Girl Power at the 3rd EDAG Girl´s MINT CAMP in Fulda
A number of potential future engineers aged 14 to 15 visited our Fulda facility to get some experience of various professions in the fields of Mathematics, Information technology, Natural sciences and Technology (MINT). The MINT Girls Camp Hessen enabled the girls to find out more about typical engineering equipment, and also provided plenty of opportunities to try things out for themselves and exercise their creativity.
The schoolgirls, who were given a crash course in vehicle development, each then constructed a miniature version of the EDAG Light Car. Including a USB charger to act as the vehicle's electronics system.
The newly constructed vehicle fleet and the shining eyes of the participants showed us that the girls had found it worthwhile to sacrifice a week of their school holidays.
In just five days, the girls were expected to complete the task of making a fully functioning, car-shaped lamp that would at the same time also serve as an iPhone charger.
Using the Catia drawing program, the girls first created a rough CAD model based on the EDAG Light Car, a concept car developed by the engineering team in Fulda.
Parallel to this, they also spent some time in the IT department experimenting with the programming language JAVA.
The preparatory stage involved producing a basic car body, so that on day two, the girls were able to put their manual skills to the test. Then came the drilling and grinding of the floor panel, and an individual registration number had to be machined. Day three was all about dexterity. Armed with sandpaper, they set about polishing their models and then applying several coats of paint.