8 weeks and counting and still prototyping! As the Campers gear up for their pitch on All Saint's evening, they shall proceed with their sacred quest. Davy is with us again showing the ropes of Arduino and LittleBits programming, and we go retro in style and back into black and white goodness. Stay tuned for Week 9's project pitch!
In the midst of midterms we are stepping up a gear here at SIGHT Camp, moving away from cardboard this time and onto various tools to help our Campers with their project ideas.
From software to hardware, from apps to 3D modelling to 3D printing, we had it all in these two weeks. Our SIGHT Leaders Davy and Rubaiyat showed the Campers the ropes of Thunkable, a software prototyping tool from MIT; Andrew from the Rooftop Republic set the teams up with Canvanizer; Malinda went through 3D modelling and printing & Joel went over the basic machinery of saws, drills and milling machines.
It was time to get our sharp razors and steely rulers out for our quick prototyping workshop by our very own Malinda! Playing with cardboard has become a bit of a tradition here at SIGHT Camp and beyond, as it is one of the quickest ways to showcase an idea. This year's workshop is the first one to go on without any bloodshed, so thank the Sevens for that, as well as our much "improved" health and safety procedures. (We're just glad that no-one had cut themselves!)
The Campers also got their big reveal as they found out which team there are assigned to!
This also kick starts a series of prototyping training for our Campers to prepare them for their project pitch and concluding Roadshow at the end of SIGHT Camp, and we'd be moving on to heavier weaponry in the weeks to come, stay tuned!
is a 1-semester long non-credit bearing program, where SIGHT Campers are exposed to a myriad of global health issues via engaging with NGOs. Campers will follow-up on issues they find interest in, and from them develop solutions to solve these issues. The Camp is an accelerator of these ideas, providing workshops on design thinking, prototyping, product development, etc. The best ideas will stay and become fully-fledged SIGHT Projects in the Spring Semester.