Digital Do-It-Yourself (DiDIY) in the context of education is the activity of building or customizing physical or digital objects and media contents using digital tools, empowering the pupils toward a self-paced educational experience.
This project was conducted in two schools by the P2P Lab (a research hub focusing on open source technology and the commons) in the city of Ioannina, Greece. Students experimented with 3D design and created objects with features that would enable blind people to use them. Then using an open source 3D printer the odjects were manufactured. The designs were also made available under creative commons licenses.
Links to the blog of the project and the relevant academic article may be found on the website of the P2P Lab.
In this blog post, we’d like to show our preliminary reflections on the opportunity provided by the analysis of the current trend of digital fabrication-based DIY – or simply of digital DIY – for a better understanding of the acquisition and development of key competences for the next century citizens and workers.