Karkhana has launched a space program focused on satellites and space exploration – running three separate space-themed classes this year alone. The goal of the program is to have Karkhana students build their own launch ready DIY picosatellites in the next 2 years. As part of Karkhana Space program K_Space, a DIY gathering and workshop for space exploration, is being held in Kathmandu, Nepal on October 20-29, 2016.
The objective of K_Space is to create a DIY Space exploration-focused open curriculum covering a range of subjects across maths, science, engineering, technology, and creative arts that schools across South and SouthEast Asia can implement. We will be hosting 20 participants from across the world, which will include educators, programmers, hackers, scientists, tinkerers, artists and anyone else with a keen interest in DIY Satellites and Space Exploration. We have participants representing Palestine, Cambodia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Nepal. Throughout the workshop, they will be given number of hackathon-style challenges to create the best solutions for Space education. The workshop is being used as a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration between creative professionals and technologists.
The workshop is supported by the Danish Center of Culture and Development (CKU), the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet), and the Center for Social Development Studies, Chulalongkorn University as part of their projects which fund short workshops focused on Science and Open hardware.
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