- John Neibergal from Sherwood
HS (#bowmenfablab) brought computers with Rhino CAD, the
Roland vinyl cutter, printing and weeding supplies to our
school in April 2015. John and his program were
recipients of a CTE Revitalization grant to provide
equipment and trainings to schools like Arlington. the
unique delivery option allowed John to visit schools with
his RV and bring the training to the students and the
teacher. 8 hours well spent.
- the days started with RHINO
CAD basics then to some tricks and tools of the trade he had
learned. Students arranged to spend all day in the
- at that time we instituted
"Tribal Learning" environment where those who know how to
teach a skill share that with those around them.
"before you ask me, ask 3" and "who can show this person how
to do that?" were common behaviors observed in the
- the initial training
involved 8 students, but quickly increased to 20 or more as
word got out what we were doing in the HonkerTech FabLab
- the "business" concept
surrounding custom decals for our program quickly became our
mode of sustainability. wholesale/jobber/retail, cost of
labor and materials, and other business concepts became a
natural part of the conversation related to projects
completed that day.
- some products of that day
are shared to the right.. many more on personal social media
sites from the student designers and fabricators.
John Neibergal #bowmenfablab