Bay Area Makeathon for Assistive Technology Sep 11th – 13th 2015 #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Google.org is supporting the Bay Area Makeathon by TOM, a group specializing in running makeathons for assistive technology and UCP of the North Bay, a non­profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities.

Part of the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, the 3­day makeathon will take place in TechShop San Francisco. Applications are open until August 10th, and makers, designers, engineers, hobbyists and professionals are invited to apply.

The Bay Area Makeathon is a meeting point of people who understand specific needs facing people with disabilities (‘need­knowers’) and multidisciplinary makers. For 72 hours they will work in the TechShop, using modern fabrication tools to develop prototypes that could address the challenges presented.

Bay Area Makeathon is the fruit of labor of numerous collaborators, including the 3D printing giant Stratasys, bringing Makerbot to every TOM makeathon, as well as Flextronics, Particle (formerly Spark) and others.

Prototypes will be evaluated by a professional panel that includes veteran innovators and industry leaders such as former product experience lead at Google X, Tom Chi, as well as senior engineering leaders from Google.

Check out the video from the last TOM makeathon.

The Bay Area Makeathon: September 11th­13th. Kick off August 14th in Google San­Francisco.

Apply or submit a challenge ​here​by Aug 10, 2015.

Reach out to Arie Meir (ariemeir@google.com) with questions, concerns, or other ideas about how to impact lives through technology.


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