The Maker Lab is a five-week program that gives kids hands-on experience with modern electronics, to help them discover what it means not only to be a user of technology, but to be a maker.
In this learning-by-doing environment, they crack open and disassemble everyday electronic equipment such as radio, computers, mobile phones to understand how they are made and how they function. Core electronic components are made available so that children can work in small teams of 2-3 to re-build their own favorite electronic kit. Coaches and Gurus will guide the teams to pick sufficiently interesting but manageable challenges leading them to a tangible craft.
The young makers will actually build a tool that they’ll use during an outdoor Adventure trail treasure hunt on the last day of the program. The adventure day is organized as a geocaching experience. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Kids navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. The geocache contains a riddle that needs to be solved by the kids.