The contest called for a upload an “ironic, backward, cynical, or comically self-defeating 3D designs in watertight stl format,” and indeed brought out some of the most creative Things on Thingiverse of any competition we’ve been a part of.
At stake were a Makerbot Replicator, a one-year Cadjunkie Pro Membership, and an EvD Tshirt!
The gents at EvD have a special edition podcast up today that you must listen to! The very enjoyable 26 minutes features Al Dean of Develop3D Magazine who said the competition saw submissions that he “not only want[s] but need[s] and lust[s] after.”
After reviewing all the 183 (one hundred eighty three!) submissions that cadjunkie’s Adam O’Hern said primarily sought to “insult, denigrate, damage and destroy” iPhones, SolidSmack.com’s Josh Mings says he was overjoyed with the members of Thingiverse for having “more wit and sarcasm than any community I know.”
Without any further ado, please direct your ears to Episode 33 of ENGINEERvs.DESIGNER, where you will hear all the hilarious highlights of the contest and an interview with the winner!
UPDATE! The judges announced in the podcast that the winner of this contest was Thingiverse user aubenc, for his perfectly-executed design iFlail! The description says it’s a perfect accessory, if you’re into medieval war. Plus, as aubenc notes, “you will most probably have no pockets in your armor.” Genius.
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