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Dueling Contests: Rubber Bands - $100 atm

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Dueling Contests: Rubber Bands - $100 atm by pattywac Oct 21, 2010

Description

This is the first of two contests with a current prize pool of $100.

All submissions to this contest need to use one or multiple rubber band(s) in some way to enable the printable side of the submission to do something cool/neat/funny/novel.

Some people asked for more time on the last competition so they could have more time to focus and channel their powers of design..... so this one ends in 3 weeks and 3 days (Sunday, Nov 14).

If you are feeling generous and want to spur creativity, feel free to donate to the prize pool. Last time we more than doubled the prize..... plus my $50 feels sad and lonely.

Thanks to twotimes for upping the prize pool to $100 total

Find the other contest here:
thingiverse.com/thing:4528


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Rubber bands are known for its stretchable capacity. Due to its elasticity, when stretched and released it can regain its original shape again. Rubber bands are used to bind products together and create bundles. They are made out of natural rubber and available in various sizes and colours. The dimension of rubber bands are determined based on its dimension. These products are widely used in military , industrial purposes, animal husbandry,etc. www.rubber-sales.com

Congrats Skimbal, your Rubber Band Powered Gear Mechanism won the contest, PM me with your paypal info.

Link to the Design Contest winner:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Sorry for the long delay. I've been out of the coutry and with almost no Internet for the past 8 days. We'll have a decision by Monday (22nd) night.

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Instructions

Here are the rules:
1. Needs to be printable on a makerbot
2. Needs to use rubber bands in some way. (preferably not too far from your average rubber band)
3. Post submissions on thingiverse by 5pm cst Sunday, Nov 14
4. Post a comment to this thing with a link to your submission
5. Seriously anything that uses rubber bands in some way.....

The prize is $100 in the makerbot store. Everyone that donates towards the prize will take part in picking the winner but will rely heavily on user feedback. Multiple submissions are allowed.

Extra points for submissions that use licenses which allow derivatives or have no restrictions on use and for submissions that supply generic prt or obj files along with the standard STL file.

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davidjohn on Oct 17, 2013 said:

Rubber bands are known for its stretchable capacity. Due to its elasticity, when stretched and released it can regain its original shape again. Rubber bands are used to bind products together and create bundles. They are made out of natural rubber and available in various sizes and colours. The dimension of rubber bands are determined based on its dimension. These products are widely used in military , industrial purposes, animal husbandry,etc. www.rubber-sales.com

pattywac on Nov 24, 2010 said:

Congrats Skimbal, your Rubber Band Powered Gear Mechanism won the contest, PM me with your paypal info.

Link to the Design Contest winner:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

pattywac on Nov 22, 2010 said:

Sorry for the long delay. I've been out of the coutry and with almost no Internet for the past 8 days. We'll have a decision by Monday (22nd) night.

Linkreincarnate on Nov 21, 2010 said:

So umm who won?

Anonymous on Nov 17, 2010 said:

You might remember the excellent rubber band motors from Scientific American- I've posted two of them here (see the bottom of each page)

http://www.genuineideas.com/Ha...
http://www.genuineideas.com/Ha...

twotimes on Nov 15, 2010 said:

Sorry to jump in but competition is closed for judging. Pattywac and I are going to take a few days for judging. Great job everyone!

Skimbal on Nov 15, 2010 said:

Rubber Band Powered Gear Mechanism

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Benjamin on Nov 15, 2010 said:

OLAF (One Leg Articulated Frog)

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

j_siegel on Nov 11, 2010 said:
SayNoToMakerbot on Nov 12, 2010 said:

I'm glad to see someone else has the inventing spirit. :)

Linkreincarnate on Nov 8, 2010 said:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

The 3d printed arms race is over. I give you The Flamethrower... 8-)

Linkreincarnate on Nov 8, 2010 said:

Sublime if it wins, since it's a derivative of your pencil gun, I'll split the prize with you. I realize what I am doing is tantamount to bidding what the last guy bid plus 1 on the price is right... :-$

j_siegel on Nov 8, 2010 said:

I'd like to enter this bow and pencil: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

jtbarclay on Nov 4, 2010 said:

My submission, Printable Van de Graaff Generator.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

twotimes on Nov 1, 2010 said:

Hey Sublime,

Off topic to the rant, about snapping together, I've been using a .35mm per side spacing (dimension came from Zydac) in tabs and slots and it has been working very well.

SayNoToMakerbot on Nov 2, 2010 said:

Sorry I just realized what you meant was to use .35 as my clearance in all snap together parts?

SayNoToMakerbot on Nov 2, 2010 said:

May I ask which design? I'm assuming the airplane!

Benoit on Nov 1, 2010 said:

Hi! Here's a ball, the Qball:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Anonymous on Oct 30, 2010 said:

Stop hating, I asked a simple question to pattywac. I didnt mean to make you upset.

'nuff said, im waiting for a reply from pattywac.

pattywac on Oct 31, 2010 said:

Your answer has been in the instructions the whole time...

Anonymous on Oct 30, 2010 said:

Shouldnt there be a rule on how many submissions you can make?

SayNoToMakerbot on Oct 30, 2010 said:

Is the contest not to spur creativity? Is it my fault you can't come up with any ideas? Would you rather it only be the first two things?Last but not least, you may see this as me having an unfair advantage but It also may just dilute the amount of possible votes per item of my own!

P.s. I am not a professional and have only been learning 3D software for just over a month so I have no unfair advantage over anyone else that has the mental capacity to learn. Quit hating!

Linkreincarnate on Oct 30, 2010 said:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Rubber Band Battery. Or Retractable Cord

Linkreincarnate on Oct 30, 2010 said:

Or lighterleash or rubberband powered wheel

pattywac on Oct 28, 2010 said:
SayNoToMakerbot on Oct 28, 2010 said:

Sorry I was bored and made another. http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

SayNoToMakerbot on Oct 29, 2010 said:

Added a revised version http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

SayNoToMakerbot on Oct 26, 2010 said:

I've come up with another one. http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

justjoheinz on Oct 25, 2010 said:

Hmm, my slingshot is under pressure. A semiautomatic gun and a crossbow - it seems that everyone connects rubber bands with a wonderful opportunity to tease someone. Would my 20mm test cube disposing slingshot also qualify as a Makerbot improvement?

pattywac on Oct 25, 2010 said:

Only if you make a mount for it.....

SayNoToMakerbot on Oct 25, 2010 said:
justjoheinz on Oct 25, 2010 said:

Here is mine:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

A slingshot for 20mm test cubes and other debris lying around your build area. It uses a thick rubber. Is this eligible for the contest?

jeffkohrman on Oct 24, 2010 said:

Semi-Automatic Rubber Band Gun http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

twotimes on Oct 21, 2010 said:

Here you go, I wouldn't like your $50 to feel sad and lonely so I donate $50

(Honestly, I ordered a compact plastruder with the prize from the bearing contest and I thought the best place for the rest of the winnings to go was to invest in people making cool stuff)

pattywac on Oct 21, 2010 said:

Is this separate from the $50 for the Makerbot Improvement contest? I thought thats where you wanted your $50 to go to.

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