The STEAMLabs community makerspace teamed up with a grade 6 class from Vocal Music Academy, a public elementary school in downtown Toronto, to create a working model of the Ontario Power System. It pulls XML files and displays the live power generation mix from renewable and other sources on a 3D printed display on RGB LED strips. Arduino coding on a Spark Core provides the brains.
STEAMLabs is currently crowd-funding a new makerspace in Toronto. They’re almost there, a few hundred dollars short of their target, with a couple of days to go. Help them help kids and adults make amazing things! When Hackaday visited Toronto recently, [Andy Forest] dropped in to show off this project. Projects like these which let kids become creators of technology, rather than mere consumers, is one of the best ways to get them hooked to hacking from an early age.
8 thoughts on “School Kids Build Ontario Power Generation System Model”
I see power consumption and zero generation.
So it is an exact model of Ontario Power Generation Organization !
Wins the internet for the day!
I can’t find a good reason to dislike this article. It’s somewhat boring and not really the caliber of some readers, but I guess this is somewhat relevant to hacking. Somewhat.
Mate its about a makerspace teaming up with a local school to do some practical work and teaching while they are at it. Whats not to like?
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