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Ernest Gondarra – IDX Digital Elder 2017

3D Printing, CAD and Design give Ernest the Edge in winning the IDX Award

 Digital Elder 2017  Ernest Gondarra

IDX Award Winner Ernest Gondarra
Modfab @ the IDX Awards with Ernest Gondarra

Congratulations to our star student from ALPA Arnhem Land, Ernest Gondarra, Digital Elder of the Year 2017,  on his success at the first Indigenous Digital Excellence awards!  The inaugural National IDX Awards aim to recognise and reward Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people demonstrating Indigenous Digital Excellence which promote and support new opportunities in communities all over Australia.

The National IDX Awards is an opportunity to showcase what is happening in remote, rural and urban communities, and engage the wider Australian community to recognise and invest in the benefits of increasing Indigenous digital participation.  Ernest was nominated for his 3D design and printing work, which consisted of a superb model  groundwater system for Rio Tinto.  The model was designed as a visual aid to assist Rio Tinto’s engineers to explain projects to people in remote communities.

Indigenous Digital Excellence
Ernest Gondarra with his partly finished commissioned Rio Tinto Model

IDX 3D Printed Trophies

Modfab was honoured to both design and 3D Print all the awards for the IDX Awards night.  Each trophy was unique to its category and multiple 3D printing technologies were employed in their creation.

The IDX Awards night was an extremely well run event, highlighting many exemplary indigenous digital excellence projects run in communities all around Australia.  Indigenous communities are embracing 3D printing, robotics, apps and other technologies to participate in advancing their skills as part of the Indigenous Digital Roadmap. You can contact us with regards to tailoring training @modfab through info@modfab(dot)com(au).

3D Printed IDX Trophies
Modfab proudly designed and 3D Printed the IDX Trophies
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