MakerBot Used by College Students to Prototype Water Purifier
If there is one thing we love, it’s hearing about amazing students doing great things with a MakerBot! There is a student-led organization at Auburn University using MakerBot to solve the potable water crisis in the developing world.
Our support team here in the BotLair got a service request yesterday, and after digging around, we’re intrigued. The Innovative Humanitarian Products Organization is a group born out of a project by Grant Moore, who was a student in the Business Engineering Technology program at Auburn. Grant used his Thing-o-Matic to prototype his group’s Advanced Liquid Purification System (ALPS). Apparently, having a MakerBot on hand meant he could print a box to hold all the parts of the system he envisioned. Looking at some Facebook pictures, it seems IHPO may have used their 3D printer for more parts than just the box.
Here’s a slideshow to give you some more background on the group. We’ll update more as we get additional information about this great project!
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