As a little girl Monique loved to escape in books and music. She dreamt away in the fantasy and science fiction worlds of the future. In books nothing was impossible.
For music she loved her walkman. Too bad hers always broke down. Monique opened them up to try to repair them but was flabbergasted by all the little gears, levers and springs and how they all worked together. She never succeeded in repairing a walkman but her fascination for technics was born.
Monique believes technics can help shape our future. For example 3d printers can enable people to make stuff exactly like they need it. Stuff that can enable them to do things they never could before. Stuff that they can adapt, update and repair themselves. Stuff that fits their needs so perfectly that they do not want a new thing every year. Monique is exploring what 3d printers and lasercutters can do and trying to find out how they can help us create a more sustainable future.
Do you have an idea? Let her know.
Monique studied Industrial design engineering, envisioned an intelligent cane for the blind and investigated robotics for healthcare. She gained hands on experience in a fablab and as an engineer in small and big firms. Now she is an independent designer always on the lookout for inspiring projects.
I Am A…Maker, Engineer, Designer
Tools I Use…
Printers: Mowi, Ultimaker
Design Programs: Inventor, Inkscape, OpenSCAD, Solidworks, Nx
3D Design Skill Level