Dates: TBD, based on survey feedback, but possibly: Mon July 31st, Fri 4th Aug, Sun 6th Aug, Mon 7th Aug, Fri 11th Aug, Sun 13th Aug, Fri 25th Aug, Sun 27th Aug, Mon 28th Aug, Mon 4th Sep, Fri 8th Sep, Sun 10th, Mon 11th, Mon 18th Sep.
Possible Excluded Days: [Ski Trip: Mon 14th Aug], [Curriculum Day/ Term Break: Fri 18th, Sun 20th, Mon 21st], [Father's & Friends: Fri 1st Sep, Sun 3rd Sep], [Cycle 4 Camp: Fri 15th Sep, Sun 17th Sep], [Last Day of Term: Fri 22nd Sep]
The sessions will be run based on two core projects and a variety of general skill building options:
  • Project – All-knowing Mirror.
  • Project – FIRST Lego League competition.
  • General maker skill building.
    • Soldering.
    • Electronics.
    • Programming.
    • Construction.
We'll continue to look at the following technologies:
  • Robotics: mainly focused on the Lego Mindstorm, but possibly other Robot platforms too.
  • Building a Custom Computer device: We'll create our Mirror based on a Raspberry Pi.
  • IoT Devices: Simple Internet of Things Devices that can be built and connected to a website/ your phone via WiFi or Bluetooth.

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Paul Szymkowiak, Michael Kiffer