On saturday i was guest and judge at ISB’s underwater rover competition. 10 students in four teams have competed against each other. This was the first time the students have build an underwater rover. It was remarkable to see how the students have approached this engineering challenge with their rovers ranging from very conventional designs to more advanced and experimental concepts. This event was meant to be the first step in a process that should one day let the students compete in inter-school challenges on international level. As so often, the most conventional (or you might say most tested) did perform best underwater.
I also learned that the ISB has already budgeted and is starting to build a facilities for a full featured Hackerspace for the students. “Makerspace” or “FabLab” is probably the better word for this in an education environment. Read this very interesting blogpost of the Head of the School, Bill Gerritz, who is planing this for a few years now. Having learned about what budget the school has earmarked for this i can say they are VERY serious about this and i’m sure the equipment of this space will be quite impressive.
Here are some pictures and videos from the event:
Flood platform shoes is not in Thailand, it’s Vietnam - probably one of the semi-regular short flash floods that happen in Hanoi. You can see from the advertising in the background “Tuyen Sinh” - “Seeking students”.