Our i-Hub is an intimate, interactive workspace, where we use 3D printers, Virtual Reality, robotics, electronics, and multimedia equipment to support learning across many subject areas. Our students demonstrate a remarkable aptitude for using technology to let their imagination and creativity shine.
Media Arts students use Tinkercad to design objects (anything from a finger skateboard or movie tribute sculpture to a miniature Toronto skyline) and realize their ideas with 3D printing. Another student used VR to recreate his bedroom, and set up music that responded to participant locations as they toured the virtual space!
In Visual Arts, students explored a Magical, Mythical, Miniature Monsters unit. After sketching their ideas, they sculpted their creations using Sculptris and gave their visions form through 3D printing.
Science and Mathematics
Grade 12 Chemistry students gain a deeper understanding of quantum atom models, orbital hybridization, and chemical bonding by creating 3D models of various atoms and molecules. Touching the intangible offers a unique perspective that goes beyond a textbook!
In Mathematics, Grade 9 students learn about two- and three-dimensional coordinate systems by designing and printing 3D geometric solids. Grade 12 Calculus students use Calcflow on the Virtual Reality station to interact with complex course concepts.
Grade 10 Computer Technology students create and program circuits with Arduino. They can also experiment with Raspberry Pi, a credit card-sized computer.
In our 3D Design and Printing Club, students use industry-level software to manufacture and assemble their own products. For those who intend to pursue a university degree in engineering, architecture or industrial design, this is a chance to bring ideas to life while learning hands-on skills that can benefit an array of future careers.
Our i-Hub is a place where visionary thoughts become reality. Having this technology at our fingertips allows access to all aspects of design, technology, and innovation!