Design contest

ZW3D Wants Your Christmas Gift Ideas: Contest Announcement

Do you have what you think is a cool design for a Christmas gift? A 3D-printable sleigh for Santa? A mechanical reindeer? A tree ornament with inner electrical components? Whatever it is, it might win you up to $700, if you’re willing to submit that to the design contest by ZW3D. Continue reading

DE Contest Winner Norwood: Life with a New Dell Precision Workstation with AMD FirePro Graphics

Mark Norwood from Norwood Designs, winner of DE‘s cubicle toy design contest, is no longer spending 18 hours rendering. Previously, he would hit “render” in his program, go to bed, then wake up to find that his machine was still chugging away at his pixels. But the new Dell Precision workstation with AMD FirePro graphics — the prize he collected for his water-spraying Sherman tank — reduced the rendering jobs to merely hours. Continue reading

DE Cubicle Toy Design Contest: We Have a Winner!

Earlier this week, we — the three judges — agonized over our upcoming decisions to pick one from the three worthy ideas we had before us:

  • Jason Cox’s remote-controlled mouse, detailed in Google SketchUp;
  • Ray Kelley’s bottle cap blaster, designed in SolidWorks; and
  • Mark Norwood’s water-spraying tank, designed in SolidWorks.

All three exhibited inventiveness and playfulness. Perhaps more important, each incorporated a unique approach to “recycling.” Jason’s design would give new life to old, discarded PC mice. Ray’s design would encourage coworkers to collect and redeploy their otherwise useless bottle caps. Norwood’s design could easily be realized by modifying a generic toy tank, available at your nearest Radio Shack or ToysRUs. Continue reading

DE Cubicle Toy Design Contest: Finalist Ray Kelley in His Own Words

Editor’s Note: In early December 2011, DE invited readers and fans to submit their ideas for a cubicle toy. After the honorary judges have reviewed and scored more than 80 entries, three finalists emerged. Ray Kelley’s bottle cap blaster is one of the finalists. Here is his final entry, along with an essay in his own words explaining the evolution of his design. He hopes to get not only the judges’ votes but yours too. To vote for Ray Kelley’s design, visit DE’s Facebook fan page and click Like on this image. Continue reading

DE Cubicle Toy Design Contest: Finalist Jason Cox in His Own Words

Editor’s Note: In early December 2011, DE invited readers and fans to submit their ideas for a cubicle toy. After the honorary judges have reviewed and scored more than 80 entries, three finalists emerged. Jason Cox’s remote-controlled fake mouse is one of the finalists. Here is his final entry, along with an essay in his own words explaining the evolution of his design. He hopes to get not only the judges’ votes but yours too. To vote for Jason Cox’s design, visit DE’s Facebook fan page and click Like on this image. Continue reading

 

 

 

 

 

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