Compare CMEE4K and Fairchild TV Timeline Magazine: Engineering Class
First, watch this 10 min Youtube video (from Fairchild TV Timeline Magazine Jun 19, 2019: Engineering_class with English subtitle).
In this page, we use this term "ENGR_Class" to refer to that Engineering Class described in Fairchild TV program.
Note: The following is based on the observation from the Fairchild TV program.
Why we compare CMEE4K and ENGR_Class?
CMEE4K and ENGR_Class have so many things in common. It is easy to explain them with the comparison method.
|STEM club||Yes, both are STEM club, and both are concentrating in Computer, Robotic, and Electric Engineering.|
|> Computer||Both teaching computer programming languages. CMEE4K will covers Network concept, LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), and Email.|
|> Engineering||Both have robotic, build circuit with electronic components, and soldering.|
|> Common subjects||Study science, mathematics; apply and implement what they learned into their projects.|
|> Video Editing||Learn video editing techniques.||N/A, or not shown in the video.|
|> 3D Modelling
|Both clubs cover 3D modelling, 3D printer, and CNC (laser cutter).|
CMEE4K will use 3D Pen for free-hand modelling (more fun) and 3D scanner for more serious 3D modelling creation.
|Goals and Methods|
|AIM||Prepare kids and youths to study Computer Science and Engineering.|
CMEE4K also aims to inspire the members to develop a lifetime hobby.
|Approach||Self-learn, self-discover, self-correct method, and instructors only assist the members.|
|Lead||Instructors (volunteers) lead the first year.
Then, hopefully can switch to youth-led method.
|Instructors (volunteers) with industry connection.|
|Age Group||Grade 9 - 11||Primary and secondary school students.|
|# of members||15 - 20||In the video, it shows around 10 - 20 students.|
Members pay for their own material.
Members own and bring home all robots and kits.
|Look like, it is a NGO.|
Assuming: Government funding pays for the facility and material.
The students cannot bring the projects home.
|Equipments||Members bring their own computer, and all the small tools.
CMEE4K provides the equipment.
|In the video, the club provides everything.|
Assuming: government pays for all computers, material, equipment.
|Venue||Try to find a room (space) in City of Markham Community Center
Or, other community service organization.
|In the video, look like they have a permanent facility (classrooms with computers),|
and a fully equipped laboratory. Everyone is using a provided computer in the laboratory.
|One hour per week||Since it has permanent facility, and students doing everything in the laboratory,|
they may have 1-2 official meetings per week, and few hours lab time in the weekend.