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Measure Our Success or Failure

As i had several times conversation with our Client service and other members of group from the beginning, our biggest challenge was figure out the best solution for our NGO. In past pervious weeks we came up with one solution which we feel it is useful for our NGO, all is based on financial issue. As a production manager i believe our solution is one of the successful one for them, however the other two groups they have their own solution as well.

On the other hand, The most impact which we made for our client in my opinion is that, We try to connect our NGO with educational organisation such as university and library.

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Summery Of The Production Process

In the first place, with two other groups we came to the conclusion to use Prezi to make the video. Prezi is a cloud-based (SaaS) presentation software and storytelling tool which is used for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas. In the video, we have presented the problems and the solutions on robots. Every group had the responsibility to appoint a person to record their voice and provide the solution they have came up with. At the end, we edited and mixed the recorded voice with the presentation with Prezi and made the final version that was made into a video. You can see the 3 solutions we came up in the final version.

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Final Presentation Preperations

This week is the final week where we as a group were able to come up with a solid concept for the final video presentation. We were able to build on the idea of having an animated version of draw my life video. Along with the ‘Tiny Innovators’ our team ‘Found in Transition’ was able to collaborate and come up with a strong concept and output. It was an interesting journey as we saw how we progressed and were able to put our main idea of hosting workshops and raising funds across. We think we are successful in bringing the message across to our audience. We also have the final text and story board which we can base our video on. The video is coming along really well and we will be done soon.

During this week discussions and a good amount of collaboration along with the other Tiny House team took place. A productive skype call with Shorty our mentor in U.S.A Florida was held and we were able to show her the intro video and she approved it. Once our part of the video is completed we will merge the video with the other team and be able to combine both of them. Preparations for the final presentation are also taking place simultaneously.

As we are approaching the end of the module, we as a group feel that we’ve come a long way. Throughout the weeks we had our ups and downs, but they didn’t stop us on working and moving forward. We learned not only how to work as a group, but also how to listen and accept our cultural differences. This journey definitely has not been an easy one, but it made us stronger not only as a group but also as individuals.

This is a picture of our video in progress:

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Final Presentation Preperations

This week is the final week where we as a group were able to come up with a solid concept for the final video presentation. We were able to build on the idea of having an animated version of draw my life video. Along with the ‘Tiny Innovators’ our team ‘Found in Transition’ was able to collaborate and come up with a strong concept and output. It was an interesting journey as we saw how we progressed and were able to put our main idea of hosting workshops and raising funds across. We think we are successful in bringing the message across to our audience. We also have the final text and story board which we can base our video on. The video is coming along really well and we will be done soon.

During this week discussions and a good amount of collaboration along with the other Tiny House team took place. A productive skype call with Shorty our mentor in U.S.A Florida was held and we were able to show her the intro video and she approved it. Once our part of the video is completed we will merge the video with the other team and be able to combine both of them. Preparations for the final presentation are also taking place simultaneously.

As we are approaching the end of the module, we as a group feel that we’ve come a long way. Throughout the weeks we had our ups and downs, but they didn’t stop us on working and moving forward. We learned not only how to work as a group, but also how to listen and accept our cultural differences. This journey definitely has not been an easy one, but it made us stronger not only as a group but also as individuals.

This is a picture of our video in progress:

Screenshot

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Storyboard time!

Hello, dear readers!

Here’s a little update on the progress of our work. This past week we have been working on our final presentation. It is much less stressful now, compared to the beginning of this project – we all understand what we are doing and as the project is approaching the finish line, we are happy that we have a clear solution and a plan for the presentation. We are taking the team role divisions less strictly than our weekly guide suggests. We actually divide the tasks according to our skills and the amount of time each of us can dedicate each week (we respect if somebody in our team has other important matters to attend) and we help each other with the tasks.

As we let you know last week, we settled on proposing the Tiny House community to host workshops on their land to generate an income, with which to sustain them. This is the offer we are going to present to our NGO, and we have made a script and a storyboard to base our presentation on. I’m publishing the storyboard and a summary of our script to give you an idea of our presentation. The final video will consist of 2×2 min presentations of the ideas of both teams, plus an intro and a conclusion, which we are working on together with the Tiny Innovators. We are planning to present our idea in the “draw my life style”, by illustrating the narrator’s monologue on a whiteboard. Here’s an example: https://youtu.be/6yBBO8PzWFI?t=68

And here’s our storyboard:

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  1. The community is planning to buy collectively owned land. We suggest for them to use a 1/3 of that land to host a regular workshop on.
  2. There are several people in the community, who are experienced tiny house builders. They can use their already acquired skills to present in workshops.
  3. A lot of people locally are interested in the tiny house movement, but they have no idea how to start this lifestyle. The workshop can host presentations on mundane, but important matters, like how to store possessions, how to cook, etc.
  4. Attendants can be asked for a donation, a participation fee and/or an investment for the community, which would help make a profit. Catalogues can also be printed and sold.
  5. The community should spread the word locally via social platforms or local media (newspapers, magazines, TV)
  6. What do you do once you’ve built a tiny house? Our partner team – Tiny Innovators – have a pretty good suggestion for the tiny house community.

