Well done to the winners of the Instructables Make-It-Real Challenge! This projects included interactive visual art, green technology (electric vehicles!), robotics and more.
The crafters of the winning Instructables showed enormous versatility as their creations drew from many different disciplines: mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science, architecture, X-ray and image technology, carpentry and even food science.
One of the first prize winners is Bryan Cera. His Iron Man-style, 3D printed glove, wired as a cell phone, was created with an Objet printer and featured on this blog.
The Judges’ prize of the competition went to Instructables User “Tomdf” for his Pingbot. The Pingbot is a tiny, remote-controlled musical robot. The shell of the Pingbot was created on an Objet Connex multi-material 3D printer. After being 3D printed, the shell was carefully detailed on the outside and then in-laid with intricate electronics.
And of course, a big congratulations to the grand prize winner “thorssolis,” (below) whose pictorial instructions for a larger-than-life costume from the video game Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine are broken down into hundreds of specific steps. He’s won a 3D printing package that includes an Objet 30 desktop printer. The innovation and commitment of time and resources over the course of this challenge was inspiring, and we hope that the winners will continue to follow their passions and “make it real!”