An assistive technology design challenge for students, brought to you by PrintLab and Autodesk.

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Challenge Overview

make:able is a free 3D printing and assistive technology design challenge for schools. The brief for this year’s make:able challenge is to use Autodesk software (Tinkercad or Fusion 360) in conjunction with 3D printing to ‘Design and make a product or prototype that improves the day-to-day life of someone who struggles with mobility in their hands’. Going beyond a competition, make:able centres around an online challenge toolkit for students, together with a teacher’s guide and lesson plans for educators.


The make:able challenge is open to all students of age 18 and under and can be run within design and technology or STEM lessons, after-school programmes, workshops or even as part of distance and remote learning strategies. By signing up to Make:able, educators will receive access to the challenge toolkit, together with a full teacher’s pack with professional development resources, guidance and standards-aligned lesson plans for various teaching formats, timeframes, age groups and abilities.

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