The Ethafa kit features five characters that explore STEAM basic principles. Each character can be made by learning the basics of electronics via a narrative approach.
The Steammians: Alriya (yellow), Fanin (orange), Handas (red), Taqia (purple), Eulim (green).
Inside the kit you will find all the necessary to build the five characters. The kit is made for a group of five people, age 11 to 14 years old.
The aim of this kit is to let Egyptian girls know the possibility offered by STEAM subject and empower them using a Maker Education approach.
The idea began with research on Maker Education and STEAM Education. There are always fewer girls who are interested in STEAM subjects. But issues such as engineering and science are essential for the economy of the countries and there are more and more job opportunities.
The aim of this kit is to let egyptian girls know the possibility offered by STEAM subject and empower them using a Maker Education approach.
The kit is made up of inexpensive materials, electronic components are the same that anyone can buy. Moreover the front of the character is made of paper. This particular material has been chosen for the variety of possibilities that offer: it is inexpensive, easy to use and modify, and there are infinite types. It is a material that gives everyone the freedom to create exceptional and creative characters.
The technology used for the interazioni is an Arduino Nano Board placed on top of a mini breadboard.
The part of the building is organized by an app where you can not only follow the tutorial step by step, but also discover great stories of Egyptian women who are working in the STEAM field. These stories are important because they provide a model of inspiration to follow.
Tool base, created in collaboration with Marco Lurati.