06 Jun20146th June 2014

The first MyMachine time travel machine is almost a fact!

South African inventor Valentino, 10 year, dreamt of a special time travel machine. With this machine he could fly anywhere and back in time to see everybody back again. At this moment the machine comes to life in a technical school in Atlantis, South Africa. Thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of Howest design...

24 Apr201424th April 2014

Machine Invention Day at the Berzelia Primary School in South Africa

Monday February 24th was the big day. The MyMachine team met the children from the Berzelia Primary School in South Africa. And the team was impressed by the drawing skills of the children and their imagination. At the end every kid had his own dream machine on paper, and together they made up a top...

14 Feb201414th February 2014

MyMachine Goes South Africa – Year II

MyMachine North-South Part II is on. Belgian students Jirko Van Lierde and Lies Seys are exploring Western Cape in South Africa along with Howest Head of Department Ronald Bastiaens and meeting with our friends from West Coast Community Foundation and CPUT in Cape Town. We’ll keep you informed. You can follow their adventures on the MyMachine website...

28 Aug201328th August 2013

MyMachine in Effect magazine of the European Foundation Centre

Thanks to the global network of the Global Fund for Community Foundations, The Community Foundation of West Flanders (one of the founding partners of MyMachine) got in touch with the West Coast Community Foundation (WCCF) in Malmesbury, South Africa. This enabled a partnership between MyMachine vzw and WCCF and was the start of the pilot...

26 Aug201326th August 2013

Successful exhibition and event

The exhibition and Design for Impact-lecture during the ‘Design Week 2013′ highlighted the final part of the North-South-pilot. MyMachine produced a lot of enthusiasm amongst the visitors. MyMachine is looking back to a successful pilot year. ‘MyMachine 1 +1 = 3’ – a spin-off of the basic MyMachine concept – allowed us to implement the MyMachine methodology for the first time outside the country’s borders. We found MyMachine to be as attractive and inspiring for...

06 Jun20136th June 2013

Pupils of OLVO Heist (Belgium) welcome their recycling robot

June 6, 2013 was a big day for all 259 pupils of OLVO Heist (Belgium). They welcomed Scrappy, the recycling robot at school. This dream machine came to life thanks to a cross-border co-operation between the three educational levels and organizations in Flanders and South Africa. The MyMachine team was able to introduce a first...

16 Dec201216th December 2012

1000 excited kids welcome ‘Scrappy, the amazing recycling robot’

After a long trip form Cape town to Malmesbury the final dream machine arrived at the primary school were he was invented. On Nov 30th 1000 children welcomed Scrappy, the recycling robot and enjoyed his inauguration during the MyMachine show! Who is Scrappy, the recycling robot? Scrappy is a robot caracter made of recycling materials...

21 Nov201221st November 2012

Building process in South Africa: the recycling robot comes to life

The recycling robot comes to life at the workstation of the Bellville campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. After an one hour drive from Malmesbury the inventors arrived to see the progress of their dream machine being build. Besides this they could enjoy themselves with some creative and interactive MyMachine workshops. This video...

08 Nov20128th November 2012

From child drawing to concept in South Africa

The start of the concept phase meant translating an abstract and wild idea into a realizable proof-of-concept. The result of this challenging process was the final concept of a recycling machine with a high content of play and fun and in which children can collect 3 types of waste. http://vimeo.com/53453742  

25 Oct201225th October 2012

MyMachine TV LIVE in South Africa

‘Why do you have to fart after eating beans?’ The chatterbox collected quintessential and amusing questions from Flemish kids to their South African peers. MyMachine searched for answers on the playground of the primary school in Malmesbury: http://vimeo.com/52447360

17 Oct201217th October 2012

South African imagination: kids choose ‘recycling machine’

The MyMachine team stimulates 30 learners to invent and draw their own dream machine. With very orginal ideas the children proofed that not everything has been invented yet. For example: ‘the mobile barbecue machine’ which enables you to enjoy your most favourite South Africa custom everywhere.  Or ‘the jokebox’, a machine that collects the best...

02 Oct20122nd October 2012

Belgian children invent dream machines for their peers in South Africa

On Sept 25th 2012, children from the 6th grade collected information about South Africa (climate, educational system, housing, …) in order to gain insight in the living environment of their peers. What kind of dream machine would they invent for their peers to make their lives easier or simple more fun? What do you think...

24 Sep201224th September 2012

MyMachine opens window to the world

Children invent their ‘dream machines’ that can be useful for their own lifes and also machines that will improve the living environment of other children. Did you ever hear about a ‘Hurricanefixer’, a machine that can be used in damaged regions or a ‘Toys-Fold-up’-machine, a machine that delivers the toys to poor countries? MyMachine Foundation received...