|Weekend contest #21: MakerFaire Panels! Let us show you off AGAIN! [message #73593] Fri, 23 August 2013 21:21 UTC
At SIGGRAPH, our Community Wall was the star attraction in our booth, and it gave me such joy to showcase the work of our talented community.|
So for MakerFaire, I want to go even bigger and better. We would love our booth to have EVERY material represented on the wall, and each panel to be designed by our community. Along with the Model Contest, this weeks Weekend Contest is focuses on showing off the potential of our materials.
So that's where you come in!
We are looking specifically for panels designed for these materials and we want to show off the potential of these materials.
FUD: Show us the details possible, and the moving or interlocking parts!
Full Color Sandstone: bright colors, cool shapes
Alumide: moving parts!
Steel: cool shapes, take advantage of the finish
Ceramics: imagine what a custom tile for your bathroom or kitchen would look like - what do you want to see?
WSF for color: interlocking parts, moving parts.
The restrictions are: (SMALLER THIS TIME SO WE CAN PRINT MORE!!)
Size: 15cm x 15cm x the materials required thickness - (6" high x 6" wide) so about 1/2 foot square. About 5mm thick is good for most materials, but may be thicker for ceramics,
Holes: four holes, one in each corner minimum diameter 5mm - these are so we can connect them together as show in the picture
Complies with all material guidelines
Deadline is uploaded by Wednesday August 28th. Post your entries here with a link to the model!
Each Material will have it's own winners, and there can be multiple winners so multiple prizes of $25 Shapeways bucks are up for grabs!
Lets see even more of your faces on our wall for MakerFaire!
Have a great weekend!
[Updated on: Fri, 23 August 2013 21:29 UTC]
Ex-Shapeways Community Manager <3
|Re: Weekend contest #21: MakerFaire Panels! Let us show you off AGAIN! [message #73776 is a reply to message #73593 ] Wed, 28 August 2013 03:45 UTC
I've added 4 tiles for 4 different materials.|
The first, Star Man, is to be printed in ceramic. It wasn't until I worked on it a while that I noticed a face inside the star.
The second, Rings, is to be printed in FUD. All but the outermost ring can be rotated. Also, when one ring rotates all inner rings rotate with it.
The first image shows it as printed. The second image shows it after rotating each ring 90°.
The third, Headlight, is to be printed in stainless steel. Headlights used to be big heavy glass bulbs with patterns formed on the face of the glass. So, this would be a vintage headlight.
The forth, Ski Lift Chair, is to be printed in Strong & Flexible Plastic. It could be done in any color. Personally, I think white polished would look best.
This is a variation of a desk toy that I am working on. The arm rest can either be locked in the up position like when there are no riders. Or in the down position when in use. It also hangs freely inside the tile framework.
[Updated on: Wed, 28 August 2013 05:31 UTC]
|Re: Weekend contest #21: MakerFaire Panels! Let us show you off AGAIN! [message #73835 is a reply to message #73593 ] Thu, 29 August 2013 02:26 UTC
This panel highlights several wood carver whimsies that are a pain to make using a block of wood and hand tools. So why not make them the modern way with 3D printing? This panel is best made in strong & flexible or alumide.|
This other panel was designed for FCS. It has a hexagonal hive pattern embedded in a contoured block with black and yellow wasp-like stripes. You need to supply your own wasps.
|Re: Weekend contest #21: MakerFaire Panels! Let us show you off AGAIN! [message #74423 is a reply to message #74414 ] Sun, 08 September 2013 12:49 UTC
LIkewise - keep us updated on the next opportunity.|
I look forward to seeing all these fantastic panels at MakerFaire NYC!