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Medical Make-A-Thon: #3DLikeMe 3D Printing Challenge

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Innovation Works London

201 King Street

London, ON N6A 1C9


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150 million kids worldwide have a disability or difference, yet they are not represented in the toy industry. This April 1st and 2nd, we want you and your team to make low-cost, customizable, 3D printable assistive devices (i.e., wheelchairs, prosthetics, etc.,) for toys to positively represent kids and adults with a disability or difference. You can also choose to design a 3D printable toy or game that is universally accessible (e.g. Braille game pieces).

We will have all the tools your need to create a prototype toy accessory or accessible toy; 3D printers, play-doh, and other prototyping tools. All are welcome - no design skills required! You can join either register on your own or as a team.

Are you up for the Medical Makers #3DLikeMe Design Challenge? If so, register for the Make-A-Thon and bring your laptop, smartphone, and favorite childhood toy figure or puppet down to Innovation Works on April 1st. Proceeds go towards Medical Makers humanitarian projects.

GRAND PRIZE: 1 Year Membership to Medical Makers ($99 Value) - graciously provided by Liam Winegard, as a tribute to The Honourable Dr. William C. Winegard, Canada’s first ever Minister for Science.

Event Schedule


10:00 AM - Registration: Arrive at the venue and check in

10:30 AM - Brunch & Networking: Eat food, share ideas, get to know fellow participants

11:00 AM - Welcome & Speakers: Review agenda for the weekend and introduce workshops, community leaders, possible users or case-studies

12:30 PM - Form teams and begin creating a device with your team

2:30 PM - Snack time

6:00 PM - Deadline to start 3D printing a prototype of your team's device

6:30 PM - Dinner: Pizza

7:30 PM - You can keep working as late as you like!


9:00 AM - Breakfast Arrive: Breakfast & coffee

9:30 AM - Keep working with your team on your idea and prepare your presentation

1:00 PM - Lunch

2:00 PM - Teams showcase their ideas

Workshop Schedule


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - 3D Printing for Beginners

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - 3D Scanning for Beginners

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM - 3D Design for Beginners

3:00 PM - 3:30PM - Design Thinking


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age to participate, but those under the age of 13 should have a guardian present.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Innovation Works does not have free parking available. Paid parking is available nearby.

What can I bring into the event?

If you can, bring a laptop, smartphone, and your favourite childhood toy figure or puppet.

Do I need to come with an “idea” to create during the weekend?
We are hoping that some participants will bring their ideas with them, as we will hear pitches from anyone interested in putting an idea forward and vote on the ones to work on. However, this is optional and we’ll have a few ideas to share too!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

What's the refund policy?
Full refunds will be available until March 24th at 5 pm EST.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You don't have to bring a ticket! We will have a list of participants available

Can I come if I don’t have 3D Design skills?
Of course! All people with all skill levels are welcome! We will try to ensure that teams that have a wide variety of skills and backgrounds represented. Workshops on 3D Scanning, 3D Design, 3D Printing, and Design Thinking will be offered during the Make-A-Thon.

Do I have to enter with a team?
You can register as a team or on your own, it’s up to you!

How much does it cost?
$30 Early bird tickets are available until March 14th, $40 regular price tickets are available thereafter, while you can buy a ticket at the door for $50.

Will food be provided?
We will provide a brunch, snack, and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Please pre-register early so we know how much food to order!

Are there prizes?
Prizes and awards will be announced at the event showcase.

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201 King Street

London, ON N6A 1C9


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