Our prototyping team meets most Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sibley Center. This group works on developing and refining new projects for the STEM Studio program. This process includes finding and learning to use technology and tools needed for proposed projects, creating initial prototypes, refining designs, formalizing and documenting designs using CAD software and/or a Git repository, sourcing parts and determining unit costs, organizing materials and work stations, manufacturing parts, making samples, and assembling kits for students.
Up to 15 students in 4th through 12th grades who are able to work independently may join the prototyping team. Adult volunteers are also welcome.
The following projects are under development during the 2021 -- 2022 academic year.
The Prototyping Team meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Sibley Center on the dates listed below.
The Prototyping Team is a joint project of the Sibley Center and Riverbend Community Math Center.
The Indiana Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) generously provided funding for materials needed to launch our prototyping team this year.