Open Window School Students Create “Best Invention” at World’s First 3D Teen Hackathon

Several current and former Open Window School students participated in the world’s first 3D Teen Hackathon, competing to create innovative products using 3D printing technologies.
Over the course of two days at University of Washington Bothell, participants were given 48 hours to create solutions to common problems faced in schools using 3D printing technologies. The hackathon concluded with a “Shark Tank” like pitch competition on Saturday evening.
One group competed as team Combustible Lemons, sharing their innovative 3D printed Cable Braces to prevent damaged charger cables.
Later in the evening, the second group took the stage as team CScubed (the only all-girl team in the hackathon), and delivered an impressive pitch Frog Friend invention to cut down on water fountain germs.
Both teams did an amazing job, and at the end of the night, the expert panel named team CScubed the grand prize winners for “Best Invention” and were awarded 3D printed medals and a 3D printed trophy.  
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