There’s a new 3D printing contest about to begin, but this one is a little different. The 3D4D Challenge is focused on charity. Organized by techfortrade and sponsored by 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot and 3D printing consultants Econolyst, the contest commences on May 1st.
We can’t say much more about the 3D4D Challenge at this time, simply because the rules will not be posted until May 1st. However, the site does say:
Do you have a transformational idea that could leverage 3D printing technologies to deliver real social benefits in the developing world?
If you have an idea for an ingenious 3D printed water pump or other useful item for the third world, you may want to enter this challenge. What is the prize? Ominously, the site says:
Better still, could your idea steal the $100,000 prize in our international challenge?