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A little robot to save the oceans

Tinkerer   -  Spain

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 pollute the oceans. Designed at the FabLab, it is powered by solar energy and operates autonomously like a little vacuum cleaner which collects and returns waste to containers. Its sensors direct it towards containers which can receive its load, and restrict the area in which it operates to avoid the sea. It has been designed by young people aged 15 to 25 facing socio-economic problems.

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A little robot to save the oceans
A little robot to save the oceans
A little robot to save the oceans

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In our Solidarity FabLabs, we offer free training to young people 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.