(Un)Limited Design Contest!

By on September 2nd, 2009 in blog

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The Dutch FabLabs have organized a design contest that may be of interest to Fabbaloo readers. According to Bas van Abel, Creative Director of the Waag Society:

Why put up with existing products when you can make your own? Today, powerful digital fabrication technology lets you design and build almost anything, and we want to help you make the most of it. Design an object from scratch or redesign an existing one – it’s up to you. Surprise yourself and others, and enter your work in the (un)limited design contest. It’s all about sharing ideas, creativity and blueprints. All in the spirit of open design.

(Un)limited Design Contest invites anybody — designers, makers, amateurs — to submit their own designs in the area of form, fashion and food. If you win, your design will be made available at 0900-Design’s shop and website, and you’ll get help with marketing your product further.

Open design
Unique about the (Un)limited Design Contest is that all designs are open for anybody to be used, re-interpreted and redesigned. These derivative designs are also entitled to take part in the contest — even more: copying and improving designs is strongly encouraged. It’s all about sharing ideas, creativity and expertise. In the spirit of open design, each entry’s instructions and blueprints will be made available on the contest website under a creative commons license.

Just visit one of the FabLabs between 13 August and 12 October and enter the (Un)limited Design Contest 2009. These open high-tech workshops have computers and special computer-controlled prototyping machines you can use to design and 3D-print nearly any object you can imagine.

(Un)limited Design Contest 2009 is a production of Waag Society and Premsela, Dutch Platform for Design and Fashion in cooperation with the Dutch FabLabs and Creative Commons Nederland

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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