29 Jun20201st July 2020
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Big Teddy! Customise your own teddy bear!

Big Teddy! Customise your own teddy bear!

The 5th grade primary school students at the Stedelijke Basisschool Zuid in Harelbeke (Belgium) invented a machine to create their own teddy bears. That is because they can’t find the ones they love in existing shops and moreover they dreamed of unique ones. Tijn Veraghert Industrial Product Design student at Howest University (Kortrijk, Belgium) created in collaboration...

26 Jun20201st July 2020
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“Searchinator” enters the MyMachine Hall of Fame

“Searchinator” enters the MyMachine Hall of Fame

The “Zoekinator” (“Searchinator”): a marvel invented by children with autism at the primary school BuBaO Sint-Idesbald (Belgium). University College students Ine Cappon, Ellen Knockaert and Lotte Vaernewyck, third year occupational therapy students at Howest made the design and made the machine in collaboration with the observation year of Secondary School Sint-Idesbald. The child-inventors received and...

13 Feb202025th November 2020
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Doctor Stranje El Hoyo Negro: MyMachine DreamsDrop: inventing in Mexico, building in Belgium

Doctor Stranje El Hoyo Negro: MyMachine DreamsDrop: inventing in Mexico, building in Belgium

STEP 1: MEXICO The primary school class at LIEF School in Villahermosa Mexico has invented this Dream Machine (and uploaded it to our worldmap of dream machine ideas): when you recycle plastic bottles, you receive Lego*-blocks in return. Here’s the class making drawings of their invented dream machines:   This is the original drawing for Doctor...

06 Feb20206th February 2020
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MyMachine featured at Prototyping 2020 & Machineering Network Event (Belgium)

MyMachine featured at Prototyping 2020 & Machineering Network Event (Belgium)

myBOO, the first real-life product of MyMachine, is featured at the B2B event Prototyping 2020 & MNE in Belgium (5&6 February 2020). myBOO -the result of a professional, fun and respectful collaboration between the MyMachine Global Foundation and Atelier Pierre (by Vanhalst NV)- is presented alongside its predecessor (Spocker) from MyMachine. This fair is specialised...

30 Jan20204th February 2020
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MyMachine Belgium Work In Progress Part 1: creative overdose when primary, secondary and higher education students have a get-together

MyMachine Belgium Work In Progress Part 1: creative overdose when primary, secondary and higher education students have a get-together

The Dream Machines were invented early October ’19. The higher education students have had several interactions with their clients so far; cumulating to this Work-In-Progress event today. Participating Primary School Students and Technical/Vocational Secondary Level Students from the West side of the country, visited the Industrial Design Center at Howest University of Applied Sciences in...

24 Oct201924th October 2019
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Yes! New Dream Machine Ideas have been created in Belgium!

Yes! New Dream Machine Ideas have been created in Belgium!

Yes! New Dream Machine Ideas have been created in MyMachine Flanders & Brussels (Belgium)! From the city of Bruges (West) to the city of Maaseik (East) primary schools have been exposed to an extreme high dose of creativity. Thanks to the expert guiding of higher education students from Howest University of Applied Sciences and PXL...

14 Mar201918th March 2019
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This was the Work-In-Progress Event in MyMachine Belgium

This was the Work-In-Progress Event in MyMachine Belgium

In this year’s MyMachine Belgium edition, the Work-In-Progress event was a double event: one in the city of Hasselt (at PXL University of Applied Sciences) and one in the city of Kortrijk (at HOWEST University of Applied Sciences) (located 200km from each other). The event delivers the Primary School children their last opportunity to give...

27 Feb201927th February 2019
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Primary, Secondary and Higher Education students and teachers at the second MyMachine Belgium Work-In-Progress event kicking off the production phase of the dream machines

Primary, Secondary and Higher Education students and teachers at the second MyMachine Belgium Work-In-Progress event kicking off the production phase of the dream machines

Just like last week in the city of Hasselt, MyMachine Flanders & Brussels (Belgium) has organised a second work-in-progress event, this time in Kortrijk. More then 200 students from primary and secondary and higher education came together to experiment, learn from each other and to inspire each other. The higher education students from Howest University...

19 Feb201921st February 2019
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Young inventors explore the scientific principles behind their dream machines

Young inventors explore the scientific principles behind their dream machines

Young inventors explore the scientific principles behind their dream machines: producing electricity with fruit from the ‘dream tree’ so they can activate lights in the tree. Or making fake wounds with bioplastics, which brings the perfect excuse the bring on the ‘nursing machine’. All of this was made possible by the students from PXL University in...

06 Feb20196th February 2019
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Primary School Children test their very own developed computer game!

Primary School Children test their very own developed computer game!

MyMachine Belgium is impressed to see how this student team from the School of Digital Arts & Entertainment at Howest University, succeeded to engage the primary students from GO! Basisschool Kroonloon in Ostend, in their game developing platform. Not only by developing a game based on their ideas but by involving them in the development phases,...

22 Dec201619th May 2017
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MyMachine Belgium Work-In-Progress 2016

MyMachine Belgium Work-In-Progress 2016

What happens if you bring in 450 child-inventors into one room at HOWEST University of Applied Sciences in Kortrijk? The answer is: they become loud and enthusiastic feedback machines to the university students that are designing their inventions. Each year again, it’s so wonderful to see the university students getting hands-on honest feedback from the...

21 Oct201619th May 2017
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Delegation of Dr. Ashwath Narayan (India) visits MyMachine Global in Kortrijk, Belgium.

Delegation of Dr. Ashwath Narayan (India) visits MyMachine Global in Kortrijk, Belgium.

Today we were honoured by the visit of an important Indian delegation from Karnataka. Dr. Ashwath Narayan is an Indian politician, member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly representing BJP from Malleshwaram constituency, Bangalore, Karnataka. He is often credited with Malleshwaram witnessing massive transformation in several sectors including healthcare, welfare, education, sports, infrastructure and several others under his leadership. With a focus on education, Dr. Ashwath Narayan...

17 Dec201420th November 2018
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New MyMachine Game developed

Today, the children of the Ten Bunderen school visited the Howest – Digital Arts & Entertainment campus in Kortrijk. They discovered their own invented game, developed by Digital Arts & Entertainment students. Oh, no surprise there, they loved it!

12 Dec201420th November 2018
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Just 4 more nights and it’s…..showtime for MyMachine Belgium, Flanders

Tuesday 16 december Howest University of Applied Sciences is hosting the MyMachine Work-In-Progress again. 400 children will visit the Howest Industrial Product Design Students to discuss the progress they made, developing a product concept out of the drawings of their dream machines. The Howest students are working hard to finish the last preparations.

25 Sep201425th September 2014
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MyMachine Belgium starting up the new academic year!

MyMachine Belgium is starting up this academic year. 11 elementary schools, 10 vocational schools and 90 Howest University of Applied Sciences students Industrial Product Design and Digital Arts & Entertainment. Here we go! Find out more on www.mymachinevlaanderen.be