I wrote this up a year ago… would be interested in people’s feedback:
|Exploration and Extension||Ability to replicate project||Ability modify another project towards new application||Ability to combine multiple projects creating novel linkages to deliver solution||Ability to build a significantly novel solution on top of or leveraging existing efforts|
|Community||Understanding of available Internet resources for exploring tinkering options.||Use of multiple resources for building project||Contribution back to community of new extensions and inventions||Recognition within community as important contributor|
|Knowledge through failure||Comfort with basic troubleshooting||Project required major redirection or rework at some stage||Significant portion of project fails and student articulates clear lessons and plan if project were to be redone||Project failure analyzed and shared with others and solution delivered that demonstrates clear application of lessons learned.|
|Tools||Ability to name and use hand tools
|Ability to name and use power tools
_ Drills (hand/press)
_ Scroll Saw
|Ability to name and use computer based tools
_ Laser Cutter
_ 3D printer
_ Vinyl Cutter
_ CNC Mill
|Demonstration of knowledge of which tools to select when faced with building challenge.|
|Hardware||Ability to name and use basic hardware||Ability to name, use and source non-traditional hardware||Ability to research and identify optimal hardware to use for situation||Ability to design and build new hardware|
|Measurement||Ability to name and work with manual measurement tools _ Rulers
|Ability to name and work with digital measurement tools
_ Fn Generator
_ Power Supplies
|Ability to trouble shoot project using correct measurement tool|
|Component identification: Mechanical||Ability to name and identify mechanical components with basic understanding of underlying physics principles
(levers, cams, gears)
|Identification of mechanical components in novel settings or applications and use in simple applications.||Use of mechanical components in own solution demonstrating advanced understanding of physics principles.||Combination of components in own solution.
Ability to calculate or model underlying physics principles.
|Component identification: Electronic||Ability to name and identify electrical components
|Identification of electrical components in new settings or applications||Use of electrical components in own solution||Development of dedicated solution with user defined circuit board and logic|
|Electrical prototyping||Ability to program basic commands and projects on microprocessor||Ability to build solutions using basic inputs and outputs||Ability to build solutions using complex loops or logic|
|Programming||Basic linear program in object based programming language||Knowledge of loops or embedded logic.
Ability to read and create in text based languages.
|Comfort in multiple languages with advanced features||Ability to select proper language and approach for specific application|