Upper School students in Matt Zigler's Making for Social Good course designed two functional devices that allow a new parent in a wheelchair to push their child in a stroller. One of the solutions used a product called Maker Pipe which quickly builds strong structures out of metal made by Evan Beach '24, Benjamin Gordon '22, Jewel Walker '24, and Aidan McDuffie '22.
After sharing the project on social media Dave Schlitter, founder of Maker Pipe, reached out and interviewed Mr. Zigler, BITlab coordinator; and students Benjamin and Evan to talk about the inspirational project — including how they went about planning, designing, and building it.
Watch the interview
It is a really great story and they did an amazing job with it. Dave Schlitter, Founder of Maker Pipe
We are so proud of our students for their hard work and dedication to meet this design challenge! Watch their design in action!
More details about this project is scheduled to be published in the upcoming Spring/Summer 2021 issue of Bullis Magazine.
In this course students will make a valuable, positive, and concrete contribution to a community by utilizing the design thinking process and making skills. Students will develop and implement empathy, a key element of the design thinking process, to address a need within a community (local, regional, or global) rather than a personal need or desire. Students will use the tools of the BITlab to make a product or service that can positively affect the lives of others, will understand the impact they can have on the world, and learn the skills necessary to act upon that knowledge.
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