The competition challenges makers, designers and space entrepreneurs to collaborate to create open source 3D printed rocket engine to serve the growing market for small payload delivery into low earth orbit. The concept is for teams to work together to design and 3D model a working rocket engine in the software of their choice, using Sunglass.io as a collaboration tool to edit and update the 3D model.
The first prize is $5000 cold hard cash and a student prize of $2500 along with 3D printing courtesy of Shapeways.
Check out the full competition details for judging criteria and rules (no sending puppies into orbit or nuclear power unless you have the correct permits)
I have a beautiful mediterranea lamp by cunicode on my desk and we have numerous other wonderful models in our gallery. This weekend I'd like to see how far your creativity can go, so I challenge you to design a lampshade with a surprise. Maybe it's something in the light pattern on the wall, maybe it contains a moving part powered by the heat of the lamp.. Surprise us and win a $25 voucher!
Valentine's Day may have come and gone, but love is still lingering in the air! Just a reminder about our contest to come up with innovative designs for a 3D printed wedding.
Don't forget to upload your wedding designs by 5PM EST on Thursday February 28th for your chance to win $200 worth of Shapeways 3D Printing!
For tagging, include two tags: "wedding" AND the category tag ("decor," "party favors/gifts" or "bridal accessory"). For instance, decor entries would be tagged "wedding" AND "decor." Though you can include multiple category tags, you can only win in one category - so pick the best one! Remember to include a description of your design, too.
Guest judge Kelly Phillips Badal, senior editor and in-house crafter at Country Living magazine, will join the Shapeways team to pick a winner.
We've had some great entries so far and are very excited to see what else you guys are creating, so be sure to enter soon!
Terms and Conditions:
Free prize draw, closing date: 5pm EST Thursday February 28, 2013 ·
Each winner will receive $200 worth of 3D Printing from Shapeways. ·
Each winner be notified in writing by March 8, 2013. · No purchase
necessary. · Multiple entries allowed. · Entry must be on display to
public to be eligible. · All IP for all entires remain property of the
designer as per standard Shapeways terms and conditions. · All entries,
images, renders and 3D prints may be used by Shapeways for promotional
purposes. · By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to
have accepted and agreed to the conditions. · No cash or other
alternative prizes available. · The prize draw is not open to Shapeways
employees or their families. · The promoters decision is final and no
correspondance will be entered into. · Promoter: Shapeways LLC, 419 Park
Ave South, New York, NY 10016, USA
Happy Valentine's Day! Are you in love with 3D printing? To showcase the love within our community, we're running a contest to see what innovative new designs you can come up with for a 3D printed wedding!
Upload your wedding designs with the tag wedding (and the tag for the category your design falls into) by Thursday February 28th for your chance to win $200 worth of Shapeways 3D Printing.
Full contest details can be found here! We've seen some incredible submissions so far and can't wait to see more!
We're excited to announce Wired's first 3D Print-off! The competition invites you to show off your 3D design skills by sending in original, 3D printable designs. Wired will then post the submissions on Wired.com (how cool!?) and select the ten coolest to print through Shapeways!
This is the perfect chance to showcase your designs with the world. Side note: you will still own all rights to your design after submission. What types of things can you submit? Wired is welcoming ANYTHING you want to make, as long as it is printable and original. iPhone cases, mobius (bacon) strips, action figures, geometric fractal sculptures.. go crazy!
For more contest details, visit Wired.com. In the meantime, what are you waiting for? Get designing.
Calling all NY makers, designers, and engineers in New York City: create designs or prototypes for new products that have commercial potential, and win big!
NYCEDC shares:We are inviting makers across the five
boroughs to submit their product designs and prototypes, and we will award
five months of free studio space provided by sponsor NYDesigns, a prototyping budget, Shapeways
3D printing credits, mentorship, and business support to six finalists
who exhibit the best designs and greatest potential for launching a
successful commercial business. In addition, one Grand Prize winner will
receive an $11,000 cash prize. Visit NextTopMakers.com to learn more and enter this NYCEDC competition by February 13, 2013.
$11,000 in cash, NYDesigns studio space, Shapeways 3-D printing credits, five months of expert mentorship, and more.
We had over 70 entries to the 3D Print Contest for iPhone 5 Accessories with so many fantastic designs it was really hard for us to chose a winner among the high caliber of entries. There was one design that really caught the eye of the Shapeways team. As soon as we pulled one out of the 3D Printer to test it out, everyone was in love...
The product page is great but we really had to share a video so that everyone could see how the design captured our hearts and won $500 worth of Shapeways 3D Printing for the designer....
We are really, really close to signing up our 200,000th Shapeways community member and we know that word of mouth/social networks are the way most people find out about Shapeways 3D Printing in the first place.
We would love for you to help us spread the word so we can connect with our 200,000th Shapeways community member and as an incentive, we will contact the 200,000th member, ask them how they found out about Shapeways, and if you recommended them we will share the 3D printed love right back to you by delivering some special 3D printing to your door.
So this weekend, spread the word far and wide, recommend a friend to Shapeways and we will share the love right back to you.
PS. if the 200,000th person randomly found us, we will contact the 200,001st etc. until we find a social sign up.
Launched by Mayor Bloomberg at the Shapeways Factory of the Future, Next Top Makers is New York City's is challenge makers, designers, and engineers to create product prototypes.
New York's Next Top Makers is a challenge to prototype new designs
that have commercial potential. The goal of the challenge is to support
design-driven production, and promote a culture of innovation and
commercialization within New York City's industrial business, design and
Starting in mid November, makers, designers, engineers and others
will be invited to enter prototypes in the challenge. It is anticipated
that New York's Next Top Makers will be open for submissions until
mid February 2013.
Finalists will be selected by an expert judging panel, and will
receive assistance on the path to commercialization during the studio
phase. Assistance will include studio space from sponsor NYDesigns,
business support, and mentorship from industry experts such as Adafruit
Industries, Honeybee Robotics and Shapeways. It is anticipated that the
studio phase will run from April to August. Judges will award an
additional cash prize to the most promising winner following the studio