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Introducing: Design Challenges! Answered

Design Challenges will be in addition to our other contests. Here is what makes them different than our traditional contests and challenges:
  • You do not create step-by-step Instructables for these contests.
  • Create 3D designs using Fusion360, Tinkercad, or any program that allows you to make .STL files.
  • Design Challenges can only be entered from the contest page.
  • We will usually provide start files to get you started (this will be dependent on the contest and its theme).
Our first one is the BOSEbuild Design Challenge. If you have questions specific to the BOSEbuild Challenge, the Speaker Cube, or creating your own custom designs, you can post those questions here.

If you have questions about Design Challenges and what they are going to be like, post them here!

*If you want to upload more than 1 STL file, upload your main design file in the "Add Design File" section and upload any supporting renders of the design, additional .stl files, or other relevant images to the "Add Images" section.*

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AlexAndAmigos
AlexAndAmigos

2 years ago

is there a page anywhere showing all the design contests?

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 2 years ago

Currently, they are just mixed in with the other contests. The only other one we have going on right now is the Fidget Spinner Design Challenge. Just over a week left to enter!

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AlexAndAmigos
AlexAndAmigos

Reply 2 years ago

One more question, On the robot design contest it says you must be a student to enter. I am home-schooled which legally means I am a student. Am I elegible to enter?

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LukeK1990
LukeK1990

2 years ago

The results are in.. Well done to all the winners!! Thank you everyone responsible for putting this together and thanks for my runner up prize pack :)

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SohanA1
SohanA1

3 years ago

Penolopy could you tell me where I went wrong. I want to make sure I don't make the same mistake in the future.

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ItsAllBinaryToMe
ItsAllBinaryToMe

3 years ago

Hi Penolopy. I was wondering if I could have some more information on why I wasn't choosen as a finalist? Did I break any rules? Did I not recieve enough votes? Thanks for your help

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SohanA1
SohanA1

Reply 3 years ago

even I have the same doubt. I was also wondering where I went wrong.

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Matlek
Matlek

Reply 3 years ago

I've seen your design few days ago, and it is great, I thought you'd be part of the finalists! However I read somewhere that they tried to print the designs, and yours seems a bit unbalanced. Maybe it was not stable once printed? Plus the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube is 12cm long, and your design seems 4 or 5 times longer, which makes about 50 or 60 cm long (which is really big and almost impossible to print on many 3D printers). Anyway it looks great to me!

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ItsAllBinaryToMe
ItsAllBinaryToMe

3 years ago

Looking at the finalist, several of the designs break the rules of only designs on 2 opposing sides. Im sorry if I sound whinny, but the contest needs to select finalist that adhere to the rules.

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Pranav Jhunjhunwala
Pranav Jhunjhunwala

Reply 3 years ago

Exactly! Some entries do not even have the appropriate spacing for the clips.

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parthanians
parthanians

3 years ago

My design has been published but the STL file is previewed wrong. I have uploaded the correct file, i downloaded it off your server and checked. The preview is showing it to be a phone case!!! I have never in my life made a phone case. What may be the problem?

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 3 years ago

Is this the entry you're referring to? Sometimes it takes a while for changes to take affect.

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parthanians
parthanians

Reply 3 years ago

Yes. You got the entry correct. I guess the change you may be referring to is the edit i made WRT the photo rearrangement, the preview to my STL file still remains to be a phone case. I wont be concerned about it much if you could just let me know if the data contained therein is the components of my design! Thanks!

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 3 years ago

I see. I do see that the file is showing up as a phone case on the entry but when downloaded it is the music box dances as your photos show. We will be sure to keep that in mind as the format for entry for the contest is still relatively new and prone to bugs like this :)

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parthanians
parthanians

Reply 3 years ago

Thanks again! Now i can heave a sigh of relief and wait for the results!

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Palaterror
Palaterror

3 years ago

I cant upload my desing and it says that are 23 min left

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 3 years ago

Hi, I'm sorry for the difficulty you experienced while trying to enter the contest. Unfortunately, I cannot re-open it up to be entered at this point, but we still have our Fidget Spinner Design Contest open for a couple more weeks! Don't forget to check it out :)

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Pieeetje
Pieeetje

3 years ago

Hi i uploaden my file but IT doesn't shows up?

