Education Makers

Through making, we learn invaluable life lessons. We engage in persistent, complex problem-solving. We create solutions to real-world problems, we imagine alternative ways of thinking about our life with technology, and we discover a world of connections.

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February 2019

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  • Milieux Make Console Modding -Residual Media Depot
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  • Basic electronics 2
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  • Milieux Make Console Modding -Residual Media Depot
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  • Education Makers
  • CANCELLED: Sticker workshop with Alina
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  • Milieux Make Console Modding -Residual Media Depot
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  • Intro to robotics with Robot-in-a-Can
  • Maison des Jeunes meeting
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  • Decals workshop with Alina
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maker fundamentals

Maker Fundamentals

What can people expect when they join us for a Maker Fundamentals workshop?

Maker Fundamentals are short workshops that are all offered at #MilieuxMake (1515 Ste.-Catherine W., 10th floor, room 825). The workshops are offered by experts in the field who have prepared material and designed an experience to offer participants the possibility to develop a new basic or intermediate maker skill. All workshops are free and the materials are supplied by the Milieux Institute for Arts Culture and Technology and the Research Chair in Maker Culture.

Which Maker Fundamentals workshops are scheduled this semester?

  • Jan 30 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm: Intro to basic electronics I with Marc Beaulieu
  • Fev 6 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm: Intro to basic electronics II with Marc Beaulieu
  • Feb 13 from 1 pm to 3 pm: Decals workshop (vinyl cutter plotter) with Alina Gutierrez
  • Feb 19 from 1pm to 3pm: Intro to robotics and the Internet of Things with Ben Douek (Robot-in-a-Can)
  • Feb 20 from 1 pm to 3 pm: Stickers workshop (vinyl cutter plotter) with Alina Gutierrez
  • March 6 from 1 pm to 2 pm: Arduino 101 with Rima Abou Khalil and Houda Jawhar
  • March 16 from 11 am to 1 pm (to be confirmed) Arduino International Day with Rima Abou-Khalil and Ivan Ruby
  • March 20 from 1pm to 3pm: Electric signals! -Digital signals, analog signals and pulse width modulation with Ben Douek (Robot-in-a-Can)
  • March 21 from 1pm to 3pm: Autonomous robots and light searching strategies with Ben Douek (Robot-in-a-Can)

To be scheduled:

  • Developing the Coding Mindset with Ivan Ruby (PhD student in Educational Technology)
  • Music instrument creation with Charles Matthews (Drake Music London)
  • Embedded wearables with Marc Beaulieu and Geneviève Moisan

Who can come to a Maker Fundamentals workshop?

Anybody in the university community who is interested can contact Education Makers to register for a Maker Fundamentals workshop: makercultures@gmail.com. Seats are limited!

Maker Jams

Maker Jams

We have been hosting Maker Jams at MilieuxMake, a university makerspace located in the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University. The purpose of the Maker Jams is to develop a community of makers and include novice makers in activities that our team of students is undertaking.

What can people expect when they join us at the 5 à 7 Maker Jams?

A dynamic and informal get-together of tinkerers that gather around ideas, challenges and projects. People can play and tinker with several technologies we have, such as Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, 3D printers, or bring their own. We are trying to create an inclusive safe space where people with little to advanced experience in making from all communities and identities can feel safe to take risks and learn something new together. Our space is wheelchair accessible. We welcome everyone, including any religion, backgrounds, and the LGBTQ community. We also love it if parents bring their kids and we usually have some snacks available.

What do participants do?

Education Makers are working on several projects. Some people come just to tag along and others come with their own projects, such as embedded LEDs, a do-it-yourself programmable car to learn STEAM concepts, a smart wire-car, and speech-recognition technologies to learn English. We have a few activities for kids too, such as playing with Makey Makey and making powered cars.

Who comes to the 5 à 7 Maker Jams?

Anybody in the university community who is curious about maker culture, or wishes to join our group either to develop expertise or share maker expertise towards social innovation. We’re not there to teach people how to code, to take 3D printing orders or to repair broken 3D printers. Instead we offer is a community atmosphere where we tinker together, solve problems and get to know each other.

This project is currently funded by the Faculty of Arts and Science, Concordia University.

Research dissemination

Papers

Davidson, A.-L. *Price, D. (accepted) Does Your School Have the Maker Fever? –An Experiential Learning Approach To Developing Maker Competencies. LEARNing Landscapes.

Cucinelli, G., Davidson, A.-L., Romero, M. (accepted). Intergenerational learning through a participatory video game design workshop. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 18(1) March 2018.

 

Presentations

Davidson, A.-L., Naffi, N., Cucinelli, G., Romero, M., Duponsel, N., Price, D., Krsmanovic, B. (2017). Les compétences de la culture « maker ». Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les technologies en education (CIRTA). October 10-11. Montréal, Qc.

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Makerspace

MilieuxMake is a makerspace project undertaken by Dr. Ann-Louise Davidson and Marc Beaulieu. MilieuxMake is a Milieux Institute common space with various affordances from 3D printing, to soldering, sewing, electronic sensing, etc. It offers space for members of the Milieux community who conduct maker-led projects and many workshops, as well as public talks held there yearly. To follow the MilieuxMake activities, see the Milieux News Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/Milieux_news

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