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THK Monozukuri 0. Award 2022

THK Monozukuri 0. Prize 2022 is now closed for applications.

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Those who are trying manufacturing for the first time are also welcome. Detailed "blueprints" are not required at the time of application. Please submit an application with an "image drawing" of the kind of thing you would like to make! Please submit an application with an "image drawing" of what you would like to make. This is your chance to work with an advisor to give shape to your image.

Examples of past applications:
◎I want to make something useful for life!
◎I want to build a device for research!
◎Let's develop something that can be used in club activities!

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THK Corporation has developed the world's first "LM Guide" based on an original idea and proprietary technology. The LM Guide is a machine element part that enables smooth linear motion by realizing "rolling" of the linear motion part, and is used not only in factory machinery, automobiles, aircraft, robots, and seismic isolation mechanisms of high-rise buildings and houses, but also in the crane part of crane games, which are familiar to everyone. They are also used in the cranes of crane games, which are familiar to everyone.

However, we believe that there are still many issues in the world that can be solved by adding "smooth movement. Therefore, this time we are calling for ideas for creating something that solves the world's problems by utilizing the LM Guide. This is a "creative development type manufacturing" in which junior high and high school students create and develop what they wish they had on their own. The content of the challenge can be anything.

The selected teams will not only receive development fees and the necessary LM Guide, but also THK employees will participate as technical support. We invite you to make the world a better place with your new ideas.

The works of previous applicants for the Science Castle THK Prize for Manufacturing 0. Prize, for example,(Please click here)You can view it from

Application Theme

Manufacturing that solves problems in the world by using the LM Guide.

About LM Guide

The LM Guide is a machine element part that enables smooth linear motion by realizing "rolling" of the linear motion part. It is used not only in factory machines, automobiles, aircraft, robots, and seismic isolation mechanisms of high-rise buildings and houses, but also in the crane part of crane games, which are familiar to everyone. For more information, please refer to the following THK web page.

For more information on the LM Guide,(Please click here)You can view it from

Summary

Subject of application Teams of junior high school students, high school students, and technical college students (3rd year or younger) conducting research activities
Usage Expenses required for research and development (materials, parts, equipment, transportation, etc., excluding food and beverage expenses). However, food and beverage expenses are excluded.)
Research Period After adoption (around June 2022) - end of December
Reference URL https://www.monozukuri-zero.com/science-castle/

Grant Details and Number of Grants Available

Grant details 150,000 research fee + LM guide required
Number of adoptions Max. 10

Application Requirements

Junior high school students, high school students, and college of technology students who wish to take on the challenge of development should apply on their own initiative.
The consent of the school or parent/guardian supporting the research must be obtained.
The applicant must be able to provide information (including contact information) to be included in the application.
During the research period, at least one prototype of a "thing" utilizing the LM Guide must be built (a prototype is not required at the time of application).
The research results must be presented at Science Castle, a conference for middle and high school students hosted by RIVANES, scheduled for December 2022 (to be updated as soon as the detailed schedule is finalized). The presentations will be reviewed by experts, and prizes will be awarded to the best presenters. *Presentations will be held in the Kanto region: transportation expenses will be subsidized.
THK and LEVANES will publish the provided deliverables, reports, photos and videos externally as an introduction.

Timeline

Application period Monday, January 10, 2022~ Monday, May 23, 2022 17:00 [Extended *We accept consultations on what you want to realize, what you are having trouble with, what you want to create, etc. before the following screening flow. During the consultation, RIVANES staff will also work together with you on your application.
examination This will be done by early June 2022. (An online interview will be conducted as the initial screening.)
Time of decision June 30, 2022
Time of payment of research expenses Around the end of June 2022
Payment Method We will transfer the funds to the account designated by the school of the adopted team.
Research Period June 2022~December 2022

Application Process

Register for a LIVERNESS ID

All middle and high school students who wish to apply are required to register all members of the team, whether they are representatives or not, with their RIBANES ID. The Research Grant Entry screen will appear after you log in to your RIBANES ID, so please register with your RIBANES ID.

Register for a LIVERNESS ID

Application Procedure

Please click on the following icon in your LIBANES ID and click on the "New Application" button to complete the application form.


REVANES ID (Research Grant Application Page)

contact information (for inquiries) (e.g. corporate phone number)

Please click the following icon in your Banes ID and click the "New Application" button to complete the application form.

REVANES ID (Research Grant Application Page)

 

If you have any questions about the application or unclear areas, please contact us from below.
Science Castle Research Fund THK Monozukuri 0. Prize Secretariat Riverness Kimura, Inc.
E-mail: [email protected]

adopter

Research Themes Name of Representative school's name
Inexpensive sliding microtome to create Haruto Akase Ehime Prefectural Imabarishi High School
Maritime Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Aiming to be a Pioneer in Marine Debris Collection Tomoki Doi Okayama Gakugeikan High School
Development of hand-pulled noodle-making machine for home use Ohsho Ando Okayama Prefectural Tamano High School
Microplastic collection robot Tanaka Shirei Ginoza Village Elementary School, Okinawa, Japan
Development of an ejection aircraft for short takeoff distance of delivery drones starry-eyed buzzard (Buteo hemilasius) Kaisei High School
Rider Slope Azuma Shohei Kobe Municipal High School of Science and Technology
Development of a Desktop CNC Milling Machine Capable of MQR Cutting for Robot Making in Robot Contest of National College of Technology Tatsuya Matsuura Toyota Technological College
Research on automatic product placement machine using LM Guide Reo Tokugawa Hiroshima Prefectural Hiroshima Junior High School
Creation of a radio-controlled weeding robot to cut grass on slopes Kyogo Takahashi Yamagata Prefectural Murayama Industrial High School
Build a catapult specifically for model rockets. SAKAMOTO, Aozora Yokohama Science Frontier High School Junior High School

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