title: Data collection for Digital Social Innovation
description: STEAM Week
Autors: Xavier Dominguez, Santi Fuentemilla, Oliver
###### categories: `Digital Fabrication` `Social Innovation` `Entrepenurial skills`
###### tags: `FLU` `Future Learning Unit` `Fab Lab Barcelona`
# Data collection for Digital Social Innovation
Hands on distributed learning activity with the objective to undertand the proces, tools and framework for prototyping iot learning projects with steAm education and learning by doing methodology.
We will accompany and train the trainers so they can learn and develop key digital skills and competencies and facilitate the transtion to educational communities to become digital social innovators who respond to the challenges posed by Sustainable Development Goals (ODS 11, Cities and soustainables communities)
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* 17:30 h - Welcome + Introduction
* 17:40 h - Applications (Iot tools and methods)
* 17:50 h - Instructional
* Coding and design a prototype
* Data collection and visualization
* 18:30 h - Reflection (how will be used in a formal or informal education?)
* 19:00 h - Closing
* 19:00 h - Extra time
## To do before we start: Links and resources
1. Register at https://appinventor.mit.edu/. We'll use this online tool to design, code and prototype an app.
2. Download MIT AI2 Companion application to your Android device . You can find it in the Play Store
3. Download these 2 MiT App Inventor extensions:
[Sound Level extension](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zsXg5OXODRPmIBTfz3QxMWsY_RYLEOJu/view?usp=sharing)
4. Also some interesting links:
- Setup a Raspberry Pi for IoT : https://gitlab.com/fablabbcn-projects/learning/multinetworking/-/tree/master/remote + https://gist.github.com/xoseperez/e23334910fb45b0424b35c422760cb87#file-rpi3_iot_server-md ( from Xose Pérez )
- How to connect a CNC to Internet with a Raspberry Pi : https://gitlab.com/fablabbcn-projects/learning/the-cnc-by-the-sea/-/tree/master
- About MQTT -The Standard of IoT Messaging : https://mqtt.org/
- Node-RED is a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. More information: https://nodered.org/
## Materials needed
* Android phone
## Key Concepts
1. **Digital Social Innovation (DSI)**
* Digital technologies to tackle social challenges in areas ranging from healthcare and education to democracy and the environment.
* DSI aims to:
- reorient technology to social ends, and to harness it to improve lives and benefit the many rather than the few;
- empower citizens to take more control over their lives, and to use their collective knowledge and skills to positive effect;
- make government more accountable and transparent;
- foster and promote alternatives to the dominant technological and business models — alternatives which are open and collaborative rather than closed and competitive;
- **use technology to create a more environmentally sustainable society.**
* Related links:
- [Making-Sense: Tools, Guides, Resources for communities](http://making-sense.eu/)
2. **Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)**
The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
* Related links:
- [11 Sustainable Cities and Communities](https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/cities/)
3. **Noise Pollution**
Noise pollution is generally defined as regular exposure to elevated sound levels that may lead to adverse effects in humans or other living organisms. According to the World Health Organization, sound levels less than 70 dB are not damaging to living organisms, regardless of how long or consistent the exposure is. Exposure for more than 8 hours to constant noise beyond 85 dB may be hazardous. If you work for 8 hours daily in close proximity to a busy road or highway, you are very likely exposed to traffic noise pollution around 85dB.
* Related links:
4. **Internet Of Things**
* The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the network of physical objects—“things”—that are embedded with **sensors**, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet.
**5. Node-RED and MQTT**
- [Node-RED](https://nodered.org/) is a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services.
- [MQTT](mqtt.org) The Standard for IoT Messaging
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## Community tool
[Join us in Discord #SteamWeek Channel](https://discord.com/invite/wREQk9)
### Santi Fuentemilla
Master degree in Architecture from the University of La Salle (Universitat Ramon Llull), Spain. In 2012 he graduated from the Fab Academy, an intensive 6-month digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping program led by Neil Gershenfeld at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA). He is currently doing the PHD in digital manufacturing processes at the EGA UPC (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya). As a professional architect, Santi has worked in several architecture companies carrying out projects at an international level for more than 10 years. Since 2013 he is part of the Fab Lab BCN team (https://fablabbcn.org), he is the coordinator of the Future Learning Unit (FLU), the unit focused on the design, implementation and coordination of active learning experiences with digital manufacturing tools for community. FLU (https://twitter.com/futurelearningu) designs and promotes educational, innovation and entrepreneurship projects such as AmbMakers (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ambmakers), POPUPLAB “Digital Fabrication Everywhere” (https://fablabbcn.org/popup_fab_lab.html), FABKIDS (http://kids.fablabbcn.org/), CROCOPOI (https://crocopoi.com/). FLU participates in European research projects such as DO IT (https://www.doit-europe.net/) or DSISCALE (https://digitalsocial.eu/about-the-project) and PHALABS 4.0 (http: // www. .phablabs.eu /). Since 2014 he is Fab Guru of the global academic program Fabacademy (http://fabacademy.org/) and since 2017 he is a professor of the Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF) (https://iaac.net/educational-programmes/master- design-emergent-futures /) organized by IAAC.
### Xavier Dominguez
Fab Lab Barcelona. Future Learning Unit Action Researcher. Fab Academy and Master in Design for Emergent Futures Faculty.
Xavier has a Multimedia Engineering Degree from the University of La Salle Universitat Ramon LLull, Spain and since 2016 is Fab Academy Graduated, a digital fabrication and rapid prototyping course directed by Neil Gershenfeld at MIT’s Center For Bits and Atoms (CBA).
Xavier is current maker education researcher and faculty at the Future Learning Unit. It is the Fab Lab Barcelona research group focused on the development of Creativity in international Educational Ecosystems. We research, design, implement and coordinate actions through creativity, experimentation, digital fabrication and coding under the concept of learning ecology.
Also he is involved in multiple EU funded research projects as DO IT, on entrepreneurship and social innovation for young people, PHALABS 4.0 that unites the photonic research and its practical application in the Fab Lab or POP-MACHINA that aims to demonstrate the power and potential of the maker movement and the collaborative production for the circular economy of the European Union.
### Oliver Juggins
Oliver Juggins graduated in Architecture from the University of Cambridge (2014) and has worked at a number of architecture and design studios based in the UK and internationally. In 2018 he participated in the first edition of the Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF) programme held at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and ELISAVA School of Design & Engineering, in collaboration with the Fab Lab Barcelona. His final master project ‘The Puerta Project’ was within the AI literacy research space and worked towards developing a methodology to bring machine learning to the classroom environment. He carried out the project in collaboration with the Fab Lab Barcelona’s Future Learning Unit (FLU) which is the unit focused on the design, implementation and coordination of active learning experiences with digital manufacturing tools for the Community. He is currently working in the Fab Lab Barcelona as a Distributed Learning Researcher as part of the FLU team, where he is working on multiple EU funded research projects exploring methodologies for online and hybrid learning environments.