TOM @ University provides students with a unique opportunity to work alongside Need Knowers to develop physical solutions that address unmet needs, while learning the theory and practice of prototyping, innovation and product development. Students will gain exposure to various rapid prototyping techniques such as cardboard and paper, 3D printing, electronics, laser cutting and scanning, sewing and more!
Thanks to our partners Swinburne University of Technology, Design Factory Melbourne, Scope, Solve Disability Solutions and Vision Australia. #MakingtheDifference
Session 2 for the Telstra & Vision Australia Developer Group at Telstra Labs! Sif, Kelly and the team of Makers were busy refining their designs and ideas for the harness through understanding and empathizing with Sif and Kelly's needs. A big thanks to Telstra for hosting the team! #MakingtheDifference
The Telstra & Vision Australia Developer Group will be working alongside our wonderful Need Knowers - Sif Dal, Community Developer Worker Vision Australia and Kelly Schulz, Senior Accessibility & Inclusion Officer at Telstra. Together their guidance and in depth understanding of needs will help revolutionise the Guide Dog Harness. #DeveloperGroups#MakingtheDifference
The @telstra & @visionaustralia Developer Group kicked off last week at LaunchPad Hub! The team of Makers will work alongside Sif and Kelly to create a revolutionary Harness for Guide Dogs. To follow their journey make sure to follow @tommelbourne #DeveloperGroups#MakingtheDifference
@ryan.tilley is an incredible young designer and engineer. Using his craft to create and develop products that assist individuals to retain their independence and aid their integration into society. Watch this space for a game changing assistive technology coming soon!
For both Stacey and John, keeping warm and dry during winter is a priority. John works for The Big Issue Australia and sits out in the cold for hours on end. John would like a solution that keeps his legs warm, ideally in a similar style to heated car seats. Likewise Stacey would like a device that keeps her legs warm and protected from the rain as her umbrella doesn't cover her legs. Can a solution be made for both John and Stacey that keeps their legs warm and dry? Follow the team during semester to find out what they create! #TOM @Uni #MakingtheDifference
Jules has a degenerative muscle condition and is a full time power wheelchair user. Jules would like to play indoor bowls but the commercially available products do not have the required functionality to suit his needs. Two teams will take on the challenge of creating a device that can be clamped onto Jules' wheelchair with the appropriate guidance and actuation functionality to allow him to indoor play bowls! #TOM @Uni #MakingtheDifference
TOM: Melbourne's latest groundbreaking initiative with the Design Factory Melbourne is here! TOM @ University, in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology, the first of its kind in Australia, engages Design and Occupational Therapy students in a semester long course with the aim of creating affordable solutions for individuals living with a disability.
Thanks to our industry partners Solve Disability Solutions, Scope and Vision Australia for submitting unique challenges - stay tuned to follow the students journey over the semester! #MakingtheDifference
The Telstra & Vision Australia Developer Group is pioneering the next phase of TOM: Melbourne - prototype to product. TOM Products are ready to be disseminated globally through a public domain online web platform.
Sif, VA client and Need Knower, says "I hope the Seeing Eye Dog harness template that the team develops can be manufactured cheaply around the world, particularly in developing countries. The harness can be adjusted to suit the user's height, height of their Seeing Eye Dog and the change in height caused by wearing different shoes on different days. This flexibility means harnesses can be used for longer, allowing similar organisations around the world to divert vital funding to other areas of need." #MakingtheDifference
And that’s that... the @officialcricut Make-A-Thon 2018 is over! I’ve had the BEST TIME. I’ve met soooo many inspirational crafters, new friends and crazy passionate Cricut fans! Do I really have to go back to real life?
I have one more day in Salt Lake City, before I hop on a plane back to England. My suitcase is significantly heavier with all the new craft supplies I’m taking home! 😂✂️ I’m honestly so so so psyched to get crafting, putting into practice the things I’ve learnt over the past few days.
If you haven’t seen my Insta Stories from the trip, then make sure you go check them out! They’re all saved on my profile. I keep rewatching them and wishing I could do this week all over again. 😭
TOM: Melbourne is thrilled to announce the launch of the Telstra & Vision Australia Developer Group! The team met last night to begin the process of taking Sif's Seeing Eye Dog harness prototype, created at the 2017 TOM: Melbourne Makeathon, to product. Stay tuned for more... #MakingtheDifference
It might have been a long journey today, but I am here and super excited for tomorrow! So many things to be excited about for tomorrow!! We have speakers like Ashish Arora, Lia Griffith, Anna Griffin and more! Who knows what lies ahead tomorrow! Stay tuned....... #cricut#kenskreations#makeathon
I'm currently at Heathrow airport, about to board a plane to Utah on my first ever international trip as a craft blogger. THIS IS CRAZY. I'm so unbelievably excited and thankful to @officialcricut_uk, @officialcricut and @raniericomms for making this happen! Keep your eyes on my grid and Stories for the next week to follow along on the adventure! #cmmat#makeathon#travel
Lema Community is getting ready for Make-A-Thon 3.0!
We believe that you would have started thinking about what project to work on.
Just imagined the scenario & we came up with this!
😄😄😄 Comment the names of your teammates if it's happening in your team!
It is thanks to our partners, like PwC, that we are able to do the work we do. Together we share the same values of inclusion, accessibility and diversity. We are inspired by Luke Sayers, CEO PwC Australia, and Rosalie Wilkie, Partner - Social Impact as well as Gidi Grinstein, Founder and President of the Reut Group #MakingTheDifference
Throwback to our inspiring, industry leading judges from the TOM: Melbourne Makeathon 2017. Thank you for your support. TOM: Melbourne is embarking on the next phase of TOM - Developer Groups. If you are interested in joining one, click the link in our bio. #MakingTheDifference
Our next TOM community to be featured on #WorldwideWednesdays is the amazing TOM: Mexico! “We’ve got to realise that technology is not just there to put us in touch through phones or for large-scale projects, but also for smaller, everyday ones” - TOM: Mexico liaison Claudia Dorenbaum #MakingtheDifference
Next up is Frank Arrigo and Ben Shemesh. Frank is the Solutions Architecture Manager with Amazon Web Services and previously the Evangelism & Ecosystem Engagement lead in Telstra's CTO. Ben was a maker at TOM: Melbourne 2016 in team 8 and returned to last years Makeathon as a Mentor. #MentorMondays#MakingtheDifference