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Starting a Maker Club

Blog A reflection on the past two months spent developing a Maker Club at SMD Boarding School in Kathmandu. How we chose the club name and logo, defined membership, and trained student leaders. Read More ›

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Activity 7 - Conductivity and Breadboards

Blog Testing the conductivity of different materials and looking under the hood of a solderless breadboard. Read More ›

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Activity 6 - Open Building Session

Blog Students work in teams to build a circuit from any of the parts they've seen so far, and we do a coarse evaluation of the learning outcomes. Read More ›

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Activity 5 - Parallel and Series Connections

Blog Registering the official members of the Himalayan Makers Guild, and using parallel and series electrical connections to control an LED and a buzzer. Read More ›

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Activity 4 - Analog v.s. Digital

Blog Exploring analog electronics by controlling the speed of a motor. Read More ›

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Activity 2 and 3 - Introduction to Programming with Arduino

Blog Students write a program to control their LED light circuits. Read More ›

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Activity 1 - Building an LED Light Circuit

Blog A hands on introduction to electricity and circuit building. Read More ›

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Arrival in Kathmandu

Blog First impressions, and scheduling the first activity. Read More ›

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Getting Started

Making it a reality: proposal writing, making contacts, gathering resources. Read More ›

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A Little Background...

How I decided to teach programming and electronics at SMD school in Kathmandu. Read More ›