TOP SEARCH TERMS
CANCEL
TOP SEARCH TERMS
Subtotal:

Reorder

Pattywac Dueling Design Giveaway Winners!

Thingiverse user Pattywac has been running some pretty amazing design giveaways recently.  By pooling his own money with that of other Thingiverse users and coming up with interesting challenges, we’ve seen some pretty awesome results.  Who did Pattywac choose as the winners?  Well, first, a message from the giveaway sponsor himself:

I’d like to thank everyone for entering.  It was a great turnout and there were some awesome designs, it really was hard to pick the winners.  Thanks again to TwoTimes for more than doubling the prize pool.

Anyone that is willing to donate to the prize pool for the next Design Challenge is free to join the discussion in the Makerbot Google Group forum.

-Pattywac

MakerBot Improvement Design Giveaway Winner is…

Z Axis Extender Kit for Makerbot Cupcake by Zydac

Z Axis Extender Kit for Makerbot Cupcake by Zydac

The Z Axis Extender Kit for Makerbot Cupcake by Zydac!  Pattywac said this was a tight race (between community likes, # of copies out there, and printability on the makerbot) but the extender kit won because it goes a long way (pun intended) to improving the Makerbot.

Rubber Bands Design Giveaway Winner is…

Rubber Band Gear Mechanism by Skimbal

Rubber Band Gear Mechanism by Skimbal

Skimbal’s Rubber Band Gear Mechanism!  Pattywac said he chose this one because it had over 40 likes by community members and it has a good future for use in other projects.

Congratulations to Zydac and Skimbal!  Thank you to Pattywac and Twotimes for posting the design giveaways, putting up the giveaway dough, and judging!  I can’t wait for the next one!

Tagged with , , , , 10 comments
 

10 Comments so far

  • Guest
    November 23, 2010 at 2:21 pm
     

    Am I the only one who noticed that the gears are completely useless. They gear the rubber bands potential energy up and then down and then up, completely wasting all of the energy. And what are the extra two gears just stuck in the middle for? It is nothing more than BLING factor that one. Any one could have stuck a bunch of gears together and made them spin using rubber bands.

     
  • Jestin
    November 23, 2010 at 2:45 pm
     

    @Guest

    This is an open community, so someone could use those gears for something if they so choose. What would you use them for? I say put up or shut up. I’m not trying to be mean, I’d actually rather you build something with it.

     
  • Guest
    November 23, 2010 at 3:11 pm
     

    Jestin I would not use it for anything as from an engineering stand point it would be more efficient and do the job better if it was just the first gear and rubber band.
    Any of the following should have won. They were all made by people other than the designer because they were usable.
    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4731
    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4691
    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4674
    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4611
    They were all made by people other than the designer because they were usable. NOT JUST BLING BLING to sway the simple minded. Anyone could have stuck a few gears together and made them turn.

     
  • Luis
    November 23, 2010 at 3:49 pm
     

    I agree with Jestin @Guest. It’s much harder to improve than critique. By all means design a better one and post it, the files are posted.

     
  • Guest
    November 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm
     

    Luis a better one is as simple as remove the redundant gears that go from gearing up to gearing back down. The entire mechanism is a waste of energy. The First part makes sense, the rest is just for show or maybe he has something in mind that he is keeping to himself. Either way even he didn’t answer the questions on the post about the gear ratios, probably because he knows it is all for show.

     
  • Twotimes
    November 23, 2010 at 5:40 pm
     

    The contest never said anything about the mechanism needing to do anything. Also, on all pendulum clocks there is a weight gear train to step down the force of the weight so the clock will run longer between winds. There is no reason that Skimbal’s setup couldn’t do that. Lastly, that was a contest run by another thiniverse member, if you have an issue with the way it ended up, post your own contests and judge them however you like.

     
  • Twotimes
    November 23, 2010 at 5:54 pm
     

    You could also take the mechanism and make your own frame to rearrange the gearing to whatever you like. What’s the point of having a makerbot if you don’t make you own stuff. Make as many derivatives as you like.

     
  • MakerBlock
    MakerBlock
    November 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm
     

    @Guest: I would disagree with your observation.

    If you notice in the video there’s a red mark on the main gear. As Skimbal cranks you see that mark rotate maybe 1.5 times. However, he turns the crank to charge the mechanism nearly a dozen times. I would guess the overall ratio to be around 1:8.

     
  • Drukarka 3D drukuje własne Upgrade | debug
    November 28, 2010 at 4:20 am
     

    […] blog MakerBot więcej na zwycięzców konkursu, a Thingverse instrukcje tego MakerBot wykonane mod […]

     
  • The Christmas Lego Men of Kansas City by Skimbal - MakerBot Industries
    December 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm
     

    […] already remember Michael Curry, aka Skimbal on Thingiverse, from his epic Cathedral Play Set or his rubber band design challenge winning rubber band gear mechanism.  Well, you’re going to love his latest design – […]

     
 

Leave your comment

 
 
 

xhtml: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

 
 

12 months special financing on new
MakerBot 3D printer hardware purchases
with Dell Preferred Account on Dell.com.


Limited-time offer for qualified customers.
Offer Details

12 months special financing on new MakerBot 3D printer hardware purchases is a no interest if paid in full by November, 2015 financing promotion. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the purchase balance is not paid in full by your payment due date in November, 2015 or if you make a late payment. Minimum monthly payments are required during the promotional period. If not paid by end of promotional period, account balance and new purchases will be subject to the Standard APR rates, which range from 19.99% - 29.99% variable APR, as of 8/30/2014, depending on creditworthiness. Offers subject to credit approval and may be changed without notice.

Dell Preferred Account offered to U.S. residents by WebBank, who determines qualifications for and terms of credit. Promotion eligibility varies and is determined by WebBank. Taxes, shipping, and other charges are extra and vary. Payments equal 3% of your balance or $20, whichever is greater. Minimum Interest Charge is $2.00.

All products in your cart at the time of purchase will qualify for the special financing promotion if purchased with Dell Preferred Account between 11-26-2014 through 12/30/2014.

New MakerBot 3D printer hardware purchases are eligible! Refurbished and/or used purchases do not qualify for promotions. Eligible e-value/order codes: A7516721, A7629818, A7598495, A7617635.

Chat
What can we help you with today?
I want to chat with Sales.
I have a question about an existing order.
I have a technical question about my device.
Continue
Existing Orders
For faster service, enter your order number
(found in your confirmation e-mail)
Skip
Submit