What is d.TEC @ the FabLab?

I’m Jeremy Elphick-Pooley and I am a d.TEC Teacher @ SGS and a STEM Teacher @ The FabLab.

d.TEC = Design Technology

We design stuff. [We use technology] We make stuff.

FabLab

If at all possible I try not to “teach” in the FabLab: I facilitate, I open doors and I point students in the right direction. Students need to be enthusiastic, engaged and  independent enough to see opportunities and to grab them.

Charter

 Access:

You can use the FabLab to make almost anything (that doesn’t hurt anyone); you must learn to do it yourself, and you must share use of the lab with others.

Education:

Training in the FabLab is based on doing projects, self-learning and learning from your peers; you’re also expected to contribute to the resources supplied: it is not a free for all!

Responsibility:

You are responsible for:

  • Safety: Knowing how to work safely without hurting yourself or other people and without destroying the equipment or machines.
  • Cleaning up: You must leave the Fab Lab cleaner than you found it.
  • Operations: Assisting with maintaining, repairing, and reporting on broken tools, supplies, and accidents.

 

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