Students from city to use electronic equipment to make Diwali display

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Pune: By using simple LED lights, electronic components and batteries, students of Std V to X will try their hand at assembling electronic components which will display ‘Happy Diwali’.

Pune: By using simple LED lights, electronic components and batteries, students of Std V to X will try their hand at assembling electronic components which will display ‘Happy Diwali’.

An electronic display workshop will be organised by Muktangan Exploratory Science Centre at Kothrud, in the premises of Paranjape Vidya Mandir, on October 13 from 2 to 6 pm, and on October 14 from 2 to 7 pm at Senapati Bapat (SB) Road, the main centre of Muktangan Exploratory Science Centre, and also at Nigdi, in the premises of Dnyan Prabodhini Navanagar Vidyalaya. The fees for this workshop is Rs 1,400.

Students, in this workshop, will assemble the electronic components provided to them by the centre themselves, and it will be done under the surveillance of teachers. Vrishali Sardeshmukh, Electronic Lab Teacher of the centre at Kothrud, said, “At this centre, students from Std VII to X will  prepare the electronic display which will flash ‘HAPPY DIWALI’. We will teach them the science and functionality of electronic components. A kit will be provided to them, which will include the display board, LED lights, wires, sensor, battery, drive circuit, electronic components and a plastic box to mount it.”

Sardeshmukh added, “While electronics as a subject is not included in the curriculum of secondary education, most of the students, right from Std VI to VIII, are more interested in these kinds of workshops, which are not a part of their syllabus. Students of Std XI and X get busy with tuitions and their studies are given first priority over these workshops.

Vedvati Katkar, centre coordinator at Nigdi, said, “Students from Std V to X will be working with electronic devices at Nigdi and SB road centre. The kit will work only on six volts and there is no harm even if they do it at home. The display feature will also have sound triggered flickering and it could be reused and stored anywhere.”

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