Past Meetup

Empower 2 Make - A Make-a-thon for Assistive Technology

This Meetup is past

13 people went

Price: $40.00 /per person
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On September 14, 2018 teams of designers, innovators, entrepreneurs and individuals with special needs will converge at Nova Labs. They will form teams of "Makers" working along side "Knowers".

Approved Makers Only: Sign up here only if you are an Approved Maker who has received an acceptance letter. This represents confirmation of participation and will help us form teams as soon as possible.

Interested in participating? There is still time to sign up. Applications are here.

Volunteers: Interested in volunteering as an expert maker or as a general administrative helper? email [masked]

Teams do not compete, though there are prizes and incentives. But more importantly, the goal is to work together, over the course of 72 hours, to develop affordable solutions to specific challenges, resulting in working prototypes. Our goal is to work with partner companies to reproduce these items and make them available the world over, open source and free of charge.

Next steps:
- Kickoff. Saturday, September 1st, 1 to 6 pm. You'll receive your team assignments. You'll meet the Need-Knowers, hear their challenges, and select which team you want to join.

- Each team will be given a budget to order materials, and a month of access to the Nova Labs makerspace in order to start working on their project.

** Watch your emails for more information as we move ahead.