A sampling of the 180+ entries in the Tinkercad & MakerBot Chess Challenge.
Monday, March 19th kicked off our Chess Challenge where we asked you to design a chess set worthy of grandmas and kids alike. The objective was simple with basic rules to help guide contestants to the ultimate prize: a MakerBot Replicator.
While the rules may have been simple, choosing a winner was not. Day 1 of the contest brought with it tons of excitement. We could see Tinkerers starting to suss out their designs and decide on a theme. By Day 3 we were overwhelmed. The level of ingenuity, precision and care for your craft left us speechless. Needless to say, there was a considerable amount of gasping and lots of "Holy..." going on in the office. And this coming from a jury of MakerBot and Tinkercad designers who are top-notch peeps!
And now, the good stuff.
With over 180 submissions, we have selected the winner of the Tinkercad & MakerBot Chess Challenge! CONGRATULATIONS Joseph Larson! Your Action Chess Set and love for designin', teaching and makin' has won you a MakerBot Replicator! Bask in all the greatness that is 3D printing! Joseph's Action Chess Set managed to WOW in so many ways. Instead of explaining them to you, take a look for yourself!
The Action set.
There were so many UNbelievable entries to choose from, so without further ado, let us introduce you to the Tinkercad & MakerBot Chess Challenge Honorable Mentions!
- Tiki Chess Set by Whystler
- Amsterdam House by MakeALot
- Evolution by Arian Croft
- Modern by Frederic
- Word Play by George Gooden
If you are the Winner or an Honorable Mention, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
A big, BIG thanks to all of you for putting your time and effort into making this contest a tough one for us! We also want to send a shout-out to the folks at MakerBot. Without them we couldn't have this much fun!
The Tinkercad Team