The stitching group was a delightful threesome, Mahiti ,Vibha and I; joined in the last few sessions by Nikhit. They came, all excited about using the sewing machine; but after the first two sessions of exploration decided on projects and determinedly dived into cross stitch embroidery. While finishing the pattern seemed to take “forever” they soldiered on, enjoying creating patterns with colours. Finally on the last day the zip pouch and little sling bag were machine stitched. And Nikith had a decorated elastic hairband to create his ‘puff’.
The group (Dia, Dhatri and I) came together to make simple toys with junk materials such as balloons, straws, ice-cream sticks and plastic bottles. Toys made included balloon powered boats, paddle boat with ice-cream sticks, trumpets with Bisleri bottles, plastic straw flutes, climbing toy just to mention a few. It was super fun!
As part of the tinkering club, we opened up many things. Displayed here are the circuit boards of the telephone, cordless phone and a smartphone. I found it interesting that the circuit board got smaller from the telephone to the smartphone but there are so many more things that we can do with a smartphone!
The first thing I saw was the binocular and I decided to open it. I Kept trying to find screws to open, but I couldn’t see any!
Then I played around with the focus ring and soon it went loose and I could unscrew it! Slowly I saw one screw…it was a star screw.One by one, and with some sawing we finally managed to open it up to see what was inside. We found lenses and mirrors.The lens and mirrors were so well protected, it took me 10 hours of working on it to get inside it!
Here’s what Suhaan and Nikhil did…
We took all our projects to meet Tushar – an electric engineer at Shrenik uncles factory. It was amazing – Tinkering group.
|The gang minus Medha|
The young reporters (Bhavya, Mauliki, Medha, Nachiket, Zain) spent the first few days trying to figure out what it is that reporters do and then we got to doing what reporters do!
|Look I made a door handle for new school! – Siddhu|
|I made one too. It was fun! – Om|