GUWAHATI: To provide an insight into means of innovating skills, with the backdrop of skills fast becoming a pre-requisite for the future generation and the backbone of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Army Public School Shillong hosted a three-day ‘Rapid Prototyping Camp’ (RPC) from October 25 to 27.
It was held under the aegis of ‘Making Tomorrow for Innovation Generation Programme’, co-funded by NCSTC, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and INTEL with Indo-US Science and Technology Forum supported by NITI Aayog – Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).
Altogether 35 schools from across the North Eastern Region participated in the camp so as to make the youth skilled on creating indigenous technology-based solutions for local communities. The vision was to nurture and develop an ‘Innovation Ecosystem’ in the country, stated a release.
The occasion was graced by L Lyngdoh (Deputy Director, School Education and Literacy, Government of Meghalaya), R Varadarajan (Controller, Indo-U.S Science and Technology Forum) and Rajeevan P. (Principal, Army Public School Shillong). In the camp, students were introduced to local makers and volunteers for post RPC Sessions. They were acquainted with the ‘Makers Share Platform’ as ‘Know-How’ to submit and share projects.
The aim of the camp was to create a tinkering environment in schools through the introduction of concepts like the Internet and artificial intelligence. Knowledge of the basics of electronics like the use of sensors, resistors and circuits were also discussed.
The final day included sessions on imparting knowledge of transforming robots using Origami Robots to the participants. The camp came to a close with a valedictory session attended by officials from INTEL, NITI Aayog, Department of Science and Technology and the Local Education Department. Altogether the programme was an eye-opener to the easy and fun ways of learning.