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Winners Announced in Reality Redesigned Contest Sponsored by 3D Systems

Reality Redesigned 3D Systems Contest

3D Systems recently sponsored a contest called Reality Redesigned which was produced by Edge Factor.

From the 3D Systems blog:

Reality Redesigned provided an opportunity for students to design part of a mountain bike, learn and win a variety of great prizes – plus recognition. The students were part of the entire process, from ideation to the production of the part.  3D Systems printed the full color prototypes of the finalists designs for display at the announcement event. The winner of the contest was chosen by a panel of expert judges and formally announced at RAPID 2012 in Atlanta, GA. What is really exciting is the winning part will be manufactured and tested by a pro rider.  So, not only did the contest engage students in a fun and productive way – it allowed them to use 3D printers!

More from the press release:

“We are thrilled to leverage our full color 3D printing capabilities to inspire innovation and bring student contestants’ creativity and designs to life,” said Cathy Lewis, Vice President, Global Marketing for 3D Systems. “‘Reality Redesign’ is just one more example of 3D Systems’ commitment to education, something we are deeply passionate about as we work to democratize creativity for students at all grade levels and disciplines through access to affordable 3D printers and compelling 3D content.”

Check out all of the winners here.

Below is a video of the 3 top winners.

Below is a video of the grand prize winner Cody with his Thomson to I-beam adapter.

Winners Announced in Global 3D Printing Design Competition by Stratasys

In the eighth annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge hosted by Mineapolis-based Stratasys Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS), students were asked to redesign an existing product or create an original work of art or architecture. Submissions were received from around the globe, including India, Sweden, Romania, and across the US.

Dimension 3D Printing, a division of Stratasys, awarded the winning students cash prizes. Below is a summary of the winners:

1st Place: Pravaah – A Continuous Supply Handpump

Jabalpur, India
Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing

A hand-pump design which not only provides a continuous supply of water and a saving in your utility bills but also provides water during both the phases of pumping.

2nd Place: Diabetic Testing Station

Dearborn, MI
Wayne State University

The main purpose of the DTS is not to replace the users’ current glucometers and lancet pens, rather to provide a product that will house all of their devices. The overall goal is to take the job of the amputees’ caregivers so that the users can be more self-reliant.

3rd Place: Scissors for Right & Left-Handed Users

Lulea, Sweden
Lulea University of Technology

Now, families or schools with both right and left handed people can finally buy universal good working pair of scissors.

It’s exciting to see students driving forward product innovation, and incredible to think that these students truly can dream up any new product they like thanks to 3D printing technology.

Check out all the winners, including Art & Architecture and Middle School submissions at Dimension Printing’s challenge coverage.

Improving Education: 3D Printing Lab Equipment to Help Poor Schools

What can a school do when it does not have the budget to buy proper lab equipment for its students? The team at Tekla Labs believes they have a solution: 3D print your own.

Tekla Labs is an organization formed by students at University of California, Berkeley and has launched a PRINTmyLAB Design Challenge. They are looking for 3D printing blueprint submissions by April 30.

Some suggestions from the website:

1) DIY Alternative: A 3D printing blueprint for an item that can replace a commercial product or a specific component of a commercial product used in scientific laboratories or in scientific/engineering research. Especially helpful if this part tends to break or get lost.
2) Novel Gadget: A 3D printing blueprint for a novel item not commercially available that is of use in scientific laboratories or in scientific/engineering research. Invent! Imagine! Print!

Inspired by a visit to schools in South America that lacked funding and basic equipment for science experiments, the students launched this design challenge to improve education in poor schools.

Read more at Tekla Labs or in a feature by PC World.


Students image used under Creative Commons from lumierefl.

Tinkercad Chess Set Design Contest: Winner Announced!

A few weeks ago, 3D design software company Tinkercad hosted a contest where users could submit their designs for 3D printable chess sets. The winner, announced today, was awarded a MakerBot 3D Printer.

The image above shows the winning submission, called Action Chess by cymon. This innovative design not only is a traditional chess set, but also pays homage to Transformers by allowing chess pieces to be combined into a larger creature.

Congratulations to cymon. Hope to see more creative designs like this soon!