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Emancipator Overseer

Yadvi Sheoran
08 Nov, 23
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Mentored By: Tripti Varshney
Manaskriti School, Faridabad
Emancipator Overseer

Hi I am Yadvi a manaskriti mind of class 6 , I am writing this blog to express my thoughts on my Maker's Lab  project Tool ninja . This project was a interesting one with new technologys explained very well . It fasinated me to know more about the things explained , it allowed me to share my thoughts , enabled me to to use my creative thinking and helped me to enhance my knowledge . We worked in teams and understood the importance of team work .  We started with a brainstorming solution every one came up with new ideas but we decided to create a tool belt and a wrist band  . I learned about a software TINKER CAD ,it is a 3D designing software to create 3D desings for our project we also created a bookmark using this software. I also learned about Vernier Caliper  it was used to measure the accurate width of a object we used it to measure the width of our tools to make the pockets of the accurate measurements  . I have also learned about magnets we learned about the north pole and south pole of magnets  the north pole and the south pole attracts , north pole and north pole repels also south pole and south pole repels we have also learned about different types of magnets such as bar magnets, neodimium magnets , ceramic magnets etc we also learned about temporary magnets and permanent magnets  . I also learned to calculate the magnetic field strength with the help of  a circuit it consisted of a hall effect sensor , resistor , a multimeter and a battery.  THE BATTERY - it was used to provide electrical support . HALL EFFECT SENSOR - it is a sensor used to calculate the magnetic field strenght . RESISTOR - it resists the power of electricity . MULTIMETER - it is used to calculate the voltage . Battery gave out the power and then it had to reach to the hall effect sensor but the power was very much and the sensor can't manage this much of power so the resistor resisted the power and then the hall effect sensor calculated the magnetic field strenght then the multimeter showed the reading but the readings where in the form of voltage because  multimeter is used to calculate voltage thats why it couldn't change it in a different unit and it was shown in the form of voltage we also learned to calculate the voltage of an object using multimeter. With this circuit we even calculated the strenght of magnets  and we found that neodimium magnets had the highest magnetic field strength than the others. we have also used 3D printer to print the prototype of our tool belt .  Even we learned about stiching skills we used a handheld portable sewing machine to sew the pockets of our tool belt . At the end we attached a velcro at the end and our tool belt was ready we were able to costomize it according to our sizes but when we kept all our tools in it some or the other tools were falling down and then we found the efficient use of magnets in it  we attached the magnets at the back of each pocket as all of the tools were made up of iron the magnets holded them and prevented the tools from moving and our tool belt was created . lastly  Thank you team @MAKERS SHALA for letting us do such interesting projects and providing us every for these projects . It helps to enhance our knowledge and lets us share our views and thoughts I am lucky that I am getting all this . I Love the projects you let us do. Also Thank  you Tripti ma'am for making our projects more interesting by explaining us excellently .


Yadvi Sheoran
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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.