On Feb 24th, Mozbus visited Otsuchi High School in town of Otsuchi Iwate Prefecture. At the high school, Moilla Japan team provided a workshop to 1st and 2nd grade students. It is about “Digital Fabrication” from Mozilla Factory’s activity. Students learned about that Web can share digital information for real objects.
At first, Prof. Hideki Sunahara, Graduate school of media design Keio university, gave a lecture. He is also a board member of Mozilla Japan. He talked about (1) digital and analog, (2) Processing, copy, and sharing of information on the cyber space, (3) Collaboration between the cyber space and the real space.
Then, Mozbus team demonstrated 3D printer and cutting sheet cutter. We showed that 3D printer, for example, can outputs digital data on the cyber space to the real space. Then we showed students how to make a 3D CAD data for 3D printer, difference between the several 3D printer materials like PLA and ABS, basic skills to operates the printer.
After the 3D printer demonstration, students make their original sticker.
They made own character or design on their PCs, then printed out from the cutter. Not only that, the share their data on the Web to share with others in the classroom. From this activity, they learned that sharing and remix from fun way. Also, we introduced about copy rights and creative commons, to understand correct usage of digital data on the Web. This is a one of the sticker made by a student.
The workshop is the first case for Mozbus to provide digital fabrication
workshop. We will continue to develop workshops on Mozbus.