EARTH DAY is this Sunday, April 22nd and to celebrate, this week we’ll be sharing some awesome examples of makers doing their part to save the planet, and giving you ideas for ways you can participate.
This afternoon, we want to draw your attention to a fun contest that falls right into the Earth Day mission.
MAKE Magazine recently partnered with Schick to launch the Project Remake Contest to find the next great green maker. The contest wants to recognize ingenious ideas for making old things into new things. Whether your thing is de-soldering legacy motherboards for their reusable components, building furniture out of reclaimed plastics, or fabricating sculpture from waste objects, enter Project Remake for the chance to win one of 5 MakerBot Replicators!
One Grand Prize winner will receive (in addition to a Replicator) an expenses-paid trip for two (and their winning project!) to World Maker Faire in New York City this September.
Project Remake is already accepting entries, and will continue to run until May 14. The countdown is on!
As you think about what you might submit, remember that projects may be functional, utilitarian, or simply beautiful. This is a great opportunity for those in the MakerBot community who love to work on less artistic things. Ultimately, submissions will be judged against the following criteria:
- Originality & Creativity
- Alignment with the goals of Project Remake
- Media & Public Interest
Are you ready? Are the gears turning? Then go get started here!
Lastly, we must include this note to our international readers: to be eligible to win, you must be a legal resident of one of the 50 US states or the District of Columbia, and be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Complete rules can be found online here.
Go get ‘em, Makers!
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