MakerBot Thingiverse 3D printing design community announces the winners of the Thingiversity Summer STEAM Challenges. The first-place winners in each category were each awarded a MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer.
Challenge 1 - Science: Make It Float
Challenge 2 - Technology: Light It Up
The submissions for the Light It Up challenge had to incorporate LED lights for wearing, using, or watching. The winning entry was Solar Hive by Christoph Queck, a mechanical engineering student from Germany.
Challenge 3 - Engineering: Catch the Wind
Participants designed a 3D model that harnesses the power of the wind such as a pinwheel, a bubble-maker, or a kite, to teach the principles of energy transfer and movable assemblies. The winning entry was Wind Energy Stored in Gravity by Mike Blakemore, the CEO of a software development company in Santa Barbara, CA.
Challenge 4 - Art: See the World
The See the World challenge asked participants to create a 3D model of an outdoor landmark from around the world in order to teach how to design from a reference. The winning entry was Vienna Giant Wheel (Riesenrad) by Chris L. from Vienna, Austria.
Challenge 5 - Math: Build a Castle
The goal of this challenge was to make your own 3D printed sand castle molds to showcase innovative use of geometry, mold design, and tessellations. The winning entry was Math at the Beach by Will Webber, a collection of math-based things that can be used to enhance sand castle designs.
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