Design Challenge

Design + Prototype Solutions for Animals at Vilas Zoo

Registration now closed!

If you participate, you’ll receive FREE 3D Prints, Materials, Access to the Makerspace

Prizes, pizza

Learn to use the tools in the Makerspace – no prior experience needed

Why: Animals need design solutions, too! Help zoo staff problem solve common issues, from giraffe and primate enrichment feeders, to temperature and humidity trackers inside animal enclosures.

What: Design and build your prototype for the zoo over the course of the semester at UW Makerspace using 3D printers, the laser cutter, electronics, the machine shop, and/or others!

When: October 10 – December 14, 2022. Work on the project when you have time during Makerspace hours (no set schedule)

Where: UW-Madison Makerspace (215 N Randall Ave)

Who: Current UW Madison students from all majors. You can form your own team or we’ll help you find others.

*Each participant will receive a MiniMart budget when officially participating.

*Join us for a kick off on October 10th 5-7pm for pizza, (optional) team forming, and project presentations.