Do you want to learn how to use a 3D printer, laser cutter or Arduino?
Do you want to learn while having fun and connect with like-minded people?
It is a methodology that allows us to solve challenges using our empathy to understand better people’s problems, our creativity to have brilliant ideas, and our skills to build and communicate them.
Digital Creation & Fabrication
Digital creation and fabrication allows any person to build objects or prototypes through design software and the use of 3D printing machines, laser cutting, CNC or an electronic laboratory. However, you can formalize your ideas through any technique you are comfortable with (app design, DIY crafting…)
The Maker Challenge is an opportunity for teenagers to learn and apply Design Thinking in an innovation and entrepreneurship project.
We will study through empathy the problems that people have; we will get inspired and ideate new products to help them.
CURIOSITY + EMPATHY + IDEA + TEAM + PLAN
We will build our ideas using maker technologies such as 3D printing and design, laser cutting or Arduino.
During this stage you can register, discover interesting videos, learn to use 3D programs, Arduino, discover innovative initiatives and everything that can help us prepare for the Challenge.
We will post on our website and Twitter everything we find interesting, but we encourage you to share with the hashtags #makerchallenge and #mcinspiración everything that you think we should know. We will get together at the end of this stage to get in touch with the maker world and define our challenges and the next steps.
It’s time to listen to users! You always understand better any situation if you put yourself in people’s shoes. To understand better our challenge, it will be helpful to ask people how they feel, what they like or what they would like to be different.
We will help you prepare your interviews and find the insights that will help you have better ideas.
We all have crazy and fantastic ideas that can come true. Now is the time to be as creative as we can and think about what things or actions could solve our challenge. We must remember that these ideas have to fit with what we have discovered in the empathy phase, and that the information from the interviews can be very useful and give very valuable clues.
We will meet up to understand the insights, focus on an idea and build the first low-fi prototype.
Let’s do it! How could our idea come true? Time to start building!
We encourage you to use the tools we present on our resources page or to approach a FabLab or digital fabrication laboratory in your city and build your idea. And if you can not have access to one, but you have designed your product with a 3D modelling program, you have programmed an app, or you have built a prototype with cardboard, it will also work!
Now it’s time to present our project and prototype in a video. We will have to explain to the world what problem our product solves, who is the final user, what have we taken into account when building it, and everything necessary to convince the jury that our idea is the best.
For our presentation and prototypes to be perfect, we will get together in a last workshop before the final event.