Win an Objet 3D Printer

By on February 20th, 2012 in Event

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There seems to be a great many 3D printing contests lately, often offering a prize of “your object being 3D printed”. Some even offer a personal 3D printer as a grand prize. But the prize in Instructable’s “Make it Real” contest is a little different. Say, USD$50,000 different: they’re offering a complete Objet 30 3D printer with a six month supply of consumables! Secondary prizes include Up! personal 3D Printers and 3D prints.
What must you do to challenge for this incredible prize? Here’s the rundown:
To enter, post an Instructable that shows how to turn a virtual item into a tangible object. Examples include: 3D printed objects, laser-cut files, and even printed decals using an inkjet printer. So long as something in your project was designed using a computer and turned into a physical object, you are eligible to enter.
That’s a fairly wide open, so lots of possibilities exist for creative readers to get down to it. The entries are judged by a “panel of staff and respected community members”, but may be influenced by member voting, too. 
The “Instructable” is a very complete set of step-by-step instructions to produce an item. Check out Instructables to see examples of what they’re looking for. The contest closes at midnight on April 30. 

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!