Best Overall Design (Advanced)
Most Practical (Advanced)
Most Feasible (Beginner)
Most Ambitious (Beginner)
CU Make is a 28 hour make-a-thon where participants work together to build physical prototypes and mockups centered around a given theme.
If you need help with creating a project, or with a written part, you can ask someone to "revise my paper", and thus get criticism or suggestions, or help in writing your work.
How could we make it easier for seniors to perform their day to day activities? College students, high school students, and families were tasked with coming up with an idea to help seniors by designing and building something to help with everyday tasks and ease-of-mobility.
Here are some examples of areas where senior accessibility is currently a problem.
We had various workshops during the event, check out the descriptions below for more info.
Make sure to sign up for a few when you register!
Human Centered Design
(Design for America)
Learn to develop creative solutions to problems using design thinking.
Quick and Dirty Prototyping
(Design for America)
Learn to mock up designs quickly and using basic materials like cardboard and foam.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Learn to use Autodesk Fusion 360 software to design 3D creations that can be printed.
The Aging Experience
Learn about existing technology for older adults and immerse yourself with a dementia simulation.
(CU Fab Lab)
Learn to use Adafruit FLORAs to create wearable electronics, using light and distance sensors to design new products.
Learn how to use laser cutters, and their various uses such as creating acrylic cut outs that can be used in your project.
Teams were awarded prizes in various categories based on creativity, feasibility and several other factors.
Prizes included an UP! 3D Printer, Pebble Smartwatches, Free 3D Prints from Shapeways, and Myo Armbands!
We'll provide all the tools and materials for the event. Check out the list below to see what we had.
If there are any materials you want that aren't listed, email us and we'll do our best to get it this time!
CU Make takes place at the CU Fab Lab and several other buildings, all located on south campus.
For a list of these places and their locations, check out the map below.
CU Make 2015 will start at 9am on Saturday April 4, and end at 1pm on April 5.
Electric Paint Pens
Shape Retaining Plastic
Temperature Sensitive Sheets
We will post the schedule for 2016 closer to the event date. Take a look below to see what our schedule was like last year!
The event is open to students and the general public of all ages and experience levels. Due to safety concerns, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We will not have any daycare options for younger children available at the event.
Depending on your skill level, the 30 hour event might result in different outcomes. Beginners can expect to make foam and cardboard mockups. You can also learn CAD and print a basic version of your idea! More experiences teams will probably be able to make something that actually works like a potential product.
Yes! We will be facilitating team formation at the beginning of the event. Be sure to list your skills in the registration form so we can make the best matches!
Teams can be as small as possible, but cannot have more than 7 members. We recommend team sizes of 3-5.
Refer to the Tools & Materials List above for a full list of materials we will be providing. If there's something you want that isn't mentioned, shoot us an email and we'll do our best to get it!
Yes! Beginners are encouraged to come! We will be hosting some cool workshops to inspire you and kickstart your maker journey. If you want to learn to use a tool, just ask a volunteer and they can help you out!
Don't worry! We will have experienced makers and mentors on-site to help out if you're stuck, and get you started on an awesome idea.
Absolutely! If you're planning to participate as a team, make sure to list all family members in the registration form. Due to safety concerns, we require any child under 16 to be accompanied by a guardian at all times.
No, unfortunately we will not have anything available for children under 8.
Yes! We will be providing breakfast and dinner, and the Cracked food truck will be right outside during lunch! We will also have lots of snacks throughout the entire event.