ATL COMMUNITY DAY
On the occasion of B.R Ambedkar’s Birth Anniversary we at DPS Atal Tinkering Lab celebrated ATL Community Day by fostering an environment of innovation and creativity in young minds . We invited 6 Schools over , which are as follows :
· Prince International
· Brightlands Girls Sr. Sec. School
· Indo Bharat International School
· My Own School
· S.B.I.O.A Public School
· Janta Girls Public School
Apart from these schools Shiksha Kendra and DPS Vidhyadharnagar as well were a part of the celebrations. So, DPS Jaipur Atal Tinkering lab was a host to 150 students from different Schools. Our Guest of Honour was Dr. R. P Gupta retired from CEERI, Pilani (National lab of CSIR) after 36 years R & D Electronics as Director Scientist. The program kick started after lamp lighting and shlok chanting. Followed by which was an inspiring speech by our Guest of Honor on Ideation.
A 40 minute training session was organized to introduce students to the basics of electronics. The total strength was divided into 10 at a table and were provided with boxes that comprised of
· Solderless Breadboard
· 9 v Battery
· Battery Cap
· IR Sensor
· Jumper wires
Considering the fact that these were non ATL/ non Robotics Schools, the training was done from a very basic level explaining all the components and how to use them correctly. Concepts of Circuits were also introduced.The excitement on children’s faces after successful completion of the circuits was a treat to the eyes.
Followed by the training session was a snacks break.
After which was the Prototyping session, Judge to which were Dr. R. P Gupta. In this Prototyping Session we challenged the participating Schools to find out one problem that the society is facing and come up with a possible solution to that problem. The theme was “Innovation for sustainable development of India”. And it was nothing but amazing to see children work with zest and zeal and coming up with brilliant innovations to the prevalent problems in the surroundings. Different Schools came up with different problems and unique in their own way solutions. Some came up with solutions to the problem of Garbage disposal and some pondered on the problem of increasing pollution. Time limit for prototyping was 20 minutes.The winner to this competition was Brightlands Girls Sr. Sec. School. The rest of schools were felicitated with Participation Certificates. On this note the ceremony came to an end and the Schools departed with a promise that they will be paying regular visits to our ATL.