Last week, Stratasys revealed
the eight winners of the 2016 Extreme Recreate 3D Printing Challenge. The 12th yearly
of the world
3D create competition challenges students to improve upon an existing create or create a solution to a problem.
The winning creates were determined by an elite group of judges and industry tremendouss, which
Tim Shinbara of the Association of Manufacturing Technology, Steve Deak of GE, Leslie Langnau of Design World magazine, and 3D printing tremendous Todd Grimm of T.A. Grimm and Associates. Designs were evaluated based on creativity, technical create and practicality of create concept.
Art and Architecture
First place: Underwater Hotel; Zachary Trippodo; Fairfield Ludlowe High School; Fairfield, CT, USA
Trippodo createed his underwater hotel with accessibility in mind. The hotel is equipped with helipads, boat docks and handicapped-accessible ramps, which
provides effortless entry into the modern, 20-story underwater space.
Second place: Sea Anemone Locket; Lauren Lee; John F. Kennedy Middle School; Cupertino, CA, USA
The inspiration behind Lee’s sea anemone locket comes with reducing your carbon footprint to assist save creatures like the endangered sea anemone. Designed after the aquatic sea creature, Lee’s locket serves both as a attractive statement piece and a container to secure your valuable possessions.
Secondary Education Engineering
First place: Modular Hexagonal Extension; Li Cheng Yu; Etobicoke Collegiate Institute; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Yu’s improved outlet extension is delivering
an end to the headache of traveling with innovation devices. The transportable extension comes with six outlets, arranged upside-down, to accommodate power adapters. When not being utilized
, the functional create allows for users to wrap the power cord around the device and keep the plug inside the body of modular outlet.
Second place: Drill Press CNC Attachment; Joseph Busch; Benilde-St. Margaret’s; St. Louis Park, MN, USA
CAD create and making skills are important in today’s workforce. Schools are focusing on educational tools and training to prepare students for making careers. CNC milling equipment is frequently too expensive for high school budgets, so Busch createed a create to convert lower-cost machines, like drill presses, into a CNC mill. The 3D printed create uses a Raspberry Pi micro-controllers and four stepper boards to operate the stepper motors.
Post-Secondary Education Engineering
First place: HyperShot; Aris Peci and Remi Carreiro; Ryerson University; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Peci and Carreiro’s HyperShot is the initially universal camera lens process created for smartphone devices. It is rotating and suction cup showcases allow the mechanism to be attached to any device, requiring less hardware and time to install. Additionally, the suction cup showcase prevents scratching and other injure to the phone. Watch their video to learn additional.
Second place: SketcHold; Alborz Razavitousi and Arman Ghafouri-Azar; Ryerson University; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sketching on the go? SketcHold is the super-transportable, light-weight sketching tool createed to provide assist and comfort while sketching. Its one-of-a-kind create comes with storage space space for the necessary sketching tools, and it can be attached to a variety of sketchbook sizes and bags. Watch the video to learn additional.
NCATC Member School Winner
New to this year’s challenge, the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers recognizes a NCATC-member school top entry in the post-secondary education engineering category.
Winner: Intelligent Waterbots; Jason Fontaine; San Jacinto College; Pasadena, TX, USA
Fontaine’s underwater robotic process consists of 3D printed propellers and a containment chamber to keep motors and controllers. The robot can be regulated through a mobile device and send data and sensory input to the user. The decreased cost in materials can provide greater opportunity for educational programs. Click here to see the underwater robot in action.
Make a Difference
Winner: 3D Printed Braille Alphabet; Marco Magaña; ITESM Puebla, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Magaña’s 3D Printed Braille Alphabet pieces are a affordable solution to the pricey existing braille keyboards on the market to consumers. Unlike the stickers, which
tend to peel off, the 3D printed pieces are ultra-thin and can be fastened firmly with glue.
Stratasys can award initially-place winners a $2,500 scholarship and second-place winners a $1,000 scholarship. The instructor of every initially-place winner can obtain a demo 3D printing device to use in the classroom for a limited time. The winner of the “Make a Difference” bonus category can obtain a $1,500 scholarship. The winner of the NCATC category can obtain a $1,000 scholarship.
Visit the Extreme Recreate Challenge page for additional information, photos and videos of this year’s winning creates.