Six students from the Amsterdam International Community School (AICS) are facing a big challenge joining the CanSat competition 2016. A CanSat is a simulation of a real satellite, integrated within the volume and shape of a soft drink can. The main goal is to build their own CanSat, that will be dropped down from a height of 2000 meters. The device will register data such as, air pressure, temperature, geo location, speed etc. This project will trigger them to be creative and invent some cool technology from scratch with a little help from their physics teacher.
To get prepared and launch this project, aFrogleap was at AICS to provide an Agile training by means of the ball point game. The ball point game is a nice tool to learn about scrum methodology in a playful way. At aFrogleap we work and have fun! We have also done this game to introduce our agile teams to scrum, and we think this is a great way to kick off a project and work agile.
"I think the training really helped to just nail down not only HOW we can run our project and operation, but also it gave us the 'kick in the ass' to start designing tasks and figuring things out." (physics teacher AICS).
The kids can go wild on this project! From using a 3D printer to create their own components to improving the type of parachute and adding other sensors to track real time data. It's an awesome project and we wish them all the luck!
As a result, the AICS rocket went to Portugal to compete in the ESA competition. And we got ourselves stuck to it! A proud frog rose up and felt that it could fly :).