Put your invention skills to the test in this team-based camp organized around a single design prompt: solar-powered USB chargers. Participants will form groups and then come up with a unique point-of-view concept to drive their solar-powered invention. Each day will also include a review of relevant tools, software and electronics concepts. The final day of camp will end with a showcase of participant creations.
Learning Process and Outcomes
We will make use of all kinds of materials for our inventions – including fabric with conductive thread, suction cups and hinges, laser-cut or 3D-printed mounting and more. Groups will be able to request additional materials to be purchased or brought in over the course of the week.
Some kind of solar-panel based USB charger invention – it will include a recycled 18650 Li-Ion battery bank and one or more solar panels which can be used to safely recharge modern smartphones.