I make 4 my city : Open source sports

 

Project
Open source sports

FabLab Egyt - Le Caire  

An open source platform to reinvent sport: more accessible, more practical, more motivating... all thanks to digital technology, a spirit of solidarity and a community of sporty makers.

Who & what?
7 young enthusiasts at the Cairo Egypt FabLab have come up with the idea of this platform after having tried to reinvent 2 sports to make them easier and more motivating: table tennis with a transformable, flexible and multi-use table; and a bicycle equipped with LEDs displaying advertising so that the cyclist’s effort pays off.

Why?
The Open Source Platform has been created to combine various ideas and allow makers to build on them at a FabLab. The most interesting ideas on all sports imaginable can be worked on to make sport more exciting and accessible... and to change perception of sport.

How?
By using their imagination and the potential of digital manufacturing! Passionate makers and sports fans meet on the platform and can develop their project, exchange ideas and inspiration via the international FabLabs network which also supports digital manufacturing of the equipment being created.

 

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Three other random project...

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.

The chess meal tray

FabLab Pot-au-Fab - Paris  

2 traditional sports from the Charente region, in France, and Brazil adapted to wheelchair users. At the Grenoble FabLab, young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are making these sports more accessible.

Peteca and Lancer de Charentaises

FabLab la Casemate - Grenoble  

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.