Vote for the third Solidarity FabLab challenge!

In our Solidarity FabLabs, we offer free training to young people who are facing difficulties in their lives. They learn about digital production, team-work and maybe even lay the foundations of a future career.

Our international challenge is aimed at them. It offers them the opportunity to work on a project from beginning to end and to showcase their skills and abilities.

This year, the challenge involves using digital technologies to imagine sustainable development solutions which fit into our everyday lives.

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16 teams competing!

  • Have fun and recycle with a very particular cat!
    Tecnolab La Rueca -

    Designed around the character of a cat, Trash Cat, an online recycling platform, is lots of fun, easy to use, and made for everyone! Using an interesting and compelling points-based system, the...
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  • The first intelligent wash basin!
    Lisungi Fablab -

    The Intelligent Wash Basin puts innovation at the service of hygiene to reduce the spread of diseases such as cholera through dirty hands. It lets users clean their hands hygienically by avoiding...
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  • “An anti-pollution box”
    Ongola FabLab -

    ONGO ANAP (Avoid Noise & Atmosphere Pollution) is an intelligent box which informs users of levels of sound and atmospheric pollution and the risks they face. Designed and produced at the FabLab,...
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  • “Plastic’s fantastic!”
    El Fab Space -

    The non-biodegradable plastic which is ubiquitous in our everyday lives is also responsible for polluting the planet. Wikiplastic was designed at the FabLab to raise awareness of this issue among...
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  • The need to recycle is urgent!
    Breakers FabLabs -

    The "Re-generation project” offers recycling solutions for the many types of waste produced in our society by technological change and built-in obsolescence. It involves using FabLab equipment -...
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  • “Uchronia: What is it?”
    FabLab Solidaire Les Petits Débrouillards -

    How to raise awareness of energy issues among children? Through play! That’s what unemployed young people at the FabLab thought up. A pedagogical Escape Game on energy challenges players locked in...
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  • A clean stove with optimal combustion!
    FabLab Solidaire Mamiratra -

    Designed by young people who were not in education, disabled or following regular studies, the Fab-Stove cooking stove offers optimal combustion while producing the minimum amount of waste and...
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  • Your plant has something to say to you...
    Lisungi Fablab -

    Our “Smart Polisa” project is an intelligent box which reminds people that their plants need to be watered by sending them messages. More generally, the project is about raising awareness of issues...
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  • Urban agriculture is now possible!
    FabLab Solidaire MakerLab CRI -

    Orgatec - an urban agriculture project is a connected system that uses local resources to grow food in towns. The FabLab tools made it possible to produce pots, growth lamps, and a modular bed...
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  • “Fruit and vegetables produced at home”
    FabLab Solidaire Jeunes Sciences de Tunisie -

    Several boxes designed and produced at the FabLab are connected to make a small, intelligent farm which can be kept at home: Blockly Farm. The composting and growing blocks can be placed inside...
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  • “A pen-shaped, and very stylish soldering iron”
    FabLab Solidaire Egypt -

    SPIN, is a soldering iron made for and by makers: you hold it like a pen and simply apply pressure with your index finger to make it work! This presents several advantages: increased control over...
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  • A little robot to save the oceans
    Tinkerer -

    Tinker Bot is a little robot which cleans up cigarette butts on beaches. It collects small items of waste which are missed by rubbish collection activities, or get away from containers and...
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  • A solar power backpack to provide electricity
    Lisungi Fablab -

    The Lotiliki solar backpack. Only 9% of the Democratic Republic of Congo is electrified. At the FabLab, the young people designed, made and assembled a kit to address this problem: a solar panel...
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  • Dehydration to preserve and provide food!
    Lisungi Fablab -

    The Solar Dehydrator is a solution which is useful for the entire population. It preserves foods through the use of a modern greenhouse storage system which focuses sunlight in a single location...
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  • “Greening roofs in Tunisia”
    El Fab Space -

    How to reduce CO2 emissions and boost the circular economy? How about a bio-digestor paired with generators, which transforms organic waste into biogas, which produces heat and electricity, and...
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  • Recycle by yourself! Yes, but how?!?
    FabLab Solidaire powered by Orange -

    An app for recycling packaging - of course! The app allows users to recycle with just a few touches of their smartphone screen: first they scan the bar code to retrieve information about the...
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