The Solar3 project received significant funding from Google, the Pacific Telecommunications Council, and
the Internet Society. The team has since traveled to Micronesia to deploy their first solar computer lab
in a box.
This deployment was a success! However, the deployment also revealed several challenges facing the
current box/table design. Before more boxes are ordered and produced, these issues must be resolved.
The purpose of this contest is to redesign this apparatus to better suit the project’s needs. Teams of
one to six people will design a box/table apparatus following the rules below. The team will submit all
relevant materials online (an in-person presentation may be requested if the team feels their design
needs more explanation). The winning team will receive a $300 cash prize and will get to see the
prototyping and deployment of their new and improved design.
Teams may consist of 1-6 members and must be current students of IIT, Vandercook, or Shimer College.
Sept 24: Contest begins; submissions are accepted
Oct 22: Deadline for submissions of materials
Oct 26-28: Team presentations (if requested)
Oct 29: Announcement of winning design
For Full Guidelines, visit: http://tinyurl.com/boxcontestinfo