Project

Fabschoolino

Give every child the chance to become an inventor! Want to discover 21st century skills with the young people in your life? Waag Society has developed the Fabschoolino, a mini-computer you can solder together and program yourself, specifically for young creators. The Fabschoolino is an affordable, do-it-yourself package available for schools, makers, maker spaces, and handy parents. Let Fabschoolino lead you and the kids in your life on a step-by-step, creative and technical adventure.

Because who doesn't want to make their own inventions? The Fabschoolino is an Arduino-based microcontroller. In our DIY kit, you'll find everything you need get started with your own creative electronics project. At fabschoolino.waag.org, you can download different sets of instructions to guide you step-by-step in building and programming processes. Test the waters with our TV-B-Gone instructions, and program the Fabschoolino to turn off any TV with a click of a button. Or design a door alarm so no one can walk into your room unannounced.

Kids today grow up in a society where being both technologically savvy and creative is increasingly important. But many standard school curriculums haven't caught up yet. With our FabSchool curriculum, Waag Society explores how children can be taught differently. Based on the experience we gained teaching through our Fabschool program, Waag Society decided to developed the Fabschoolino. With the production of our DIY mini computer, Waag Society hopes to give an extra boost to the Maker Education movement in the Netherlands. 

Waag Society focuses not only on developing curricula in the field of Maker Education, but also actively involving education partners, libraries, and maker spaces in this movement. We do this through training in our programs, Teacher Maker Camp and Librarian Maker Camp. And in 2015, through collaboration with a number of other partners, Waag Society founded Platform Maker Education to bring attention to the need for new ways of teaching.

The Fabschoolino is for makers, creators, and discoverers from 9 to 100 years old. Buy it for € 20, - (excl. shipping) from our web shop.

The Fabschoolino was developed in the Waag Society FabLab by the creators Henk Buursen, Emma Pareschi, Cecilia Raspanti, Anne Vlaanderen, Marc Kunst, Robin van Westen, and the FabSchool students. The Fabschoolino was inspired by the Diavolino from Evil Mad Scientist.

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Duration of the project: 
21-10-2016 to 31-12-2018