Interested in working on a real world problem with a team of dedicated SMU students? Want to design and build something innovative and new? Excited to leverage the skills you already have and build new ones along the way? Got a passion for green energy? Maybe you’re interested in improving urban spaces?
create a flat-pack, digitally-fabricated, pop-up solar-charging station (that’s a lot of hyphens)! We are currently taking applications for the Deason Innovation Gym’s (we call it the DIG) first Immersive Design Challenge of the year. This design challenge is focused around the question: How might we create a solar-powered, digitally-fabricated public charging station that enhances community spaces?
The design team will conduct research related to the needs, constraints and opportunities for a pop-up charging station. The student team will then design plans, including technical drawings and schematics, a working prototype, a proposed budget for the full scale fabrication, a marketing strategy, and implementation plans.
All deliverables from the SMU team will be completed by January 18th, 2017.
Technical drawings and schematics
A working prototype
Proposed budget for the full scale fabrication
Plans for implementation
We are seeking 12-15 SMU students, drawing from the Lyle School, the Simmons School, the Cox School and beyond, to participate in this project. In order to participate, you must commit to 7 full works days (January 12th-18th) of intense focus on this project. This includes Saturday and Sunday.
We are looking for students with a variety of backgrounds and expertise. Previous experience at the DIG is not required.
Three meals a day will be provided. Orientation, access and trainings on necessary tools will be provided by DIG staff. On campus housing will be available during this time.
Applications are currently open. Please click here to apply. Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, December 14th. You will be notified of your status on Friday, December 16th.
Please email Katie Krummeck with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.