With global registrations for the make:able contest now exceeding 14,000 the finalists prize pools have been announced. For those unfamiliar with make:able, it is a 3D printing and assistive technology design challenge for students, developed in collaboration with the PrintLab teacher resource platform and Autodesk maker of CAD software including TinkerCad. The competition brief is to design and make a product or prototype that improves the day-to-day life of someone who struggles with mobility in their hands.
Relevant prize categories are below
|Category||Age Group – Under 13 years||Age Group – 13 to 18 years|
|Best inspirational story||1 x EinScan-SE 3D scanner||1 x EinScan-SE 3D scanner|
|Best use of 3D printing||1 x Ultimaker 2 Go 3D printer||1 x CraftBot Plus Pro 3D printer|
|Best use of Autodesk software||Final model printed on an industrial 3D printer||Final model printed on an industrial 3D printer|
|Best showcase of iterative design||5 x Reels Filamentive PLA||5 x Reels Filamentive PLA|