Solar Lighting Project

SoLed is a design-it-yourself solar powered LED lamp kit that enhances a child's learning experience through a hands-on interdisciplinary curriculum fusing design methodology with renewable energy. Our objectives are:

  1. Teach the design process
  2. Teach analytical & critical thinking skills through ind. presentations and group critiques
  3. Introduce sustainability concepts of material science and renewable energy
  4. Introduce structure, form, and function concepts
  5. Teach the universal concept of prob. solving using brainstorming, prototyping, & critiquing
  6. Teach use of relevant tools
  7. Intro. design as a tool for social change & how our actions affect our comm. locally & globally
  8. Inspire young minds to be future innovators and conscientious thinkers
  9. Engage students in their education
  10. Promote higher education in the classroom

A Work In Progress In Fall of 2008, iDo mentors Yara Afshar, Alexia Chimenti, Aubrey Kraft, Taylor Fitzgerold & Jennifer Cheung begun work on the curriculum development of the SoLed Project-scheduled to enter San Francisco classrooms in the Fall of 2009. To the right is a prototype of a possible design solution. Please stay tuned for future developments.

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