||3D Design Challenge
3D printing is enabling makers to push the limits of creativity as they explore connections between computer-aided design and the physical world. Now it is your turn to leverage this new technology and design a 3D printable object that showcases the best of what the New Jersey’s maker community has to offer.
The 2016 Buildtak Design Challenge Theme is robots! You are challenged to design a 3D model of any type of robot your creativity and imagination can conjure up! Using any 3D design software, create an object that can be 3D printed. Once you have finished your design, email a copy of the .stl file to firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not need a 3D printer to participate in the 3D design challenge! We will be accepting submissions starting December 7, 2015, and the deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm on March 19, 2016. (Printable Flyer - BuildTak 3D Design Challenge)
The following information will be required for all emailed submissions:
- Use subject line "Buildtak 3D Design Challenge"
- Full Name
- Email address
- Which category you are submitting for ("Up to age 13" or "Age 14 to Adult")
- Attached copy of an original 3D model design in .STL format
Judging and Contest Rules: This contest is only open to NJ residents (must be able to validate your NJ address to receive prizes). Entries will be judged on how well they fit the NJ Makers Day challenge theme of "robots," creativity, and quality. Designs should be printable using PLA or ABS plastic and fit into a box no bigger than 5.5 inches on each side. Designs must be original. Models downloaded from Thingiverse, Shapeways, or other modelsharing services will not be considered. Designs will be judged in two categories: (1) Up to 13 years old and (2) 14 years old to adult.
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded in both age categories. Winners will be notified by the email provided in with the submission. Select contest winners will also have their models produced as 3D prints and exhibited in locations around the state for public viewing. A very big thanks to our NJ Makers Day sponsor Buildtak and the partnership of the Bergen Makerspace for powering this challenge!