A new balloon stuffing machine has been created by a group of young Australian engineers and is being used by a number of universities.
The $5,000 machine can manufacture 1,000 balloons each and can also be used to create balloon packages, which are the perfect gift for grad students, said the project’s lead designer, Ryan Wahl.
Graduates of the University of Sydney have been able to use the machine to create graduation balloons, which they can then use to gift to their friends or family, Wahl said.
“Our goal is to have balloons that are as useful as Christmas presents and that are something that we can put to good use,” he said.
The balloons are made from recycled cardboard, paper and polystyrene and are packaged with food-grade polyethylene.
Students at the University have been using the machine at their graduation ceremony for about three years, Wäldström said.
They were told by the university that the balloon machine would be available in October.
A group of students at the Sydney University of Technology are the first to use balloons to make graduation balloons.
The project’s main focus is the use of plastic balloons as part of the balloon package, Wausch said.
“They are not just a fancy thing for decoration but they are a great gift to the grad students that are attending,” he added.
University of Sydney students and alumni have been working on the project for about a year, Wels said.
He said the balloons were not a new concept and had been around for a while.
“I think it’s something that people have been talking about for a long time,” he told the ABC.
“This project really just shows us that there is a lot of demand for something like this and it is actually getting a lot more popular.”
We’ve had a few graduates that have sent in their own balloons, but we’ve also had a couple that have come in with their own packages.
“Students at Monash University in Melbourne have been sending balloons to their university, as well as to students at universities around the country.
The balloon package is an essential part of many university graduation ceremonies, with students sending their friends and family a variety of balloons and decorations.
In an attempt to keep the balloons as lightweight as possible, the Monash students have used a balloon filling machine.
The students at Monassa said they would like to see balloons used more widely.
They have also worked with university staff to make sure that the balloons have the same quality as other balloons, Waisch said, adding that the students would also like to take the project further.”
It’s definitely something that will help us as a group and we will see what we can do together,” he joked.”
Graduates and their families, we would love to have this in the future.