Challenge Information

Do you have an idea that can solve a real-world problem? Or would you like to participate in compassionate making? The Ipswich Libraries Makerspace team would love to assist you with a prototype.

We challenge you to use your isolation creativity to design something that can help people, the environment or simply assist with anything you’re passionate about. You can design your model using any software you have access to at home (for example, Paint, Word,, or you can use a good old pen and paper.

Your design, and who or what it will help, is totally up to you. At the end of the challenge, the designs will be judged and we will assist the winner to make a prototype (size limiting). Happy designing!

How to Enter

Create your design at home using any available means (if it is not digital, you’ll need to take a clear photo or scan of the design).

Write a description of your design and how it works.

Upload your design and description on Instagram and tag @ilmakerspaces!

Don’t have Instagram? Email your design and description to us at

Stay tuned to see if you have won!

Entries close 30th of August 2020

Registration Information 


Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!


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