With a great bust, comes a great responsibility. We must use Stephen Colbert scans in the greatest design challenge to date, the Makerstrong Mashup Challenge. I canâ€™t guarantee that a mashup resulting in a printable clock with a Steve Colbert head-pendulum and gears embossed with his likeness or a printable tank with a giant Colbert bust on the top that shoots smaller Colbert busts out would win, but they definitely wouldnâ€™t get last placeâ€¦
Just to clarify, all submissions to this challenge must use at least one of the Stephen Colbert head scans included in the following post and use it as part of a new thing posting â€œhttp://www.thingiverse.com/thing:9104â€
The initial prize will be $60 cash transferred via Paypal from me, and $100 in Makerbot store credit, generously supplied by MakerBot Industries. IF we can somehow get Mr. Cobert to agree to be a guest judge on the panel for the challenge, I will up the cash prize to $150 transferred via Paypal. Any flattr money will also be added to the prize pool.
- Needs to be printable (at least partlyâ€¦ Unicorns, Frostruders, and other toolheads included) on a Makerbot
- Needs to combine at least two designs, one of them being a Steve Colbert head scan (can include new designs of your own making)
- Post submissions on Thingiverse by 8pm CST on July 17, 2011.
- Multiple entries are allowed, but they must be distinct from one another.
- To enter be sure and tag your Thing with the word â€œMakerstrongâ€
The entries will be judged using the following criteria:
- Number of Likes on Thingiverse
- Number of times it has been made by someone else
- Average Thingiverse rating
- Printability (not just fitting it in the space but also how many separate prints are required)
- Effort put into design (based on testing and revisions (if at all needed), how well does it fit the challenge)
- Does it build on previous challenge winners?
- Future for use in other Thingiverse designs
- Number of other items combined from Thingiverse to make new design