- Ability to print at least three different materials, including one that is usefully electrically conductive.
- Ability to print electronic circuit boards.
- Print beds must be of a material which may be reused with minimal refurbishment for at least 20 print cycles.
- Maintain a total materials and parts cost under $200 and that 90% of the volume of the printer parts be printed.
- Demonstrate a build volume of the printer above 300x300x100mm in order to ensure that items of daily utility can be printed.
- The capacity to print a full set of parts for a complete replica of itself within 10 days unattended save for clearing no more than one printer head jam.
- Ability to print autonomously without a PC attached.
- Uses no more than 60 watts of electrical power.
There are almost 20 teams involved and registered already. I have heard good things about all of them. What I want to happen is personal manufacturing to really take off here– so if Humanity+ sees a lot of activity and progress around this, more prizes are in the near future. The Gada Prize is a good place to start because it’s feasible, some of the criteria points have been done before in commercial 3D printers, now it’s time to have it happen in open source hardware. It’s going to be a wild ride!