Tuesday, May 24, 2016

From the classroom


Headphone stand, slips on over the edge of the table. Also has a place for a cord. #studentwork #studentdesign #designtech #3dprint #3dprinting by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1TJwX0k

From the classroom


Passive speaker model 2, student designed #3dprint #studentwork #designtech #design #audio by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1qGE3XH

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

From the classroom


Student designed, 3d printed passive audio amplifier for his iPhone. #designtech #designcycle #3dprint #123ddesign #fabed #3ddesign #studentwork by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/24ZdZ9X

Saturday, May 14, 2016

From the classroom


Google Educator Group event in Yoyogi Park on a Saturday afternoon. Creating 360 photospheres and 360 videos to post to Google Maps and use with Google Cardboard. #GEG #education #teachers #Tokyo #Japan by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1XbdiHT

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

From the classroom


#shopbot running a #studentproject for a bat rack for the softball team. #realneed #useful #designtech #design by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1ZAahjg

Friday, April 22, 2016

From the classroom


Success in today's #jascd25 #TIOM #etextiles workshop. Blinking led lights w #gemma board - one hour session. #circuits #designtech #edtech by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1NoOJoF

From the classroom


Design Cutter workshop at #jascd25 #TIOM . I love pop up paper cutting! #tokyo #japan #designtech by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1SC7kQA

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

From the classroom


#Makergear making . . . gears . . for a #steampunk clock. #3dprint #3d #designtech #makered by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/23VDbgU

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

From the classroom


White #pla and natural #abs filaments. Kids used #shapeshifter for their creations. Yay #autodesk! #3dprint #3d #3dprinting #makergear #designtech #designfab by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1SePQJQ

Thursday, April 7, 2016

From the classroom


#Othermill cutting 20gauge copper. Metals students have a new tool to work with! #diy #maker #makered #jewelery #designtech #art #cnc #router by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1Si0AAI

From the classroom


Today we pushed the boundaries of what will print without supports. #3dprint #3d #makergear #makered #3dprinting #pla #shapeshifter #success #smallvictories by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1S4rgeo

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

From the classroom


Today's successes. #3d #3dprint #3dprinting #shapeshifter #makergear #designtech by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1oxuZmX

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

From the classroom


#isometric #drawing exercises in #design class. #3d communication of ideas supported by #basic #skills . #designtech #designer by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1WGBCPM

Friday, March 18, 2016

From the classroom


#centriphone #3dprint in progress. 3hrs in, 3ish left to go. #patience #designtech #3d #3dprinting by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1WvbWFw

Thursday, March 17, 2016

From the classroom


Next up, one #centriphone #3dprint on the #makergearv4 . Taking the senior #video to the next level! #designtech #makered by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1R278qX

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

From the classroom


Intel #edison board, #grove #sensors with plug and play ease. #arduino #code and #blynk library and app. A great afternoon workshop! #professionallearning #teacher by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/253TwSf

Monday, March 14, 2016

From the classroom


#raster #engrave success! 100/30 on speed/power, 75watt . #lasercut #cardboard #iteration revision after #feedback #studentwork by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1UcFQR5

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

From the classroom


#feedback trials today. #laptopstand #ergonomic folded from one sheet of #cardboard , folds flat for portability. #studentwork #designthinking #design #lasercut by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1QG6v6t

From the classroom


#standingdesk adjustable angle w storage option, sits on avg table height. #design #studentwork #cardboard #lasercut #feedback #designthinking #designcycle by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1QL58Qs

Monday, March 7, 2016

From the classroom


Akie Abe spoke to students, parents, and other attendees at the 2016 Women In Japan Conference. #wij2016 #studentrun #womensday by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1W54ot4

Thursday, March 3, 2016

From the classroom


#lasercut #plywood bowl. #makered #example #inspiration #make by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/21LOB5R

From the classroom


#laptopstand team 2. Angle a little steep, but screen at eye level. #ergonomic #challenge #lasercut #cardboard #studentwork #designtechnology #designtech #design by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1OSRzMF

