Make:able Finalist Announcement

A big thank you to all teachers and students who participated in make:able. Your creativity, grit and determination continues to inspire us every day

Today we're delighted to announce the finalists of the make:able challenge! As a quick recap, make:able began in September 2020 as part of a collaboration between PrintLab, Autodesk and partners. The brief was to 'design and make a product or prototype that improves the day-to-day life of someone who struggles with mobility in their hands'. We were extremely humbled by the interest, with over 17,000 students in 70+ countries registering! With Covid disruptions, the number of entries was significantly less but we still received a whole range of amazing submissions, which we are excited to share with you. 

To begin the judging process, Team PrintLab have shortlisted 3-5 finalist entries for each category and age group. Throughout next week, an expert panel of judges will be voting for their favourite solutions from each category before the votes are counted and announced on 1st May 2021. Details of the judging panel will be released in a separate post but you can expect an incredible group of experts from the 3D printing, medical and education sectors.

Without further ado, let's take a look at the finalists for each category. Please note that some submissions are entered into multiple categories and we have adjusted the age groups from under 13 and 13-18 to under 14 and 14-18 to even out the number of submissions we received in both groups. You'll also notice that we have only shown small thumbnail images of the entries but in due course, we'll be sharing their full portfolios so you can view their entire design process and incredible stories.

best inspirational story (14-18)

  • WheeStroll / Jacob, Cami, Ibenka, Julian, Kieran and Tom 
  • The Gripper / Abigail 
  • Infructuosi / Landon, Kaelan, Josh and Liam

best inspirational story (under 14)

  • A Cut Above / Julia and Chloe
  • The Buckle Ups / Eric, Shannon, Sajdah and Gage
  • ORT Odessa / Eva and Yaroslava 

best use of autodesk software (14-18)

  • Learnlife / Storm, Caiman, Aidan, Zeus and Gerard
  • Maker Vikes / Angel, Daniela, Emmanuel, Fabian and Luis 
  • Copley High School / Jasmine and Meghan 
  • IB 45 / Yeonjin, Yujeong and Daeun 
  • El Dorado / Abraham, Brandon, Luis and Ryan

best use of autodesk software (under 14)

  • ORT Odessa / Eva and Yaroslava
  • ALL_IS_WELL / Aliya
  • Mia / Mia

best showcase of customisation (14-18)

  • Prottle / Safari, Claire, Build and Ellie 
  • Isaac / Isaac
  • Learnlife / Storm, Caiman, Aidan, Zeus and Gerard
  • Infructuosi / Landon, Kaelan, Josh and Liam
  • Team Hanson / Lucy, Essa, Louis, Max 

best showcase of customisation (under 14)

  • Hand Mobilitizer / Audrey, Mia, Kaylee, and Brightman
  • Inspirational Kids / Nate, Cole and Caleb
  • Team Isa / Ana, Isabel and Isabel

best open source design (14-18)

  • Los Makers / Julia, Paula and Diego
  • Maker Vikes / Angel, Daniela, Emmanuel, Fabian and Luis 
  • Prottle / Safari, Claire, Build and Ellie
  • Isobel / Isobel

best open source design (under 14)

  • The Fork Helper / James
  • ALL_IS_WELL / Aliya
  • ORT Odessa / Eva and Yaroslava 

best use of 3d printing (14-18)

  • Copley High School / Jasmine and Meghan
  • Fork-CanDo / Karina
  • HannahS / Hannah
  • IB45 / Yeonjin, Yujeong and Daeun
  • Team Hanson / Lucy, Essa, Louis, Max 

best use of 3d printing (under 14)

  • A Cut Above / Julia and Chloe
  • CCLT / Celine, Cate, Lila, Trudi and Ruth
  • Door Handle Helper / Elliot

best showcase of iterative design (14-18)

  • WheeStroll / Jacob, Cami, Ibenka, Julian, Kieran and Tom 
  • The Gripper / Abigail 
  • Maker Vikes / Angel, Daniela, Emmanuel, Fabian and Luis 
  • Copley High School / Jasmine and Meghan 

best showcase of iterative design (under 14)

  • A Cut Above / Julia and Chloe
  • The B Team / Brady and Braxton
  • Engineering Wolves / Elaina, Riley, Elisabeth and Wyatt

thank you

A big thank you to all teachers and students who participated in make:able. Your creativity, grit and determination continues to inspire us every day! Keep an eye out for the next announcement, which will provide details on the judging panel and process. And don't forget to follow us on Twitter for regular updates!

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