The CAD Designathon hosted by McMaster Design League is back again this year, fully in-person! Join us from Saturday, January 20th ~ Sunday, January 21st, 2024 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!
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on our socials, and we look forward to seeing you all at our event!
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 24 hours.
4 FRIENDS, 3 DAYS, 1 IDEA
● FORM A TEAM
● CHOOSE A PROBLEM
● USE CAD TO DESIGN A SOLUTION
● PROTOTYPE YOUR DESIGN
● PRESENT TO JUDGES
Science, Physics and
Level of Studies
WHEN AND WHERE?
WHEN: January 20 - 21, 2024
WHERE: McMaster University's campus in the Peter George Centre for Living and Learning.
WHEN DOES THE REGISTRATION CLOSE?
Registration for the 2024 CAD Designathon will close on Sunday, December 1st at 11:59 PM
CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR THIS EVENT?
The CAD Designathon will be accepting volunteers. Stay tuned!
DOES EVERYONE GET TO 3D PRINT?
We are currently trying to get access to 3D printers to allow participants to rapidly prototype during the event as well as other prototyping tools. More information to come soon.
WHAT WILL I BE WORKING ON?
You will be working in a team to solve problems with some provided by our sponsors! The problems will be presented at the event.
IS IT FREE?
YES! The designathon is completely free for all students to attend.
CAN ANYONE PARTICIPATE?
The CAD Designathon is open to high school, undergraduate, and students who graduated no earlier than 2023.
DO I NEED A TEAM IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THE EVENT?
No - each individual applies 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.
WHICH CAD SOFTWARE AM I ALLOWED TO USE?
We don't have any restrictions on what 3D CAD programs you use! We just want to see your awesome projects!
WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE CAD?
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.
COMING FROM A DIFFERENT SCHOOL?
Based on application numbers, we may be providing transportation for select cities. More information will be provided soon. Stay tuned!