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[Open Technology Week] Open Technology for Development Make-a-thon

The Open Technology for Development Make-a-thon brings hardware design challenges from international development and humanitarian contexts to problem-solvers who are challenged over the course of five days to prototype solutions using open source technologies. Open to Undergraduates at the University of Cambridge from any subject.
When Jun 09, 2016 10:00 AM to
Jun 15, 2016 05:00 PM
Where Cambridge University Engineering Department
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When: 9-15 June 2016 (9, 13, 14 and 15 have scheduled activities)

Apply by 20 May 2016:

Our principles are interdisciplinarity, openness and collaboration and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds to participate! There will be mentors and technical assistance throughout the event to match participants with projects that need their skills and ensure everyone is able to contribute and learn. Support and funding will be awarded for the most promising prototype and all participants are invited to stay involved with progressing the resulting project.

After an introduction on 9 June to the challenges, the kit and the fully equipped Dyson workshops at Cambridge University Engineering Department, you'll have a few days to form teams, think and design before a two-day making sprint in the workshops and a chance to get feedback on your prototypes at the Open Technology Maker Faire on 15 June.

If this sounds interesting please apply to join! Places are limited to 50 and the deadline for applications is 20 May 2016. You'll be informed shortly after if you have a place and further information will be provided.

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