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IDX - Idaho Exhibition of Ideas

IDX - Idaho Exhibition of IdeasOpportunity Goals & Objectives

The goal of Idaho Exhibition of Ideas (formerly FabSLAM Student Showcase) is to equip students with the practical, technical, and creative skills needed to engage with real-world problems of today and tomorrow.

Brief Description

The Idaho Exhibition of Ideas is a public showcase where teams comprised of students grades 5 through 9 present their solution to a real-world challenge using 3d design and printing technology. Each year a unique theme is announced, and teams of four to six students work for multiple weeks on designing a unique and innovative solution to present to a team of judges at the Exhibition.

View a short video announcing the theme of Accessibility and Equity for the Visually Impaired.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. A Student's Choice project will also be awarded.

Requirements & Eligibility: Only educators who have successfully completed a FabSLAM 3D Design and Fabrication Workshop are eligible to bring a student team to IDX. Teams are limited to four to six students in grades 5 through 9.

STATUS: Closed

 

Three Regional Exhibitions:
Spring 2021 - Locations TBD

Funding Schedule

Open: TBD
Close: TBD
Award date: pending
Program Manager: Erica Compton

Requirements: Only educators who have successfully completed a FabSLAM 3D Design and Fabrication Workshop are elibible to bring a student team to IDX. Teams are limited to four to six students in grades 5 through 9.

2019 IDX Sponsors

1st Place

1st Place – 3D Tech Doves, Pepper Ridge Elementary School, Boise

Project: Daily Student Schedule adapted with Braille elements

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2nd Place

2nd Place – The BARD, Rock Creek Elementary, Twin Falls

Project: A belt with sensors that will beep within one foot of any type of object except cotton.

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3rd Place

3rd Place – P.A.W.S., Christine Donnell School of the Arts, Boise

Project: Word, sentence or story builder for braille.

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Student's Choice

Student's Choice

Student’s Choice – Soap on a Rope, Burley Junior/Senior High School

Project: Tool to assist visually impaired in identifying correct product in the shower.

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Student's Choice

1st Place

1st Place – SRMS, Snake River Middle School, Blackfoot

Project: Shopping sensor alerts to correct aisle and items on shopping list.

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2nd Place

2nd Place – Scribbled Mushrooms, Madison Junior High School, Rexburg

Project: Magnified Book Guide

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3rd Place

3rd Place – Filament Dudes, White Pine STEM Academy, Ammon

Project: Auditory Measuring Cup

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Student's Choice

Student’s Choice – The Little Crainiacs, Donald J Hobbs Middle School, Shelley

Project: Proximity Sensor Fanny Pack

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1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Student's Choice

1st Place/Student's Choice

1st Place – Elementary Pink Bananas, J. Russell Elementary School, Moscow

Project: Proximity sensor for a cane that alerts to overhead hazards.

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2nd Place

2nd Place – Team Wolverine, Lean Whitmore Elementary School, Moscow

Project: Braille Keyboard Covers

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3rd Place

3rd Place – Conch, Inc., Genesee Jr./Sr. High School, Genesee

Project: Customized Animal Figurines with Braille Baseplate Descriptions

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1st Place/Student's Choice

2nd Place

3rd Place

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