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About the DIY Project

Do you wonder how earth looks to a bird flying in an open sky and how a fish sees the world under an everlasting ocean? You know what, you can experience this world by others eyes using a simple to build device that you can build on your own - A Virtual Reality Box or simply VR Box.

In the start, you will be exploring the science behind virtual reality, and how does a human see this world in 3 dimensions. Moving ahead, you will play with lenses, and also build a Virtual Reality Box that you will use for solving some real life problems in education and society.

This DIY project is for you if you enjoy working with new technologies, like building innovative things, solve problems around you, and enjoy amazing experience that 3D movies give in cinema hall.

Concepts Covered
Visual Information Processing Lenses Eye Optics Parallax Stereopsis 3 Dimensions
Target Skills
Media Literacy, Innovation Critical Thinking Socio-emotional Skills Self-Management Skills Social Skills
Quality Education Industry Innovation
Crafting Tools Lenses Virtual Reality Viewer
What you get

You will get a Virtual Reality Box kit, building guide, project credentials, Makershala App instructions, and worksheets that would help you experience and interpret this world with your VR Box.

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Learner Reviews
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Pulkit Mehra
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Shailendra Sharma
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Andrew Price
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The child will first propose a design of virtual reality box on the basis of their experimentation with lenses and VR images. As an outcome, the child will develop a Virtual reality box that be be used to view and stereoscopic explore virtual relaity experiences.
The project is suitable for a child of age 10 and above.


About Makershala

Makershala is a Learning by Making ecosystem for kids from age 8-16 to help them discover their interests, develop future skills and deepen conceptual understanding. Makershala follows the Project Based Learning approach as its way of teaching in which kids work on authentic, real life & personally meaningful projects.

Kids work on these projects in different educational settings, namely; self-learning; online 1:4 Peer to Peer with a mentor; or in a school. Projects are categorized in different interest segments like Robotics, Coding, Electronics, 3D Printing, Animations, Photography, Machine Learning, Astronomy and many more.

Each project is mapped with classroom concepts, 21st century skills, UN sustainable development goals and interests/careers to not only focus on holistic development of a child but help them identify their calling by giving them exposure to problems that exist in the real world.

Why Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning has the potential to solve many of the learning problems we see today beyond foundational literacy.

  • Ownership: Learners have complete ownership on what they need to know to solve a problem and come up with the best solution in the best way. It can be a concept or a software tool or a skill. Kids involved in projects are never required to be told to study.

  • Interdisciplinary: Unlike traditional learning where subjects are taught in silos and learners develop a perception of liking or disliking a subject. In project based learning, the given problem is supreme and it may require to know something from maths, science and history together.

  • Experiential learning: We generally retain 75% of what we do as opposed to only 5% of what we hear and 10% of what we read, hence PBL helps kids retain what they learn.

  • Lifelong learning: The most important gift that PBL gives to its learners is to make them lifelong learners as this is the most required skill to lead a good life, personally & professionally.

  • Skills & Knowledge balance: Project-based learning doesn’t focus too much on memorizing information, rather it equally demands practising life skills to be able to do better in projects.

How Makershala Works

  • Parents and Kids who wish to start their journey with Makershala, are suggested to pick one interest area of the child and then choose a plan.

  • Parents and Kids after enrolling in a course based on their interest are assigned a batch. Each batch has 3-4 learners and 1 mentor.

  • Each course has 6 guided projects and 1 challenge project.

  • During the project, formative assessments are conducted to evaluate learner’s knowledge & skills.

  • On completion of a project parents and kids get a learning report which indicates the skills and knowledge developed/displayed by them.

  • Kids also build their portfolio which showcases problems solved, solutions created, skills developed, knowledge acquired and technologies learnt.

  • Kids earn rewards in the form of badges, points and coins for their performance in a project, course and overall.

  • Kids are maneuvered to take up courses and projects from different learning segments to gain more clarity on their interests. This eventually helps them in picking up a career.