The new buzz word globally!
Today, most of the innovation comes from high-tech labs and research centres. We’d like to see a world where ideas that shape the future come from our kids. After all, they have the most imaginative minds. We’re sure, you agree. And so, we conceptualised #STiTCH - a hackathon that encourages kids to express their innovation through hands-on and interdisciplinary learning.
Who: Ideal for students students from Grade 7 to Grade 9
When: To be announced
Where: Maker’s Asylum FabLab, Delhi and Mumbai
Fee: INR 10,000 + taxes inclusive of materials
#STiTCH is devised on 3Cs - conceptualise, collaborate & co-create. The first session of #STiTCH was launched in Singapore for a select group of students and is now being presented in India. To give the best immersive experience to the participants, we will be enrolling only 30 students per session.
Participants will work in teams and create prototypes incorporating all the learnings and can choose from an array of available tools, components and materials. The emphasis is to think+build. The key is to deliver a prototype that could be wild and whacky but built from ideas conceptualised by the participants, not by the mentors and experts.
This brings in aspects of interdisciplinary learning which is now gaining currency globally.
#STiTCH. 5 Principles
#STiTCH cultivates five key principles helping kids succeed as innovators later in life over the two and a half days.
01 Design Thinking
Energise a child’s innovative framework through play-way; taking offbeat approaches to arrive at a logical conclusion.
Hands-on experiential learning is gaining currency the world over and is an interesting method to foster out-of-the-box thinking.
03 Paper Prototyping
An idea remains just that if it doesn’t make it to the prototyping stage. To bring an idea to life, working with basic materials and observational drawing on paper is the simplest.
04 Peer Review
Most often, kids get feedback from elders. Reviews by peers are however, key to co-creating and fosters a feeling of collaboration.
Presentation brings alive the impact behind the innovation and gives innovators an opportunity to showcase the passion.
|Day 1 (2pm - 6pm)||Introduction to hackathon||Afternoon|
|Form Teams, Timelines & Schedules|
|Introduction to available resources and demos|
|Day 2 (9.30am - 5pm)||Design Thinking||Morning|
|Prototyping using kits|
|Elevator Pitch to Mentors + Review|
|Day 3 (9.30am - 5pm)||Testing||Morning|