MAKER SPACE ESSENTIAL

The setting up of Maker Space ESSENTIAL is expected to support schools in the integration of digital technologies in the teaching and learning process.

PLAY

Encourages exploration, without the concern of always getting it right.

PASSION

students should work with themes that mean something to them, within their own realities and contexts and contexts.

PEER LEARNING

Students work in groups and learn from each other.

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Learning takes place through projects.

CODING AND MAKER

This space encloses components that make possible to develop projects related to programming and robotics in different contexts.
A set of sensors along with eletronic boards have been integrated to allow the complexity of the projects to evolve. It provides a very fast learning curve and can be programmed graphically by blocks or even with more advanced programming languages.

 

  • Complete integrated electronic board with the essential accessories to start programming and robotics projects;
  • Set of sensors to be used with the electronic board mentioned above;
  • Arduino board compatible with the following components: breadboard, set of different resistors, buzzers, sensors, colored LEDs, pushbuttons, displays, switches, among others;
  • Integrated educational programming and robotics kit and Expansion set;
  • Integrated educational programming and robotics kit for Arduino.

Microscope

Arduino

3D Printer

Laptops

Robotic Kit and Expansion Set

Micro:bit

Drones

Sensors

ARTS AND MULTIMEDIA

This space allows students to develop projects and bringing together text, graphics, digital animation, video, photography, audio and virtual reality to create a range of products that can be delivered on a range of multimedia platforms.
Components include a Chroma Key set with 5 backgrounds, a lighting system, a video mixer with 2 inputs and transitions, a PC video input card, a stream controller for realization and production (widely used for live video composition), a set of two speakers, accompanied by an 8-input audio mixer.

 

  • Photo studio equipment comprising a range of different backgrounds;
  • Mixer with switcher, resolution converter, audio processing and video effects, among other features;
  • Streaming controller with programmable keys and USB interface;
  • High-quality cameras with 4K video recording
  • 4K digitizing tablet with pen, compatible with Windows and Mac systems.

4K Camera

Laptops

3D Printer

Multimedia Studio

Mixer

Headphones

Tools

SCIENCE AND ROBOTICS

This space is science, technology, engineering and mathematics oriented. It includes a ready to use robot and a set of programmable sensors such as sound, gas, temperature, humidity, colour, movement and light.
The STEM Area has a processing board which, by using a scientific calculator, allows programming and creating engineering projects. A robot has been added to explore topics and concepts explored of the basic and secondary education curriculum.

It also includes a renewable energy laboratory, which allows a set of modular experiments associated with the operation of clean energies – wind turbines, solar cells and batteries. This lab comes with specific software, as well as manuals and study guides for collaborative work.

  • Explorer Robot Kit, containing a LED matrix, accompanied by a compatible battery;
  • Teaching laboratory microscope with integrated digital camera and tablet;
  • STEM LaunchPad Board project equipment to complement the functionality of graphing calculators, enabling programming and engineering projects;
  • A programmable robotic vehicle for maths, science and programming, complementary to the LaunchPad Board equipment;
  • A science kit on renewable energies to demonstrate clean energy production.

Renewable Energy Kit

Laptops

M:bot

3D Printer

Microscope

MAKER SPACE ESSENTIAL
in action

Since 2023 the Maker Space Essential has been part of the educational landscape for the 2nd and 3rd cycle of basic and secondary Portuguese schools.

The Portuguese educators have now access to a library of content and classroom activities, for a hands-on and heart-on EdTech learning experience. Over five months jp.ik multidisciplinary team have worked closely to design, develop and deploy the integrated Digital Labs solution.