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A three-day 72hour Makeathon, organized by TOM Queensland & TADQ

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A three-day 72hour Makeathon, organized by TOM Queensland & TADQ

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In November 2017, I had the privilege to go up to Bundaberg in a team consisting of 5 other people. We participated in a three-day 72hour Makeathon, organized by TOM Queensland (Tikkun Olam Makers). My team was from TADQ (Technology for Ageing and Disability Queensland). There were 6 other competing teams, they all had their own individual projects to contruct.  My team’s project was to design and build a beach wheelchair from scratch in 72 hours for a young man in Far North Queensland.  Fortunately, we able to just finish our project in time and was ready to be delivered to the young man. A great event with a great cause.

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Congrats @Super66. Many thanks for sharing this fantastic project. 

 

Do you know what some of the other teams made?

 

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Hi Jason 

 

It was a great 4 day event, not time for much sleep.

 

What the other teams made .

  

1/ Laser tag for a blind person 

2/ A robot arm to help a girl in a wheelchair to play billiards

3/ Using a smart watch to detect seizures and transmit an alert to a carer

4/ Make an urinal for an autistic boy that played the wiggles when being used

5/ A device to mechanical help someone  who had a stroke to put their foot in right possession stand that can also get wet

6/ The Beach Chair my team made

 

All the item were for someone with a Disability....... 

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Sounds like a great event @Super66. The teams involved must have been very clever and creative. Thanks again for sharing.

 

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