From the classroom


#testing out the first #iteration of the sit on the floor #laptopstand #lasercut in #cardboard . #success ! #design #designtech #2d3d #feedback #userneeds #prototype #studentwork #student by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1QV9Kc3

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

From the classroom


#makergear 2 have arrived! 2 more- we love the ones we have. #3d #3dprinting #designtechnology #designtech by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1T9szsc

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

From the classroom


I actually had prep time today and made some more examples to show the kids tomorrow. #flexible #acrylic #parametric #kerf #laser #lasercutting #designtechnology #designtech by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1RFI5ZG

From the classroom


#parametric #kerf in #acrylic is #flexible too! #bend #lasercutting #laser #designtechnology #designtech by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1RlOFlj

From the classroom


Cut examples of parametric kerfs to enable 3mm plywood to bend. Thanks to fequalsif.com for the file via #instructibles . #laser #lasercutting #wood #parametric #ai by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1oLotJS

Monday, February 29, 2016

From the classroom


First files on the #lasercutter this semester. #cardboard #prototype #studentwork #classroom #projectbased #designtech #design #laser by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1UvwYFp

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Fall Semester 2015-16

It's been a busy semester! Here are some of the things that we did in the design classroom first semester this year.  Just about all of the photos are from a grade 9 Design & Fabrication course - intro level, survey of a little of everything, just the basics. More to come from second semester!

Fab Learn Asia 2015

Fab Lab Kamakura co-founder, and Fab Learn Asia organizer, Youka Watanabe
I participated in Fab Learn Asia 2015 this December, presenting about our school program on Saturday, and on Sunday leading a workshop using the laser cutter and then also participating in the panel discussion at the end of the conference.  The conference itself was well attended, and included primarily people from Japan, but also from around the world, from various educational institutions, teachers and student presenters, fab labs, fab cafes, and industry leaders who shared expertise about their tools.  The workshops were kept primarily hands on and in the maker/fab lab spirit.   
Dr. Hiro Tanaka, co-founder of FabLab Kamakura, Keio University faculty
My presentation on Saturday
Arduino basic LED session
More Arduino basics in a workshop

STEM Study Night at Fab Cafe Shibuya

Takehiro Hagiwara (MESH), Aki Kawana (Loftwork), Youka Watanabe (FabLab Kamakura), me!, Matt Krebs (anthropologist), Clint Hamada (Yokohama International School)

I was excited to be asked to participate in the presentations and panel discussion for the STEM Study Night at the Fab Cafe in Shibuya in December.  I shared an overview of our K-12 design program and its use of Design Thinking, and participated in the panel discussion Q&A at the end of the session.  

The evening was well attended, with presentations and the following format: 
Moderator: Youka Watanabe 19: 00 - 7:05 p.m. Youka Watanabe Introduction 19:00 - 19:10 Daisuke Okabe: The Idea of STEM 19:15 - 19:30 
Matt Krebs: FabLabs x Cultural Anthropology in Japan 19:30 - 19:45 
Sarah Sutter: Case Study - The American School in Japan 19:45 - 20:00 
Clint Hamada: Case Study - Yokohama International School 20:15 - 20:30
Bradley Hayes: Case Study - The British School in Tokyo 20: 30 - 8:45 p.m. 
Takehiro Hagiwara: MESH 20:45 - 21:00
Aki Kawana:? What's Creativity 21:00 - 21:30 
Panel Session

 Check out the link to the program with bios of all the presenters. This was one of several preliminary events leading up to the Fab Learn Asia conference later in December, held in Yokohama. More on that to follow!

New CAD Center Space to teach in!

In August I returned to school, with the new Creative Arts Design Center finished and open! As with any new space, we scrambled to make it student-ready by the first day(s) of school, including new shelving for storage, custom tables, chairs, last minute orders of materials, and unpacking the things that had arrived already. The second floor of this marvelous building houses the design spaces, two dedicated middle school rooms, one flexible ms/hs room, one hs design studio, a robotics / programming room, and one room for elementary teachers to bring their students to for specific projects.  There is also a flexible "plaza" for additional collaborative work, presentations, or even concerts - the strings room is also on this floor!  Here are a few of the shots of the space from early on in the term.