On June 14, 2015, the Beijing Division qualifier of Co-Making the Future—2015 China-US Young Maker Competition concluded successfully at Tsinghua University. Among the 71 competing teams, 36 passed the qualifier. Talented Makers have made the best use of various open source tools, rapid prototyping processing equipment as well as the manufacturing space provided by i.Center to materialize the fantastic ideas into brilliant creative works.
After the opening ceremony, the competing teams immediately started working. The competition site consisted of team blocks, public processing and debugging area, rest area. Each team, despite given only a few square meters of private areas, had access to the rich materials, tools, debugging equipment, as well as desktop precision 3D printers, open source control chips, sensors that are supported by the enterprises.
After the expert review and on-site vote, the results came out with much expectation. The interdisciplinary team from Tsinghua University won the first prize in the competition with their magnetic power interaction device. The new braille display device from Beijing Jiaotong University and the smart coin collection box of Tsinghua University won the second prize. The UAV charging solutions, Baby Talk and the circle of equipment fitness designed by members of the Makerapace of Tsinghua University won the third prize; s-xbox, disease monitoring devices and works of other 12 teams won the Popular Award, Potential Award, and Excellency Award respectively.
The second China-US Young Maker Competition is hosted by the Ministry of Education, and co-organized by CSCSE (attached to Ministry of Education), Tsinghua University and Intel Corporation. With the theme of Co-Making the Future, Makers of China and America will explore areas of the environmental protection, community, health, energy, education and son on and create new creative works.
B466, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China