On the 26th and 27th of July a workshop was organized by our school to nurture young scientific minds to innovate, as a guiding aid to make full use of the Atal Tinkering Lab. Atal lab is an initiative taken by government of India with a vision to 'Cultivate one Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators.'
Atal Innovation Mission aided by the government of India aims at establishing Atal tinkering laboratories (ATLs) in 5000 schools across India. The objective of this scheme is to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds; and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc.
The workshop was conducted by Mr. Dhananjay V. Gadre, Associate Professor Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), Coordinator, Centre for Electronics Design and Technology, Director, TI Centre for Embedded Product Design in our school. He is a licensed radio amateur with a call sign VU2NOX and hopes to design and build an amateur radio satellite someday.
The workshop was not only detail-oriented but also taught us to tinker our brain to design, to construct and use machines to solve problems on our own. The aim of the workshop was to give us a direction to innovate new things and develop entrepreneurship skills which will enable us to sell our product to a wide range of people (customers) and thus solve a particular problem on a larger scale. He showed us many innovations, the innovations or gadgets included Fireless Inauguration Lamp, Homopolar Motor, Peltier Module, Electrically maintained Pendulum, Laser Gun, Battery-less Remote, LED Kaleidoscope, LED Sand Glass, Interactive Hearty etc.
He opened a new world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics for us. He also made us aware of the importance of the tiniest of the instruments, sensors, which link the computers with outside world and increase their efficiency.

Students of Class XIScB

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