Enabling physical tasks of all kinds from distances of all kinds
Our solution aims to enable students who are not able to attend class for reasons like a lockdown, the remoteness of the home of the student or ongoing crisises like wars, famines etc. !
Team membersEléonore Mouttet & Tjark Hennings-Huep
Members roles and background
A french/german team looking for a way to make remote classes more interesting & interactive.
Our solution consists of:
-An smart toolstation which is attached to the socket of eDO featuring...
+ A laser pointer
+ 3D printer
+ Drawing materials like penns, markers etc.
+ mini USB charging port
...as well as lids for every object so the arm can grip them smooth and secure.
-An adaptable ringmount for the arm to grab the objects without problems with the size
-An easier application to use to control eDO making it accessable for younger children and for the specific areas of applications.
Our idea first came from an observation we made during our studies (online and/or onsite): a lack of interaction between students and professors.
However, interaction is extremely important to keep the students - and professors - entertained and focus on a topic. Without this concept, it is easy to lose interest and even drop out.
So we thought, how can we incorporate e.DO to the classroom environment and make the relation student-professor more interactive?
Then, our second thought was influenced by our similar interest in architecture & design: "What if we include 3D?". Indeed, even if 2D illustrations are necessary to the teaching method, incorporating 3D printing improves the learning experience. As students, we think that this pedagogical method has a huge potential and could nowadays be used in so many educational departments: art and design, mathematics, architecture, engineering, and so on. So, for instance, what if we use e.DO's precision and handling to teach perspective or physically submit onsite an assignment for us while we are abroad? And what if we add more tools than just the 3D printer, increasing, in consequence, the possibilities of interaction during onsite/online classes?
Solution target group
The target group consists of schools, universities and educational facilities which want to enable interactive remote classes.
Our solution contributes to the ongoing process of adapting education to nowadays technological standards.
Students would be able to perform any tasks on a lot of different levels of expertise and people in crisis/war zones with access to smart devices could participate in courses and classes broadcasted from educational facilities.
Solution tweet textA new way to make your idea happen in class whilst sitting at home. #3Dprinting #onlineclass #creativity #robotics
Never before seen combination of cutting edge industry elements called robotics and 3D printing all controlled remotely from an individual attending class.
Other educational departments could make use of the remote controlling feature as well.
With chemistry class as an example, the arm could be used to carry out experiments with dangerous substances without any teacher or professor having to risk the health.
Not applicable, idea is on digital basis.
Solution team work
With our research progressing we more and more figured out our idea which consisted of two main ideas (3D printing & remote class) which we eventually merged and made the concept we present to you.
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