more recently.. “A”
more recently.. “M”
that’s S T E A M...
❖ STEAM ?
➢ Science + Technology + Engineering + “Art+Design” + Math
❖ Aim to bring FUNctional literacy to all.
❖ Promotes bridging the gap between business and
educational goals to create a more productive and
sustainable global culture based on teamwork.
❖ gives us instant access to knowledge, materials,
software and factories.
For the first time in history,
if you can imagine it,
you can realize it.
is pushing the Maker Movement
❖ Movement based on a culture of DiY
❖ Creativity, Ingenuity, Skill
❖ Encompassing Arts, Crafts, Metal/Wood working,
❖ But also new technologies - Electronics, CNC
Machining, 3D Printing, Laser Cutters
the great Indian Jugaad act...
How did it start ?
❖ Easy availability of required tools
❖ Driven by the Open Hardware movement
Easy to use Microcontrollers
Machines for additive printing
Machines for subtractive machining
Cutting / Engraving machines
The spirit of Openness...
❖ Open Source Software
➢ The right to make copies of the program, and distribute those
➢ The right to have access to the software's source code, a
necessary preliminary before you can change it.
➢ The right to make improvements to the program.
❖ Open Source Hardware
➢ hardware whose design is made publicly available so that
anyone can study, modify, distribute, make, and sell the
design or hardware based on that design.
...fuels the Maker Revolution !
❖ creating an explosion of open source projects
a Microcontroller for everyone
❖ Arduino : http://arduino.cc/
Additive Machines, 3D Printer
❖ RepRap : http://reprap.org/wiki/RepRap