Monday, March 31, 2008

Trash to Treasure

Imagine transforming stuff from your recycling bin into the next big thing and winning $10,000 for your innovative design.
Design Squad, PBS’s engineering and design competition show, and Intel have joined forces with By Kids For Kids to give young people the opportunity to do just that.
The nationwide Trash to Treasure competition will launch at on April 1 to coincide with the television series’ premiere of season two and will run through June 30.
Fabric, paper, plastic, small electronics, wheels, clamps, springs, batteries, hardware, wood, cardboard … just about anything is fair game.
The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 provided by the Intel Foundation and a trip to the development lab at Continuum, an award-winning international design and innovation consultancy, to build a prototype of his or her Trash to Treasure design.
The Design Squad Trash to Treasure contest will challenge kids of all ages to take everyday discarded or recycled material and re-engineer it into functional products. The product can move things or people, protect the environment or be something kids can play with.

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