I make 4 my city : The chess meal tray

 

Project
The chess meal tray

FabLab Pot-au-Fab - Paris  

An edible game of chess you can make yourself and then eat! 13 young people have shared their digital and culinary skills to create a prototype to be used at associations, hospitals and schools... to learn about digital manufacturing and dietary health.

Who & what?
13 young adults aged 18 to 27, school drop-outs and without a job, shared their respective skills at the FabLab. Whilst developing their digital skills, they decided to produce a kit to make a meal tray focused on the principle of chess to play and.... eat together in the spirit of friendship!

Why?
The manufacturing kit will be available to all and can be used to raise awareness of digital technology, encourage playing chess, improve awareness of dietary health and hold fun and friendly group activities. Designed for hospitals, schools, associations and care homes, this chess meal tray to be created in a FabLab encourages people to play chess and have a discussion about food and sport.

How?
2D and 3D creation of chess pieces modelled on the scanned participants. They are printed on edible squares which correspond to nutrition bars in different colours and calorific properties which can be modelled easily. A laser cutter will be needed to adapt a perspex tray to food, as well as a drawer.

 

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The Solidarity FabLabs Challenge

Solidarity FabLabs introduce young people to digital manufacturing and provide training. Today the #Imake4MyCity challenge is allowing them to propose projects that make it easier for everyone, everywhere to take part in sport and also to contribute to changing the way that society looks at disability.