a stylistic image of two hands holding computers showing the Make:able website and a design

We’re featuring a guest blog from Jason Yeung, the co-founder of PrintLab, talking all about the Make:able competition running now until May 1st, 2022:

Hello everyone, Jason here from PrintLab — a 3D printing curriculum developer based in the UK. Makers Making Change have kindly offered me the opportunity to write a very brief guest blog to invite you to participate in our assistive technology design competition — Make:able.

First of all, a little about Make:able…

Make:able launched in 2020 as a collaborative education initiative between PrintLab, Autodesk, Makers Making Change and other organizations specializing in 3D printing and assistive technology. Our aim was to go beyond a competition by creating an online challenge toolkit, which takes users through a step-by-step process to design and make an assistive device for someone in their local community. The toolkit is made up of everything from explainer and case study videos to 3D design tutorials and design-thinking templates, providing people with all the training and resources to bring their innovative ideas to life.

The 2020 competition was open to students and you can see the amazing devices created on our recap blog or in the Makers Making Change assistive device library. Due to high demand, this year’s competition now includes an over 18 category, which is open to graduates, hobbyists, professionals and anyone with an interest in assistive technology. With some amazing prizes up for grabs, we’d like to invite the Makers Making Change community to participate and be part of a journey to revolutionize the assistive device market using 3D printing technology.

For further information and to register for free, you can head to the Make:able website. Good luck and thank you for your time!