2024 TOM FIU Makeathon

2024 TOM FIU Makeathon

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The 2024 TOM FIU Makeathon held at FIU SOA MBUS stands as a testament to the boundless potential of innovation and community collaboration. Over the course of two electrifying days, students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines converged to confront real-world challenges with vigor and creativity.

Fuelled by a shared passion for making a difference, participants immersed themselves in the intricacies of problem-solving, utilizing an array of tools and technologies to bring their ideas to life. From the initial stages of brainstorming to the final moments of prototype refinement, the atmosphere buzzed with a palpable energy of excitement and determination.

Amidst the whirring of 3D printers and the hum of collaborative discussions, teams worked tirelessly to address the needs of individuals in their community, known as Need-Knowers. Every project undertaken during the Makeathon represented a unique blend of empathy, innovation, and technical expertise, aimed at providing practical solutions to pressing issues.

For some teams, the challenge lay in devising assistive devices to enhance the mobility and independence of toddlers facing physical limitations. Through meticulous design iterations and hands-on experimentation, they crafted solutions that promised to unlock new possibilities for these young individuals and their families.

Meanwhile, other teams focused on the specific needs of children with prosthetic limbs, exploring innovative ways to adapt bicycles and improve accessibility. By harnessing their ingenuity and leveraging emerging technologies, they developed custom components that seamlessly integrated with existing prostheses, offering a newfound sense of freedom and joy to their young users.

As the Makeathon drew to a close, the projects showcased bore witness to the remarkable impact that can be achieved when brilliant minds come together in pursuit of a common goal. Beyond the tangible outcomes and prototypes produced, the event served as a catalyst for building lasting connections and fostering a culture of empathy-driven innovation within the community.

Ultimately, the 2024 TOM FIU Makeathon embodied the transformative power of collaboration, ingenuity, and collective action in addressing the most pressing challenges facing society today. It reinforced the belief that by working together, we can create a brighter, more inclusive future for all.

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