Berlin, Germany

Design and Deployment of a Solar-Powered Outdoor Teaching Device

when 31 August 2021 - 3 September 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 430

This workshop is an experiment in an unexplored realm of outdoor online teaching (OOT). During the workshop, the teacher will physically interact with each student group for only one hour a day. At other times, he will be in peripatetic, i.e., walking, transiting to other student groups while still being in contact with everyone using a device designed for the seminar.

This device, based on a Raspberry Pi Compute Module technology, will be powered solely by solar energy and use an electrophoretic (e-ink) display for communication of visual content from students to the teacher. The emphasis, however, will be put on communication using spoken, versed, or chanted words, codes, and algorithms.

In the meantime, each student group accompanied by one student assistant will try to create a more developed replica of the teaching artifact. To attain that goal, students will extend and perfect their skills and knowledge in collaborative making (f.e., PCB printing, soldering, laser-cutting, 3D printing), programming embedded systems, network communication, encryption, programming, and collaborative work.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Daniel Hromada

Fee info

EUR 430: Course fee


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