A group of students from our MSc Product Design programme travelled all the way up to the Inner-Hebrides to attend Tiree Techwave – a hands-on making and meeting event exploring the edges of technology on the wild edge of Scotland.
Tiree Tech Wave offers a time to step out, albeit momentarily, from a target-driven world, to experiment and play with hardware and software, to discuss the issues of our new digital maker culture, what we know and what we seek to understand, and above all to make things together.
We took a mobile FabLab with us which enabled Techwave attendees to make use of equipment such as laser cutters and 3D printers from the cattle market that served as a workshop space (pictured above) over the course of the weekend.
Whilst at the Tiree Techwave our students were tasked with making use of the resources available to them to design and construct an automated sandwich making machine. Click below to view some photos of our time in Tiree and the students’ Lego prototypes of their sandwich machine.