Build4Space is planned as a three-day interactive, fun and engaging event designed to introduce and teach students and enthusiasts about rapid prototyping technologies and techniques. We aim to challenge the participants in teams to utilise the skills they will acquire during the event to build a prototype that will help solve a problem set at the start. The teams will work to demonstrate their prototype at the end of the event.
The participants will be exposed to and receive support from industry professionals and experts, learning about key prototyping methods such as 3D modelling, 3D printing, microcontrollers and coding. They will develop key technical and design skills, whilst strengthening their ability to work as a team towards a common goal.
In order to build their prototype the teams will need to send their team members to different workshops, which will give them in-depth knowledge and practical experience working with both hardware and software fitting in with the design process. In addition the teams will be exposed to talks and demonstrations from industry related to the subject matter.