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Design a 3D printer filament extruder under $250 & win $40,000 (plus other goodies)


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This caught my attention - it's a big prize. However, I am skeptical.

Went over to istart and inventables to try get more information. They claim that the judging is objective, but there are a lot of details that remain undefined about what the machine must do. Numerous comments on the Inventables blog to that effect.

Further, I went to the Kauffman Foundation website where they list the grants that they are giving in 2012, and there is no mention of Inventables or iStart, or anything to do with a filament extruder.

I hope this is real, but plan to dig deeper before investing time or money, or shipping an actual machine to Inventables (as they require for the contest!)
#1 howard on 2012-06-08 19:03 (Reply)
well said...lot of $ but it's also a lot of work. Please keep us updated as to any legitimacy issues you may find. Thanks!
#1.1 Anonymous on 2012-06-08 19:24 (Reply)

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