EvD is putting on the contest of the year and giving you a chance to kickstart your project with a design pack worthy of the excellence spewing forth from your brain pan!
Have you ever wanted to make your own toy? Or, maybe you already have an idea for one? Now is your chance to make it happen. We're not stopping at just designing it though, oh no. With this contest, you'll be able to get it in your hand, plus have the tools and resources to get your project ready for a crowdfunded product launch or begin making and selling it through Ponoko. Here's how it works...
Details: Simple. Create the coolest laser cut toy ever imagined.
- Think about aspects that make it both attractive to kid makers and older makers
- Look through other laser cut Kickstarter projects that have been successfully funded
- Look through Ponoko's 2D design guide http://www.ponoko.com/make-and-sell/design-it-yourself
- Check out also WoodMarvels site for inspiration (Over 70 toys!) http://www.woodmarvels.com/category/toys
Multiple entries may be submitted. (each submission counts as an entry!)
Any medium is allowed, physical or virtual, so long as it communicates the design of an actual lasercut prototype: cut paper, cardboard, styrene, balsa wood, ginger bread, Sketchup, 123D, Rhino, SpaceClaim, SolidWorks, NX, or anything else you can think of... whatevs!
Only entries uploaded to GrabCAD library through this Challenge page will participate in the competition. Tag your files with “lasercuttoy” when uploading it to GrabCAD. Only entries with valid tag will participate!
This Challenge starts on Monday, October 8th, 2012
This Challenge ends on Monday November 12, 2012
All submissions must be made between Monday, October 8th (12am PDT) and Monday, November 12th, 2012 (11:59pm PDT)
Please include a universal CAD format, such as STEP or IGES, in the upload.
The winners will be announced before December 12th, 2012 on this Challenge page.
Lenovo W530 mobile workstation + SpaceClaim Engineer license + entry cut by Ponoko + subscription to Develop3D + Pro membership at cadjunkie.com
Ponoko Making Voucher worth $50
Premium cadjunkie.com membership
GrabCAD T shirt
Judging will be done by EvD and sponsors. Grand prize and runner-up prizes will be announced Monday, November 19th, 2012 on SolidSmack.com and sponsor sites.
Lenovo is a US$21 billion personal technology company and the world’s second-largest PC vendor with more than 26,000 employees in more than 60 countries serving customers in more than 160 countries. http://lenovo.com
SpaceClaim has become the leader in 3D Direct Modeling solutions for rapid concept design and geometry manipulation, with adoption rates within engineering, product development, and manufacturing companies soaring. http://www.spaceclaim.com
Ponoko is an online service for manufacturing.
DEVELOP3D is a print and digital resource which tracks the essential technologies used throughout the entire product development process. http://develop3d.com