January 22, 2018

SmartShape Team Members Conduct a "Make Your Own Lightsaber" Design and Engineering Workshop for Cleveland STEP Students

SmartShape designers Pete Whitworth and Sara Kurr and SmartShape engineer Greg Weisberg recently led Cleveland Student Technical Enrichment Program (STEP) students through an interactive workshop to design and build prototype lightsabers — just like those of Star Wars Jedis!

The workshop, held at the Global Center for Health Innovation, comprised of a sequence of activities developed to make the students design strongly from a user's perspective, keeping key characteristics like hand placement, hand size, and height of the user top of mind as they designed.

The workshop was part of Cleveland STEP's community outreach event series. Learn more and see photos from the day here.