The Sierra STEM Collaborative supported a week-long City of Roseville summer camp (June 24-28) called “Disassemble it! Explore it! Rebuild it!” Christian Kinsey, Career Technical Education teacher at Colfax High School, was the instructor. There were 25 children in the class. The class was held at the City of Roseville Utility Exploration Center.
The kids built an amp that could be used with their MP3 players. The AMP project was developed by Kinsey and Colfax High School teachers. Instead of using the cardboard tube for the speaker case, they spent the first day rifling through a pile of e-waste, taking things apart. Then they used the components from monitors, scanners, and computer and re-purposed them as the case for the amp . One student even brought in an old TV (with his parents’ permission) to dissemble and re-purpose. Participants were very creative, further customizing the project by adding a solar panel (purchased by parents) and creating a five-speaker amp.