Terminal Device Challenge FAQ
- Easy to fabricate
- Easy to use
- Safe to use
- Fun to use
- cool for the intended user
- First Name
- Last Name
- Contact (email)
- Design name
- Design file name
- Video file name
Designs must be submitted by: April 30th, 2016
Winners will be announced in May.
There’s no fee for registration and participation.
Designs will be evaluated on: (out of 100 points)
- design aesthetics (25 points)
- practicality/purposefulness (20 points)
- safety considerations (5 points)
- ease of use (5 points)
- manufacturability/printability (20 points)
- durability (20 points)
- shareability ( 5 points)
True parametric CAD tools (such as Fusion 360, Inventor, Solidworks, Onshape, Catia, ProE, etc) that can export STEP and IGES files are greatly preferred and will score higher in judging than non-parametric or mesh-based models from SketchUp, Blender, or tinkerCAD, though mesh-entries will be allowed as well. source files will allow more designers to iterate on and modify the design, which is ultimately more valuable both to the community and to those we try to serve.
And here’s a figure that explains the relationships between tools and formats:
Absolutely! This event is all about sharing and collaborative work. We will be tweeting and posting about the challenge. Join in with the hashtag #ECFTD
You can! We encourage collaboration. Put your heads together and come up with the perfect design solution.
In order to participate you must agree to pick an open source license for your design. We’ll have some more information on the appropriate Creative Commons license soon.
Our judges include: Andreas Bastian, Andy Christensen, Jeff Erenstone, and Scott Summit. Please read more about our judges here.
Fame, fortune, recognition and cash prizes! There’s an opportunity to make a real difference in the world.
Register and submit your design (native format and STEP files) and video! Email [email protected]
Winners will be announced in May. Stay tuned for more information about that announcement
Other questions? Email us at [email protected]