Short description: Haven’t we all bought cheap Chinese rubbish or expensive cell phones designed in California. The common denominator is that you bought electronics that stopped working after an hour or after a couple of years.
Market potential: Europe has a thriving music electronics industry, where products become airelooms. The price tag of a module is 100€ to 2000€ and the expected lifetime is at least 15 years.
Timing: Instead of material recycling of the discarded rubbish, why not reuse the electronics components to supply the European manufacturers of Eurorack modules, a type of standard for music equpment.
Desired result: An upcycling process of the electronics components. The challenge here is to disassemble, classify, sort and repackage components so that they can be used in new production with products labeled ‘Made from Recycled Electronics’.
Information on challenge owner: University.
Keywords: Music Electronics; Recycling; Upcycling; Music equipment