Contest entries. Engineers/Professionals vs. ordinary DIY guys Answered
Hey. Recent (as far as I started looking) contest entries are really awesome. Like the electronic orbit wheel, the 3D DLP printer, Carbonize your friends, Predator costume, etc etc etc.
The makers enter the cool contest here,of course. But if you have a look at the winners, it is very often the machine engineers and the professionals/those that do it for a living. Some of the instructables even fit better on kickstarter imho because you simply cannot replicate it at home. (or did I got the gist of Instructables.com wrong ?) Like the orbitng wheel or the 3D "diy" DLP printer. There is hardly a chance for an ordinary guy without specialized college eduction and/or access to hardware like waterjets, 3d printers and what have you.
What do you guys think ? Fair ? Deal with it ? Obsolete participating in contests ?
So shoot !