The world’s first hockey Make-a-thon
A weeklong ideation workshop
Rethink the Rink kicked off in March 2018 with the world’s first hockey Make-a-thon – a weeklong workshop hosted at Carnegie Mellon University’s Makerspace in Pittsburgh.
Diverse teams of Carnegie Mellon engineering students were challenged to explore how advancements in material science can improve the safety of hockey dasher boards, reducing player impact without compromising puck performance. Not an easy task!
They had less than four days to develop, design and prototype safer dasher board solutions, tapping into Covestro materials and technical expertise. At the end of the week, the teams presented their creative ideas during an awards ceremony at the Penguins’ practice facility.
Watch the video below to hear what attendees had to say about the results!