Winter Weather Challenge

Daylight savings has just ended signalling that winter is on its way. Winter means low temperatures, shorter days, wild weather, woolly coats and warm drinks. But along with this, it also brings its own unique set of challenges.

November challenge: rural solar energy systems

Imagine you are a renewable energy engineer in a rural community looking to improve a public space or community activity. How could you implement a small scale off-grid solar energy system to benefit the community?

September challenge: dementia & assistive technology

Imagine that an elderly family member has started exhibiting signs of dementia. Design a device to help them with a morning task. Present your solution in a short video, imagining that you were pitching to NSW Department of Health, who may fund development of your idea.

August challenge: wearable tech

Create a piece of wearable technology for your school uniform that can help solve a common problem at school or in the classroom, and present this in a 2 minute video.

July challenge: water solutions

Women and children in poor and disadvantaged communities around the world carry the burden of water collection for their families.

June challenge: water sensitive design

Design a water capture and reuse system you could place in your backyard, a park, at school or maybe even on your window? It can be a device or a landscape plan.

April project: 3D printing a desk organiser

Sketch and design a simple but creative desk organiser for your pens and other stationary!

March challenge: partial hand prothesis

Imagine your friend has a partial hand on her right side. She has a palm but does not have a thumb or any fingers. Her wrist on the side of the amputation works exactly as yours does.