Scrapyard Challenge


uncover the idea of how machines around us are put together and operate, yet learn about e-waste.



WeLearn, 2nd floor, Maneeya center

Date & Time
Friday 10 August 2018
From 09.00 - 16.00

What is this course?
Technologies are getting more obscure nowadays. We tend to ignore how stuff works and take them for granted. This course will help students uncover the idea of how machines around us are put together and operate, yet learn about e-waste.
We give students a bunch of discarded hardwares e.g., printers, computers, stereos, fans, air-conditioners, notebooks and let them tinker. Students are encouraged to destroy, disassemble, and take some parts to re-create some kind of moving mechanism. By the end of course, each student will get to present their creation to each other, instructors, and parents.

Who should join this course?
High schoolers who are interested in technologies and want to learn more about parts of electronics, to expand creativity, and to recycle unused electronics to come alive again.




Patrick is an industrial designer and maker who believes we can learn much better by getting our hands dirty and share what we learn to the world. After receiving a Bachelor of Industrial Design, Chulalongkorn University, he spent a few years struggling to find what was his purpose in life and finally discovered his true calling–to create and inspire people to make the world a better place. Patrick then spent the last 5 years sharing what he has learned from being a professional maker through “MeplusChannel” on Youtube. He also co-founded “MakerStation”, an online platform which aims to educate and inspire people to innovate better solutions for the world through maker-centered learning. 



Apon is a self-taught creative coder and a serial tech company co-founder. He received a B.A. in Industrial Design at Chulalongkorn University. With his extensive background in design and his love of technology, he then pursued his Master Degree in Design and Technology at Parsons, The New School, NYC. After graduating, Apon co-founded “Fastwork”, a largest online freelancing platform in SEA where he served as Chief Product Officer in charge of its products. His experience in both design and tech world has led him to education field; where he offers courses to university students like Design Fundamentals, Creative coding, UX/UI and even Physical Computing. Currently he holds a Chief Technology Officer position at “5Lab”, an uprising software agency providing online solution to SMEs.




09:00 - 09:45 Break the Ice + Course Introduction

09:45 - 10:00 Student Grouping (2-3 per group)

10:00 - 11:30 Deconstructing Session (disassemble)

11:30 - 12:00 Co-inspire Session: See what other groups found

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break

13:00 - 13:30 Brainstorming + Part Trading Session

13:30 - 15:00 Creating Session (Re-assemble)

15:00 - 16:00 Presentation + Feedback + Wrap-up