Calling All Engineering Students

Calling All Engineering Students

Publishing Date: 11/13/2017 12:00 AM


We all know we live in a water scarce country. We just need to look at the dire situa6on in the Western Cape to realize the urgency of the situa6on. This is your chance to help solve the problem!

Prototypes are increasingly being used during product development. Use addi6ve manufacturing to test your design! Enter our 3D Design Challenge at Rosa Parks Library and Innova6on Studio in Soweto, an American Space operated by the U.S. Embassy.

Our challenge to you is this … design a water-saving solu6on for the average South African household to reduce water consump6on or to reuse water at home, without nega6vely affec6ng day-to-day household life.

We have the CAD tools in our Innova6on Studio that will allow you to take advantage of the latest 3D prin6ng and addi6ve manufacturing techniques for your device or component. We will also make available the exper6se in our studio to help you prepare and output your prototype models to our 3D printers.

Maybe you have an idea for a new kind of filter, shower-head or aerator. Maybe you have an idea for a design that nobody else has thought about. This is your chance!

You will retain all intellectual property rights for your design!

We will also run a facilitated MOOC Camp (Massively Open Online Course) on how to navigate the innova6on process from idea genera6on to commercializa6on and to give you the knowledge for crea6ng strategies to bring innova6ons to market.

And you could win one of the following prizes!

1st Prize: MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer

2nd Prize: Solid Edge Fundamentals Training Course Voucher

3rd Prize: 3Dconnexion Space Navigator 3D naviga6onal device

To enter visit Rosa Parks Library and Innova6on Studio to see the resources we have to offer, and to collect an entry form and the contest rules.

Ipelegeng Community Center

1283 Phera Street (Corner Dlamini Street)

White City Jabavu, Soweto

GPS: 26°15'05.3"S 27°52'59.9"E

-26.251479, 27.883304


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