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 3 years ago

It takes a bit of time to get approved for a contest.

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pdivyavasudevan
pdivyavasudevan

3 years ago

Is there any way to see comments for my entry in Bose build design contest??

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pdivyavasudevan
pdivyavasudevan

Reply 3 years ago

Three days back my entry was accepted for the contest. Now it's showing "Invalid entry for the contest". I have really worked hard for it. Can you pls help me

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 3 years ago

Can you please add a link here? I am only seeing the Guitar Speaker for you.

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pdivyavasudevan
pdivyavasudevan

Reply 3 years ago

I first published it as Musical World but then it was showing invalid entry so I just edited my design and saved it as Guitar Speaker. Still when I log into my laptop and click it... it's showing invalid entry

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 3 years ago

If this is your entry it seems to be showing up just fine. Maybe try clearing your cache and cookies and re-logging into the site?

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jigarmech
jigarmech

3 years ago

Due to connection issue i've clicked twice on publish now Button. Kindly remove one from two.

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 3 years ago

No problem, it happens :)

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TED3D
TED3D

3 years ago

Can we have more than one entries in the contest?

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TED3D
TED3D

Reply 3 years ago

Because i submited 2 entries and it says i have only one....
And the entry than doesn't show was the first one that i submited. At first it was accepted and i could see it, but when i submited the second it got lost! The first was "World Music" and the second was "World Music 2"

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 3 years ago

You can have more than one entry.

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alamtania
alamtania

3 years ago

I'm not being able to edit my entry for the Bose Build competiton. I want to change the cover image as it doesnot clearly represent my project.

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alamtania
alamtania

Reply 3 years ago

I tried but whenever I edited it and clicked on "Publish contest entry" it said, "Specify a valid license". Moreover, all those entries have been saved as drafts under my profile and I can't even delete those!

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 3 years ago

I'm trying to look into issues with your entries. Can you please link here which ones you have tried entering in the contest so I can make sure to check on them all?

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alamtania
alamtania

Reply 3 years ago

Here's the entry I submitted: https://www.instructables.com/contest/bosebuild/de...

As you can already see, the cover pic does not represent my design correctly!

And I've tried to edit it many times, and I got all those as drafts. Now I can neither edit the drafts nor delete them!!!

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thomasjarrett16
thomasjarrett16

Reply 3 years ago

I'm having the same issue :( the thumbnail for my entry isn't the one I want, and editing or rearranging the images in the entry form does nothing. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 3 years ago

I don't think you can update the main thumbnail at this time. Hopefully there will be a change for that in the future!

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alamtania
alamtania

Reply 3 years ago

Thanks, I could finally edit it, but the thumbnail still shows the old image. Is there any way you can fix this too?

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yazi33
yazi33

3 years ago

how many entries are allowed?

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 3 years ago

The same as any contest, you can enter as many times as you want :)

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sungodadi
sungodadi

3 years ago

can you see how many votes you have???

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alamtania
alamtania

Reply 3 years ago

AS of now no.

But I think at least the "Views" and "Favorites" featured should be enabled for the design entries as well.

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Spartan Velanjeri
Spartan Velanjeri

3 years ago

Due to the glitch mentioned below, I have uploaded my design 4 times, thinking mine was not uploaded. How do I keep one and delete the rest?

And also can I upload different designs from the same account? Or is it only one per entrant?

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tomatoskins
tomatoskins

Reply 3 years ago

Please send the URL of the entries that you'd like to be removed to service@instructables.com so our support team can help you out.

Troy (tomatoskins)

Community Manager

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mtairymd
mtairymd

3 years ago

I uploaded five projects to the fidget spinners design challenge a few days ago. Only 2 have made it to the contest page so far. Please check on it.

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 3 years ago

I have been trying to review entries but there is some kind of bug preventing me from accepting or rejecting them and unfortunately, Autodesk is shut down this week and there is minimal staff working. As soon as the issue is fixed, I'll be sure to get all the entries in!

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mtairymd
mtairymd

Reply 3 years ago

I see you got it working. Thanks!