From the Oregon Institute of Technology, S.L.A.M’s mission is to leverage a toy (the marshmallow launcher) into an exciting STEM experience for children.
S.L.A.M is Avery McMillian a graduating senior in the mechanical engineering department at OIT.
Describe your invention?
S.L.A.M stands for Semi-automatic Launching Attachment for Marshmallows. It converts a PVC pipe DIY marshmallow launcher from a slow to load and launch toy into a fast-paced fun experience by only adding one more connection.
What is the specific environmental, social, or community problem your team seeks to address?
Creating interest in STEM for young kids, and help families have activities to do as a family.
What is the market for your team’s invention?
The market is Do it Yourselfers. People who like to work with their hands and build fun projects.
If your team wins InventOR, what is your plan for the prize money?
Finalize the Minimum viable product and begin market testing.