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Thingiverse Challenges

MakerBot Mars Base Challenge

Could you live on Mars? Certainly not without great design and engineering. That's why we, in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, are excited to present the Makerbot Mars Base Challenge. Taking Mars’ extreme cold, high radiation levels, lack of oxygen, and frequent dust storms into consideration, design a utilitarian Mars base that can withstand the elements and maybe even make you feel at home, despite being 140 million miles away from Earth, on average.

Learn more about Mars and what kind of home could actually sustain life there on the Imagine Mars site.

Upload your design to Thingiverse with the tag #MakerBotMars between May 30th and June 12th. Entries must be tagged #MakerBotMars to be considered and will be judged by a subjective panel of NASA-JPL and MakerBot employees on scientific feasibility, creativity, and printability.

Learn more about Mars at the Mars Facts site.

Challenged Closed

Deadline: Jun 12, 2014 11:59 PM EDT

Total Entries: 220

Challenge Winners

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Prizes

First prize is a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. Three winners will receive spools of MakerBot Filament (Three spools for first place, two for second, and one for third) and have their design featured on Thingiverse.
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