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Weekend Contest #13: Connect It! [message #68615] Fri, 24 May 2013 12:36 UTC Go to next message
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(Image: MagSafe Adapter Key Ring by jbobrow)

Have you seen the The Free Universal Construction Kit? It's a super-clever set of connectors that allow you to combine different types of toys. Like hook up your Lego to Fischertechnik. Needless to say, kids love it!

http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/1267-the-free-univers al-construction-kit-3d-printing-interoperability-between-chi ldren.html

What's interesting to me is that the individual manufacturers would never create these connectors. But as soon as you have access to a 3D printer, it's easy to make it yourself!

Taking this one step further, I'm curious what other kinds of objects you would like to connect? The Magsafe Adapter Key Ring is one of my favorites (and its creator Jonathan Bobrow just finished a successful Kickstarter campaign with it, congrats!). Let's see what you guys can come up with during the weekend Smile

Enjoy!

How to Enter

Design something that connects two important things in your life. Post your work here on the forum, and add a picture! Deadline is Monday evening, midnight.

What's the prize?

$25 to use towards your creation, or any other Shapeways purchase.

That's all?

Certainly. Have fun!



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Re: Weekend Contest #13: Connect It! [message #68855 is a reply to message #68615 ] Wed, 29 May 2013 17:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, that contest didn't work so well Smile Was it the topic?

Next weekend, we will have a completely different topic. Wait and see!

Bart


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Re: Weekend Contest #13: Connect It! [message #68900 is a reply to message #68855 ] Thu, 30 May 2013 13:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I thought it sounded interesting, and like an bit of fun.
I think you should re do it this weekend!!.. I would have made something but i didn't see it in time:)
Re: Weekend Contest #13: Connect It! [message #68932 is a reply to message #68900 ] Thu, 30 May 2013 20:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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All of the weekly contests have been great! Surprised I think it's more of a intensive issue as far as participation goes. Smile

If I were a part of Shapeways' upper management I'd give the community managers an allotment of 10 to 25 thousand dollars per year to offer up as prizes. I'd then have that increase to around 500 thousand in later years. The reason is, in the future, whomever obtains the loyalty of the masses when it comes to the designer types, they will be most successful overall. A company who falls behind in this regard could never compete by hiring designers to generate new designs. They could never compete with crowd sourced designs.

Currently, the playing field is fairly even in my opinion. Shapeways nor any of the competitors that have sprung up haven't really begun tapping into the multi billion dollar consumer market. Yet, as things continue to progress, I think that more and more it will be of the utmost importance to get the masses of designers on your side.






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Re: Weekend Contest #13: Connect It! [message #68994 is a reply to message #68932 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 16:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow i really did'nt see this one passing by, cool contest though Crying or Very Sad
Isn't it possible to mail a notification when a new contest opens ?


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Re: Weekend Contest #13: Connect It! [message #69091 is a reply to message #68994 ] Mon, 03 June 2013 07:24 UTC Go to previous message
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GADesign wrote on Fri, 31 May 2013 16:39

Wow i really did'nt see this one passing by, cool contest though Crying or Very Sad
Isn't it possible to mail a notification when a new contest opens ?


I'd really prefer not to.. We're announcing a weekend contest (almost Wink every Friday afternoon, so how about you put a reminder on your calendar and check the forum?

Cheers,

Bart


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