Atal Tinkering Laboratory
‘Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) including Self-Employment and Talent Utilization (SETU)’ is Government of India’s endeavour to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Its objective is to serve as a platform for promotion of world-class Innovation Hubs, Grand Challenges, Start-up businesses and other self-employment activities, particularly in technology driven areas.
With a vision to ‘Cultivate one Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’, Atal Innovation Mission is establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across India. ATL is a work space where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode; and learn innovation skills. Young children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). ATL would contain educational and learning ‘do it yourself’ kits and equipment on – science, electronics, robotics, open source microcontroller boards, sensors and 3D printers and computers. Other desirable facilities include meeting rooms and video conferencing facility.
Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) in Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Swami Shivananda Hr Sec School was inaugurated on 7th February 2019 by Srimat Swami Tanmayanandaji Maharaj, a senior Monk of the Ramakrishna Order in the august presence of Swami Garishthananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore. Monastic members, Staff members and students attended the inauguration ceremony followed by a demonstration of Robotics and IoT based projects by the students.
The basic objective of ATL is to provide a work space for school students to apply their minds in understanding the technology behind the stuff they are already using in this tech-savvy world.
Most of the students of our school come from a background where they do not get the required exposure to equip themselves with knowledge to deal with the latest trends in technology. ATL will give them that necessary exposure in such a way that the students will not only learn but also relish what they learn. Students from std. 6th to 12th will be given access to the Lab under the guidance of mentors and trainers.
Our ATL consists of three rooms out of which one room will be utilised as conference room and to impart basic knowledge about STEM. The other two rooms will be used for hands-on training.
Over a period of time we look forward to produce some young innovators, hence contributing to the development of our Nation.
TinkerFest – 2019