21 Feb202421st February 2024
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South Africa’s BIG REVEAL OF ELABORATED DREAM MACHINES

South Africa’s BIG REVEAL OF ELABORATED DREAM MACHINES

The Battle Bot, Darth Vader Rugby, and Magic Booshelf! Grade 2 learners from Jan van Riebeeck Primary School have spoken. Or better yet: have invented and drawn their inventions. These design briefs have been given to 3rd year Industrial Design students at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) who designed these Dream Machines. And after an...

22 Jan202431st January 2024
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South Africa is buzzing: these students bring their ideas to life

South Africa is buzzing: these students bring their ideas to life

The Battle Bot, Darth Vader Rugby, and Magic Booshelf! The primary school students participating in MyMachine South Africa, have spoken! These design briefs have been given to 3rd year Industrial Design students at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) who are now designing a concept. Some amazing Dream Machines were invented, like The Battle Bot,...

22 Jan202422nd January 2024
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Primary classes participating in MyMachine Mexico visit the university!

Primary classes participating in MyMachine Mexico visit the university!

A lot happens when students from primary school visit their peers at the university. They are there to understand the context in which their designers —the university students— work, and how they are able to translate their Dream Machine idea into a Concept. But there’s also a lot more going on! According to research done...

19 Dec202319th December 2023
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Work In Progress at MyMachine LIège (Belgium)

Work In Progress at MyMachine LIège (Belgium)

It was an extraordinary day full of creativity and wonder. 130 child inventors had the opportunity to discover the scale models of the machines they imagined. These scale models are made by university students from HELMo – Gramme and HEPL – Haute Ecole de la Province de Liège. Watching the eyes of the ‘clients’ (the...

13 Dec202313th December 2023
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College students and industry professionals: creating a concept for a Dream Machine is serious business. No surprise there.

College students and industry professionals: creating a concept for a Dream Machine is serious business. No surprise there.

In the framework of MyMachine Slovakia, the end of November and the beginning of December are all about MyMachine meetings, where the first concepts for the new Dream Machines are being discussed. University students meet professionals of our industry partners Stredná odborná škola technická v Humennom, Nadácia Volkswagen Slovakia, Magna International, Duálna Akadémia, Deutsche Telekom...

08 Nov20238th November 2023
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Work In Progress in Norway! Testing the first mock-ups.

Work In Progress in Norway! Testing the first mock-ups.

Autumn’s finest moment in Norway! The Work-In-Progress event of MyMachine Norway. Over one hundred primary school children visited the university to test and evaluate the early prototypes made by arts and engineering students. This is the final step in the making of a concept of Dream Machines like the World-Changing-Lie-Detector, the Self-Driving-Fantasy-Transport-machine —which can prepare...

20 Oct202320th October 2023
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MyMachine Liège (Belgium) — New Concepts in the making

MyMachine Liège (Belgium) — New Concepts in the making

This is how it looks like when grown-ups take the ideas of children seriously! University students, university professors, and industry professionals all come together to discuss the vast potential of all these profound ideas for new Dream Machines. University Students from HELMo – Gramme and HEPL – Haute Ecole de la Province de Liège testified...

17 Apr202317th April 2023
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Production of the first Working Prototypes in Kosovo has started

Production of the first Working Prototypes in Kosovo has started

Students and professors of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pristina presented the designed concepts they made, to the vocational/technical secondary students of Kelmend Rizvanolli and Zekeria Rexha in Gjakova. Yes, they are building “Dream Machines”, but don’t be fooled: MyMachine is serious business. It’s about diving deep into your creative skills...

29 Mar202329th March 2023
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MyMachine Portugal Work-In-Progress

MyMachine Portugal Work-In-Progress

The second stage of the MyMachine methodology consists of designing the concept for the Dream Machine. University students develop technical drawings and proofs-of-concept for the Dream Machines invented by the primary school children. In Obidos we have an extraordinary university partner that collaborates in this second stage, the Escola Superior de Artes e Design de...

09 Mar202316th March 2023
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University Students in the USA getting final feedback from the Children

University Students in the USA getting final feedback from the Children

February 23rd was a big day for the 2nd grade of the Linton-Stockton School Corporation in Greene County, Indiana (USA)! It marked the big reveal for their Dream Machine prototypes! These elementary students have invented their Dream Machine. Indiana University Design students have translated that idea into a Concept. The university students gathered final feedback...

06 Mar202316th March 2023
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Work-In-Progress events in Slovakia (part 2)

Work-In-Progress events in Slovakia (part 2)

“This is an ideal school, I will enrol here to study”! “When I grow up, I’ll be an inventor”! Such words coming from fifth graders visiting the university, are a dream come true for us! When we create the right environment for students, they find opportunity and commitment. We are pleased by these sincere praises...

07 Nov20228th November 2022
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Testing the Proof Of Concepts in Norway

Testing the Proof Of Concepts in Norway

Whoa! Testing out the mock-ups! University students at the University of Agder have hosted a Work-In-Progress event at the university. Participating primary school students visited the university to give final feedback on the elaborated proof of concepts made by the university students. Proof of Concepts of the Pirate-Pig-Wiggly-Funny-Machine, the Stand-Up-Machine, the Flying-Machine, The-Speed-Sweater, and the...

17 Mar202217th March 2022
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University students making concepts in Belgium

University students making concepts in Belgium

In this year’s run of MyMachine Flanders&Brussels (Belgium, Europe), different participating university faculties have incorporated the MyMachine assignment at other moments in their curriculum. The students at the faculty of Industrial Product Design at Howest University of Applied Sciences are delivering a design sprint this week. One hundred fifty students are turning Dream Machines into...

12 Mar202112th March 2021
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MyMachine Portugal video of the whole MyMachine process

MyMachine Portugal video of the whole MyMachine process

Ever wondered how it looks like from the perspective of the Primary Class joining MyMachine? Here’s a truly great video by MyMachine Portugal. You are getting 8 months of hard work in 8 minutes. MyMachine is not a quick interaction in the classroom, but a deep co-creation process.  The video shows the whole process from...

07 Mar20218th March 2021
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MyMachine Slovakia design-input from the primary school children

MyMachine Slovakia design-input from the primary school children

After inventing their dream machine, the children in the primary class have regular opportunities to connect with the university students who are designing a concept for their dream machine. While the university students are having meetings with professionals from the technical secondary schools, industry and the MyMachine community on the proposed concepts, the most engaging...

13 Dec201916th December 2019
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MyMachine Slovakia connecting with major company

MyMachine Slovakia connecting with major company

Higher Education Students participating in MyMachine, go through an amazing hands-on experience (including budget restraints and deadlines), similar to their future jobs: they learn to listen to their customer, in this case the Primary School child (a very demanding and brutally honest customer by the way); they learn to use their own knowledge and knowhow...