Chalk it Up!
Teammates: Galilea von Ruden
Skills: CAD, soldering, drilling and mounting brackets, wiring, programming a 2d motion system
Every year, MIT runs a hardware hackathon. I participated in 2018, and in 2020 a friend and I decided to apply for their virtual competition. In 24 hours, we made a concept pitch and presentation for our project, a chalk CNC. We won $500 to develop our prototype in two weeks.
This project was inspired by seeing chalk drawings around LA used to build a sense of connection and togetherness during the isolation of the pandemic.
Our work is showcased in the video linked below: