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Dueling Contests: Makerbot Improvement - $65 atm

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Dueling Contests: Makerbot Improvement - $65 atm by pattywac Oct 21, 2010

Description

This is the second of two contests with a current prize pool of $65.

All submissions to this contest need to be an improvement for the Makerbot. A few examples but not requirements are: xy-stage improvements, wobble arresters, legs, circuit board holders, etc.

As with the other contest, 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.

Find the other contest here:
thingiverse.com/thing:4527

Thanks to Twotimes for adding $50 to the $15 I put in.

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Wow! That's great! I'm super pleased!

By the way, great competition - I want to make most of the other entries!

Congrats Zydac, your Z Axis Extender Kit for Makerbot Cupcake won the contest, PM me with your paypal info.

Link to Design Challenge winner:

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

Decisions will be posted on the Makerbot blog tomorrow morning.

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Instructions

Here are the rules:
1. At least part of it needs to be printable on a makerbot (obv you can't print circuit boards or motors (atm anyway))
2. Needs to be an improvement for the Makerbot in some way. (cupcake or thing-o-matic, but there are a lot more cupcake users out there to beef up your Thing rating)
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. Makerbot Improvement is the idea

The prize is $65 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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pattywac on Nov 24, 2010 said:

Congrats Zydac, your Z Axis Extender Kit for Makerbot Cupcake won the contest, PM me with your paypal info.

Link to Design Challenge winner:

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

Zydac on Nov 25, 2010 said:

Wow! That's great! I'm super pleased!

By the way, great competition - I want to make most of the other entries!

pattywac on Nov 22, 2010 said:

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

pattywac on Nov 23, 2010 said:

Decisions will be posted on the Makerbot blog tomorrow morning.

Fido on Nov 15, 2010 said:
randyy on Nov 14, 2010 said:

Another late entry. This is a quick release kit for the XY stage, allowing you to completely remove the XY stage from your bot in less than a minute with no tools, to perform maintenance, cleaning, or experiment with new designs.

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

tinkerings on Nov 14, 2010 said:

Last minute entry (?):

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

Mechanical endstop PCB (which you'll soon be able to by from makerbot without my changes) and the printed pieces to make them work as a Z-down endstop. I'm still working on full homing, but thought I'd enter what I had.

Enjoy!

Fido on Nov 11, 2010 said:
Zydac on Nov 10, 2010 said:

Here's my entry: Z axis mega lifter kit

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

Fido on Nov 9, 2010 said:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... My first entry. (if this qualifies for beeing a derivative)

Been having a lot of trouble with printing and the need for this came up when I was printing the other entry.

3xtrusi0n on Nov 3, 2010 said:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... my thing for this contest

SayNoToMakerbot on Oct 29, 2010 said:

I don't own a cupcake so making upgrades is difficult but how about this. http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

pattywac on Oct 28, 2010 said:
ZaphodBeeblebrox on Oct 27, 2010 said:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi.... It's a ball bearing that the machine uses. And it's printable on the machine! On all machines, Repraps and rapmans included. Designed from the stats on McMaster...

twotimes on Nov 1, 2010 said:

Hey ZaphodBeeblebrox,

I have a dumb comment, make sure when adding a wed address to not put a period after the address because then the link doesn't work.

So your link should be: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Wajazn on Oct 25, 2010 said:

I designed this before the contest started but I figure it's worth throwing in:

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

pattywac on Oct 25, 2010 said:

nice..... wish i would have seen this when i installed my relay board a few weeks ago

tinkerings on Oct 24, 2010 said:

My submission is a circuit board, so hopefully it counts. ;)

It's a stepper driver board that increases your Cupcake's resolution by 8x and makes it way quieter. (The Thing-O-Matic will get a 2x improvement, even.)

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

twotimes on Oct 24, 2010 said:

You could argue that you could print the board with the unicorn...

Anonymous on Oct 24, 2010 said:

Um..that violates rule number one lol but thats amazing!! 1/16th of a step!!

Anonymous on Oct 23, 2010 said:

hey jw only a couple parts are printable on makerbot the rest are being printed on my schools dimension 3d uprinter, is that approvable with you? also it requires you buy some extra parts from MBI's store...for around $100.

Anonymous on Oct 23, 2010 said:

Also does it matter if i have the code for this "thing" done by then? cause im still prototyping and well it ain't going at a rate for the code being ready/usable by mid november because i have SATs and ACTs in the way...

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