Thai Students Create 3D-Printed GPS Alms Bowl

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Students in Thailand have designed an alms bowl for monks with GPS tracking, allowing villagers to view the route of monks for almsgiving in the mornings.

According to a report in Lao Post, students from Suan Bun Yopatham Lamphun School in Lampang, Thailand, won first prize in innovation in a national engineering skills contest with the creative idea.

The idea of the GPS-enabled alms bowl was aimed at restoring a community lifestyle for Buddhists in Thailand, according to the students.

A special cap for the alms bowl was designed and printed with a 3D printer to replace the original. It can be removed for cleaning and can be used to contain food as well.

A special application is used to track the location of the monks as they make their rounds in the mornings, allowing villagers to prepare.

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