A kit aimed at families but also supporting teachers and parents to engage children in Science Technology Engineering Art and Design and Maths - or STEAM for short.
Build your own personalised MP3/Internet radio from a kit. The main aim is to change attitudes to consumption and product obsolescence, whilst reducing E-Waste that is sent to Asia and Africa. Make use of redundant technology normally destined for developing countries. After the ‘Web Radio for Human Beings’, other ‘[products] for human beings will follow’, designed along the same principles. Inspired by Fairphone, but a different approach.
Learn about sustainability both in a local and global context – connecting children and young people, consumers and producers, across the world – through storytelling in virtual online groups. Lesson plans support the kit have explicit links with the United Nations global sustainable development goals (SDG). Pooling lessons and stories to share with and through children. Through a community of makers, also influencing schools and families, encouraging a mind-set of creating rather than consuming. Increasing awareness of the impact of our behaviour as consumers.
Used in Coding Clubs, Schools or just at home for fun and engagement. In school, to support ‘big topic’ term projects. Learning through the hands on build of your own MP3 Internet radio out of an open source computer, vintage radio or with your own casing. Following our simple step-by-step guide.
Here is a prototype of the kit which requires refinement:
https://2dom.github.io/the-radio/ [Web Radio for Human Beings]
The key to the commercial success of the kit is replicability and zero waste. Where the internals that cannot be salvaged, they are then further used within art:
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/558516791269261039/ [Turn electronic waste in to art]
The images below are of my radio are mostly in Museon One Planet Exhibition.