We held a series of three Google Hangouts to discuss the project with local school kids.
March 7, 2013 – First Google Hangout
Santa Clara students from the Radiant House team had their first virtual meeting with Mr. Bedley’s fifth grade class. The team gave a tour of 2009’s Refract House and an introduction to 2013’s Radiant House!
April 18, 2013 – Google Hangout 2
Radiant House team members hosted a second Google Hangout with fifth graders from Plaza Vista School in Irvine, CA. This hangout focused on the electrical systems of the house, specifically the PV system. The electrical team leader, Maggie Jones, walked the kids through how photovoltaics work and how they will be used to power Radiant House.
May 23, 2013 – Google Hangout 3
For our third Google Hangout with the students at Plaza Vista school in Irvine, we brought in the controls team and played with the new Radiant House App.