Tinkering Club (Idea Factory & Innovations) from the Department of Science
The Tinkering Club at Omega has been set up with an objective to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds and inculcate skills such as design mind-set, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc. Young children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand what, how and why aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
These objectives satisfy the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0 that aims to combine the physical and digital world across all disciplines and industries. Emerging breakthrough technology such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, Robotics, etc. are often considered the core of the fourth Industrial Revolution. The Club and its activities are facilitated by:
Senior Principal Mr.S.Bhavanishankar as Chairman
Science Faculty member Mr.Venkatasubramaniam as Innovation Coach
HOD for Science Dr. Amrita Saxena as ATL In-Charge
Tinkering club is associated with ATL, a work space where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode and learn innovation skills
The first phase of Atal Tinkering Labs brought India a step closer to the mission of Creating One Million Neoteric Child Innovators in India by 2020
257 schools across the country have been selected to establish an Atal Tinkering Lab. ATLs will be hubs of innovation where young minds will accelerate their ideas to solve unique local problems.
Omega’s Idea factory and Innovation space is best suited for students of Grades VI to XII where they are provided an opportunity to explore the following facilities:
P1 – Electronics Development, Robotics, Internet of Things, and Sensors
P2 – Rapid Prototyping Tools
P3 – Mechanical, Electrical, and Measurement tools
P4 – Power Supply, Accessories and Safety equipment
For the purposes of tinkering & innovating towards the objectives of the ATL, the Design Thinking process can be defined through five distinct stages: empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test.
The Innovation Club’s content is subdivided according to these modules:
Students get together to exhibit their innovative prototypes based on a theme.
ATL mentoring sessions
ATL Representatives or Mentors-of-Change, NITI Aayog Institute address students to accelerate the Atal tinkering laboratory’s Ideation and tinkering elements.
ATL Community Day
ATL Hands-on workshops for students