3D Design Competition

The Why Toyz/RAPDASA 3D Design Competition is done and dusted!

We received some incredible entries from many young minds out there and it was not easy to pick the top 3 best designs in each category.

Ethan Hains is the winner in the 11-16 age group category for his submission of a combined Power Generator and Water Purifier. His detailed design with a description of what this system looks like and how it functions was very impressive. Ethan also suggested using old shipping containers for low cost housing which could be used in conjunction with the water purification system.

Emily Ward designed and made a beautiful and very practical planter that uses small cups so that one can get food quickly. The planters are made of recycled cups and connected to a wooden ring – as the plants grow one can eat the crop and then immediately refill the cups with new ones filled with seeds.

The runner ups in the 11-16 category were:
Brian Dlamini – Wi-Fi tower
Liam Archer – Dustbin compactor

Both Brian and Liam will receive our 3D printer to test some of their designs on and play with for a few weeks.

The runner ups in the younger age group category are (4-10 years old):
Michael Ward – Using shredded paper to make containers
Tarryn Cohen – A Hotel for those in need

Michael is getting a range of 3D filaments and Tarryn can look forward to an Engino building set.

We would like to thank everyone once again for participating!

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