Thingiverse citizen Pattywac recently organized a team design challenge called “MakerBot United.” The winning team receives $60.00 from Pattywac plus $100.00 in MakerBot store credit provided by MakerBot Industries! Without further ado, the results are now in!
First, I’d like to apologize for the delay. I have been extremely busy lately and kept putting off the judging and announcement…. until now!
There were some great group entries to the design challenge, but the one that seemed to click (tick?) with the community, had the largest working group, and was one of the more complex entries (yet still well designed) was the “Clockwork Library and Printable Clock Script” by syvwlch. syvwlch collaborated with rustedrobot, barrychuck, and MakerBlock to iterate and improve on the design, making it a great entry for the challenge. The $66 from me (~$6 from various Flattr donations) will be distributed to the team members via Paypal and the rest will be coordinated through MBI. Congrats to everyone for the great entries. I really enjoy seeing the creativity in designs that I hope is at least partially sparked by the design challenges.
Since MakerBlock assists in part of the design challenge process but still wanted to partake, we agreed ahead of time1 that if he was on the winning team his portion of the winnings would be split amongst the remaining team members. This means that the $166 total prize pool will be split between syvwlch, rustedrobot, and barrychuck.
It has been really amazing to watch the evolution of the printable clock. These kinds of cooperative exercises are what open source is about. Rustedrobot and barrychuck were able to print and test multiple components of the printable clock even as they helped contributed to the improvements of the design. The amount of dedication from these guys in printing multiple test rigs and revisions is pretty incredible. And, let’s not forget that Syvwlch has been designing all this time without the benefit of ever getting to use a 3D printer himself – having to completely rely upon his teammates for feedback on the designs!
Congratulations to Syvwlch, rustedrobot, and barrychuck!
- MakerBlock: In case it matters to anyone, I don’t take part in any of the criteria selection, judging, or decision making process. [↩]
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