The Digital Arts Experience of White Plains, Westchester NY creates Mobile Classroom

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The Digital Arts Experience (DAE), a White Plains, Westchester-based learning center that provides after school and summer programs in creative technology, announced the launch of its first mobile computer lab.

The DAE team will be converting a Sprinter passenger vehicle into a mobile classroom, outfitting it with top of the line computers, a 3D printer and all essential technology to provide DAE classes off site.

“We have been providing quite a few offsite programs at schools and youth organizations over the past year, and we’ve recognized some issues that the mobile lab will resolve,” says Rob Kissner, president of The DAE.

The Mobile Classroom will accommodate up to 10 students plus an instructor. It's BlueTEC emission system system will produce zero odor.

The Mobile Classroom will accommodate up to 10 students plus an instructor. It’s BlueTEC emission system system will produce zero odor.

“We work with some schools and organizations that have limited technology resources or space and others that have top of the line computer labs. By bringing our mobile lab to the school, we are evening the playing field and providing a consistent, top level technology experience.

“Many organizations want to work with us, but cannot bring their students to White Plains,” Kissner added. “Our lab will provide the experience of being at The DAE but with convenience of being able to come to you.”

In addition, The DAE team has recognized that by taking students out of their normal school environment and into a cutting edge tech environment, students are more engaged and excited about what they are learning.

The vehicle chosen to create this lab is a Freightliner Sprinter due to its use of Mercedes Bluetec technology. In order to power the computers and  technology, the vehicle will have to idle while a class is being delivered, and Bluetec technology allows for zero odor and near zero emissions at idle.

Students in The Digital Arts Experience of Westchester, NY, watch example videos for their Film & Visual FX Class

Students in The Digital Arts Experience of Westchester, NY, watch example videos for their Film & Visual FX Class

As a result, the vehicle can be parked right outside a school, library, retirement community and other venues without creating offensive odors or harmful fumes.

The conversion of the vehicle will be completed by Ai Design in Tuckahoe, a high end vehicle customization shop, who will be custom building desks, installing lighting, power, and a number of other customizations to convert the vehicle into an effective classroom.

The classes range from local schools & youth organizations to private classes as well as parties at someone’s home. The mobile lab will be officially active starting in September.

The Digital Arts Experience works with many youth organizations in Westchester County. Pictured here are students from the Big Brother Big Sister program, checking out the 3D Printer.

The Digital Arts Experience works with many youth organizations in Westchester County. Pictured here are students from the Big Brother Big Sister program, checking out the 3D Printer.

 

To learn more or to book a private class, contact The DAE at info@TheDAE.com or by phone at (914) 644-8100.

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