The Soddy Daisy Middle School Volkswagen eLab is in a public middle school in Soddy Daisy, TN. We are one of 16 labs within Hamilton County Tennessee funded by Volkswagen Chattanooga and the State of Tennessee. Within our school walls our lab facilitates problem based learning through all courses including extracurricular activities. Our innovation team works with teachers to create project / problem based learning units to engage students in design thinking and facilitate true learning of content in the classroom. Outside of the walls of our school our lab is open to the community with students from other schools attending as well as our business partners and parents working in the lab with our students. Out lab includes state of the art digital fabrication equipment like micro-computing, 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutter and heat press, mini CNC routing, and other fabrication tools such as small woodworking and sewing. Our lab is focused on bringing design thinking, real world problem solving, and engaging hands on learning to our school and community.
This is the general thread for discussing the lab; the thread is also visible on its page at https://www.fablabs.io/labs/soddydaisymiddleschool