Climate-KIC: Climate Leadership Journey meeting

In November our partners from MAKER INSTITUTE (University of Chemistry and Technology) and their partners from the University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Computational Design and Construction organized this year’s last online Climate Leaders Journey SPARK meeting for students from all over Europe.

We debated the benefits of Maker spaces with shared hardware (especially including 3D printers), opensource libraries including Thingiverse with ready-to-print, free of charge data for 3D printing of specific tools such as 10x cheaper microscopes for use where doctors need them but lack resources or Instructables with ready to use manuals for producing variety of tools and things.

We were presented the potential of nature-inspired design and material programming in connection with computational design and we were taught how to easily prepare our own ready-to print 3D designs in Tinkercad freeware.