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McMASTER

CAD DESIGNATHON

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February 10-12, 2023

Registration closes on Sunday, February 5th @ 11:59 PM

FIRST IN-PERSON EVENT SINCE 2020

The CAD Designathon hosted by McMaster Design League is back again this year, fully in-person! Join us from the evening of Friday, February 10th to Sunday, February 12th 2023 for a weekend of problem-solving and opportunities to learn more about the CAD industry! In teams of up to 4, you will be applying your technical CAD skills to solve meaningful problems and then be able to present your ideas to a panel of judges. You will also have the chance to grow your portfolio, network with sponsors, and hear from industry speakers, all while creating an exciting new project!

 

Please note that there will not be any in-person sleeping spaces so make your living arrangements accordingly for that weekend if you are attending out of town. We will be serving select meals, but more information about event specifics will be released closer to the event.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us via email (mdlmcmaster@gmail.com) or on our socials, and we look forward to seeing you all at our event!

CAD Designathon

WHAT IS THE DESIGNATHON

Designathon is a weekend-long competition where students tackle a selection of design problems using computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D printing tools. Students generate solutions, build prototypes, and present to judges - all in the course of 36 hours.

4 FRIENDS,  3 DAYS,  1 IDEA

             FORM A TEAM

             CHOOSE A PROBLEM

●             USE CAD TO DESIGN A SOLUTION

             3D PRINT YOUR DESIGN

             PRESENT TO JUDGES

Re-cap

DESIGNATHON 2020

300+

Paticipants from

10+ Institutions

Student Backgrounds:

Engineering, Health

Science, Physics and

many more

80+

Competing

Teams

4

Industry

Challenges

FAQs

MDL's CAD Designathon will be held in person from February 10 to 12, 2023. The event will be on McMaster University's campus in the Peter George Centre for Living and Learning.

When and where?

No - each individual registers on their own! You will register with your team members early during the event itself. We will have a team forming session at the event for you to meet like-minded students. 

Do I need a team to register?

Registration for the 2023 CAD Designathon will close on Sunday, February 5th at 11:59 PM

When does registration close?

We are currently trying to get access to 3D printers to allow participants to rapidly prototype during the event! More information to come soon. 

Does everyone get to 3D print?

No worries! We will have CAD workshops at the start of the event for students at all skill levels. We also have an enthusiastic and knowledgeable technical team that can help and guide you at every step of the way.

What if I don't know how to use CAD?

YES! The designathon is completely free for all students. 

Is it free?

Select meals will be provided. Stay tuned for more info!

Will food be provided?

You will be working in a team to solve problems with some provided by our sponsors! The problems will be presented at the event.  

What will I be working on?

The CAD Designathon is open to ALL students, from high school to graduate level!

Can anyone participate?

Unfortunately, this will not be an overnight event. Please make travel and sleeping accommodations accordingly.

Coming from a different school?

We don't have any restrictions on what 3D CAD programs you use! We just want to see your awesome projects!

Which CAD software am I allowed to use?

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