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And the winner is…

  Water filter The votes have been counted and you voted for Water Filter. The idea was submitted by 6th class school student, Gilles Doran O’Reilly, who wins €500 to promote sustainability work. What’s more, a prototype of the water filter will be designed and 3D printed by researchers at I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing. Hard luck to the other finalists but a huge thank you to everyone who took part, submitted an idea, or joined the discussion. You were all brilliant!  

Posted on November 15, 2019 by ModJosh in News | 1 Comment

Live CHAT this evening, 7–8PM: Put your questions to the Shape the Future finalists

This week is the final of the Shape the Future competition, where five different ideas to use 3D printing to help create a sustainable future are competing for your VOTE. The champion will win €500 and have their idea turned into 3D printed reality. Who will win your vote? To help make up your mind, join the conversation in the live CHAT. Join the live CHAT from 7PM to 8PM this evening. Live CHATs are your chance to quiz the finalists and researchers; find out more about their ideas and how they will help to create a sustainable future, how they came up with their ideas, and how their ideas will work. How to take part To join the conversation, simply log in — either using your existing log in details, or using your social media accounts — at shape19.imascientist.ie, then go to the CHAT page. The live chats are … Continue reading

Posted on November 13, 2019 by ModJosh in News | Leave a comment

Live CHAT today at 3PM: Quiz the Shape the Future finalists

Finalists in the Shape the Future Zone are competing for your VOTE, and the chance to win €500 and have their idea turned into 3D printed reality. Who will win your vote? To help make up your mind, join the conversation in the live CHAT. Join the live CHAT from 3PM to 4PM today Live CHATs are your chance to quiz the finalists and researchers; find out more about their ideas and how they will help to create a sustainable future, how they came up with their ideas, and how their ideas will work. How to take part To join the conversation, simply log in — either using your existing log in details, or using your social media accounts — at shape19.imascientist.ie, then go to the CHAT page. The live chats are open to everyone, no need to book. Can’t make the chat today? The next CHAT will be on … Continue reading

Posted on November 12, 2019 by ModJosh in News | Leave a comment

Meet the finalists

Over the summer, nearly 50 ideas were entered to the Shape the Future competition from people of all ages across Ireland, looking for new ways to use 3D printing to help create a sustainable future. The judges were incredibly impressed with the standard, variety, and creativity of the ideas. In the end though, they had to select just five to go through to the public vote next week. Let’s take a look at the final five: Wearable biosphere I have designed a piece of wearable art- a hollow 3d object to be printed in hard transparent plastic which would house a small terrarium or water biosphere – a tiny self sustaining system of plants, micro organisms, algae and bacteria.The print would be attached to a pin at the back allowing it to be worn as a brooch. The design is inspired by natural elements, rock and coral. It would be … Continue reading

Posted on November 6, 2019 by ModJosh in News | 2 Comments