Sincerely,

Found in Transition 😉

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Storyboard time!

Hello, dear readers!

Here’s a little update on the progress of our work. This past week we have been working on our final presentation. It is much less stressful now, compared to the beginning of this project – we all understand what we are doing and as the project is approaching the finish line, we are happy that we have a clear solution and a plan for the presentation. We are taking the team role divisions less strictly than our weekly guide suggests. We actually divide the tasks according to our skills and the amount of time each of us can dedicate each week (we respect if somebody in our team has other important matters to attend) and we help each other with the tasks.

As we let you know last week, we settled on proposing the Tiny House community to host workshops on their land to generate an income, with which to sustain them. This is the offer we are going to present to our NGO, and we have made a script and a storyboard to base our presentation on. I’m publishing the storyboard and a summary of our script to give you an idea of our presentation. The final video will consist of 2×2 min presentations of the ideas of both teams, plus an intro and a conclusion, which we are working on together with the Tiny Innovators. We are planning to present our idea in the “draw my life style”, by illustrating the narrator’s monologue on a whiteboard. Here’s an example: https://youtu.be/6yBBO8PzWFI?t=68

And here’s our storyboard:

12169431_1053215488030691_95024671_o

  1. The community is planning to buy collectively owned land. We suggest for them to use a 1/3 of that land to host a regular workshop on.
  2. There are several people in the community, who are experienced tiny house builders. They can use their already acquired skills to present in workshops.
  3. A lot of people locally are interested in the tiny house movement, but they have no idea how to start this lifestyle. The workshop can host presentations on mundane, but important matters, like how to store possessions, how to cook, etc.
  4. Attendants can be asked for a donation, a participation fee and/or an investment for the community, which would help make a profit. Catalogues can also be printed and sold.
  5. The community should spread the word locally via social platforms or local media (newspapers, magazines, TV)
  6. What do you do once you’ve built a tiny house? Our partner team – Tiny Innovators – have a pretty good suggestion for the tiny house community.

Sincerely,

Found in Transition 😉

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Our Story Board

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Solutions!

Our NGO´s main challenge, as already mentioned in a previous post by Sander, is that the robot-kits for the children are too expensive. They cost around 350 USD, which in Mexico is even more than what a regular Mexican worker would earn in a month.

So how can we solve this financial struggle? We contacted one of the members of Robótica Educativa to give us some more detailed information about the quantity of roborts they need and what their desired price range is. During the interview, he told us that they will need 100 robots, each with a preferable maximum price of 100 USD.
Looking into this, making molds for the robots they need could be an option but after more research, the amount of 100 robots a year is way too small to be beneficial to produce a mold for the robots. Besides, the average price to create a mold costs about 1000 USD. We could not find any other way to make the robots cheaper.

Taking this into consideration, we put our thinking hats on again and looked at the problem from another angle. Robótica Educativa will need 35,000 USD a year for the robots so can we maybe help them to reach this amount of money instead of finding a way to create cheaper robots?papalote-museo-del-nino
We came with the idea of setting up a co-operation with the famous Mexican museum: El Papalote Museo del Niño. The Papalote museum is an interactive science museum for children. Their goal is to stimulate childrens curiosity and interest for experimenting and imagining through the use of dynamic and interactive rooms. I though it would be a great idea if Robótica Educativa could work together with the Papalote museum as they already have a LEGO workshop about
constructing the city of the future, which in my opinion, could be perfectly combined with the robots from Robótica.

So how would this help with the financial situation?
Firstly Robótica Educativa will enrich the museum by providing knowledge and attract more people to the museum. The museum will hire Robotica Educativa and pay them for their visit which will be part of the money to pay for the robots. Robótica Educative will build up an exposition 20 times a year there where children can follow a workshop and learn about robotics. With the income of the workshops Robótica Educativa should come close to the budget for the robots and maybe through donations they will have enough money to pay for the 100 robots.

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Video conference Robotica Educativa

The first of October we had a meeting with one of the volunteers of Robotica Educativa. Unfortunately the internet connection between Mexico and Holland let us down a little bit, but still we had some questions answered.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqp2sHab1V4

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