ANNOUNCING UCD’S FIRST MAKER CHALLENGE

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ANNOUNCING UCD’S FIRST MAKER CHALLENGE
06/11/13

3D PRINTER HACKATHON

3D printing is set to revolutionise science, technology and the arts. You can be part of that revolution with the launch of the new Innovation Academy space for Innovators and Entrepreneurs at UCD.

We want our innovators to build the future so to celebrate the opening of our new purpose built space in the O’Brien Centre for Science we are offering you a unique opportunity to start building that future from the ground up.

On Friday 31st January 2014 we are setting the entire campus an innovation challenge – a 3D Hackathon where you will assemble and demonstrate your own 3D printer.

We are delighted that our new President Andrew Deeks along with Philip Moynagh, Intel will be officially opening our new space and will launch the competition. Philip spearheaded the creation of the Galileo development board – the first Intel board produced with the inscription ‘Designed in Ireland’ and will be inspiring all participants to take the lead in designing Ireland’s future!

We believe the only way to really understand this new 3D printer technology is to build it, break it, fix it and improve it with your own hands, so we’ll provide the parts – and you’ll provide the technical and creative spark of genius! And remember, teams that have fun get more done!

We hope you’ll join us for this truly memorable experience.

THE DEVIL IN THE DETAIL
Multidisciplinary teams must register in advance and have the following composition:

between 3 and 5 team members
at least one team member with a background in science/engineering/maths
at least one team member with a background in arts/humanities/business/law

In the event that more than 40 teams apply, teams with greater diversity will be given preference. Teams will be notified of their acceptance by the 20th December 2013. There will be a prize for the first team to print and for the most impressive printed structure within the two day event.

After the event all 3D printers must remain within UCD, but fully operational printers can be located in the School or Unit of one of the team members provided that all team members agree on the location and have the agreement of their Head of School/Unit.

DATE – FRIDAY 31ST OF JAN 09.00 AM – SATURDAY 1ST FEB – 18.00 PM

David NevinANNOUNCING UCD’S FIRST MAKER CHALLENGE