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BOSEbuild Design Challenge

The BOSEbuild Design Challenge encourages creative expression through the creation of 3D printable designs for the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube.

The Speaker Cube is a build-it-yourself Bluetooth speaker engineered for curious minds. It allows for hands-on exploration of how a magnet and coil work together to make a speaker work.

The finished Speaker Cube is built from a clip and panel system. You can design your own custom clips and panels and silhouette covers to be 3D printed to create a whole new personality for your finished speaker. And the best part is, the speaker will still work and sound great!

The Design Challenge will run from June 19 to July 31, 2017. The winning entries will win an Ultimaker 3D printer, BOSEbuild Speaker Cubes, or Bose Headphones.

This forum topic is for the discussion of any questions you have about the Speaker Cube, creating your own custom designs and any other questions you have about the design challenge.

We are excited to see what creations you come up with.


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pj200yesterday

Can I use a Silhouette Cover on four sides of the design along with two 3D sides or even it is restricted to only one side?

bosebuild (author)  pj200yesterday
Yes. Silhouette covers co on the outside of the cube - and do not affect the airtight seal. So you can have as many of those (up to 5) in your design as you want.

Thanks

randrandyesterday

Hi, I am Iraqi girl living in UAE with my family, and I am very interested to participate in this contest, the rules, however, is saying Iraqis cannot participate, I felt really sad. is there any way I can be part of this contest?

dimdiode2 days ago

Is there a rule which states: "design on either the back & front, or on each side. Do not design on 4 sides?" If there is, why are so many designs seen on 3, or 4 sides? Even the item advertising the challenge breaks the rules. I would be very grateful for clarification? Thanks.

bosebuild (author)  dimdiode2 days ago

And I will just add to this. Our hope is to see designs with 1 or 2 (opposing) sides being modified to create a new personality for the speaker. Designs that adhere to these rules are the ones that will result in a great sounding speaker because they do not disturb the airtight gasket system of our Speaker Cube.

So the designs that go against this instruction may be helpful to inspire others with ideas, but will not be part of the consideration for the prizes.

Thanks for adding your question to the forum to help clarify this.

Thank you for the clarification, :)

The instructions have this "For the BOSEbuild Design Challenge, come up with a unique 3D design that can adorn opposing panels of the enclosure (either the top and bottom or the two sides, don’t design all four) and you could be on your way to winning an Ultimaker 3D Printer, BOSEbuild Speaker Cubes, or Bose Noise Canceling Headphones!"

But as with most other instructables contests the elgibility criteria is loosely followed for excepting entries.

SamuelM2052 days ago

I have a question if i are from México can partipate

When I try to enter my design, the website scrolls to the bottom, where it tells me to enter using the button at the top. Therefore, i can't submit my design.

Please help!!!

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