I intend to find a solution to create a second life for plastic bags and want to create a solution to the ongoing problem of plastic pollution by creating a product that's marketable and user friendly. I have decided to create a Plarn (plastic yarn) Crochet Craft Kit, in order for consumers to be able to upcycle existing plastic bags that they own. This kit will provide instructions on how to crochet a reusable tote bag, made from recycled plastic bags. At this stage of my project, I'm asking for thoughts or inputs to either expand or enhance my project.
Due to poor study and organising methods, the lack of time management skills can impact the students performance during HSC periods and result in their psychological state being vulnerable to high stress levels and possibly mental health issues. This major project will focus on designing an effective study and wellbeing planner that aims to improve young people’s management skills, productivity, awareness of their mental health and overall performance in their daily life. It will contain easy plan layouts, advice for HSC and general study guides to ensure students gain the right knowledge and skills.
Thousands of people die or go missing each year due to a lack of basic survival resources after natural disasters, and this problem is worsening with climate change promoting natural disasters. This product is a Natural Disaster Survival Cupboard which will be placed around cities – like payphones – most susceptible to severe natural disasters and will provide the community with survival resources. The resources include first aid, canned food, water, radiotelephone, tents, rafts, blankets, female sanitary items, basic clothing, and flares. Maintenance teams can be used if approval is given by the government of the city.
Due to the rise of the pandemic and with people going to more events as the effect of this global catastrophe resolves, more and more institutes across the world are using forms of online check in through means such as QR codes or otherwise. My goal is to create a universal product that allows people to seamlessly admit themselves into recreational institutes whether the reason for that be due to a government mandate or simply a ticket based entry.
ᗺrightLight is a lamp that utilises colour therapy to improve reading skills for individuals with Dyslexia and ADHD. Around 1 in 10 people experience dyslexia, including myself, and therefore this product is important to me. The lamp will have a coloured sheet inserted, hence changing the colour of the light rays projected onto a surface. The lamp will run on solar power, as today’s society is more inclined to purchase a sustainable product with zero negative effect on the environment. Finding a lamp that aids those with Dyslexia and ADHD is rare, making this product a gap in the market.
There is a limitation on the market for multi-surface distance running shoes that are easy to use, accessible, sustainable, functional on a variety of surfaces, not overly complex and costly and durable. A key feature will be 2-tiered retractable spikes. My goal is to use innovative design to solve or reduce these issues for the young modern performance runner, as well as reduce the need to purchase 6 or more surface-specific shoes per year. I need supporters with experience in complex engineering, sustainable, durable, lightweight materials and shoemaking. Any aid is welcome!