Share Paper: Introducing Electrical Engineering to Children with an Open Workshop Station at a Maker Days for Kids Event

  1. Andreas Strasser, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  2. Maria Grandl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  3. Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Tuesday, June 25 2:15-2:45 PM Noord

Abstract: The world is changing through the Digitalization trend such as Industry 4.0 where manufacturing transforms from quantity production to individual production. For enabling this transition, we need more skilled professionals in STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) related fields. For this reason, in the last years special STEAM projects have been introduced inside and outside the school environment to attract more children to these fields. One of them is the Maker-Days-for-Kids-concept where a temporary Maker Space is created based on open workshops. In this publication, we introduce a novel electrical engineering station concept for a temporary Maker Space for children. ...