Wired magazine editor and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.  In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing – people like you!  A generation of “Makers” using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent -- creating “the long tail of things”.

MakerBot’s Replicator 2 is the future of the 3D printing revolution, and now, it’s HERE – show us what you’ve got to win one FREE!

Send us your ultimate 3D design to be entered in to win a Replicator 2 to make your design a reality.  Chris will pick one lucky winner, and 5 runners up will win a free SIGNED copy of Chris’ new groundbreaking book MAKERS: The New Industrial Revolution.

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Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia,  Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark<. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, October 12, 2012.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The 3D Design Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

56 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

1 Grand Prize winner will receive a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer and an Instructables Prize Pack.

First Prize (5)

5 First Prize winners will receive a copy of "Makers: The New Industrial Revolution" signed by Chris Anderson and an Instructables Prize Pack.

First Fifty Entries (50)

The authors of first fifty entries into this contest will receive a copy of "Makers: The New Industrial Revolution" - this prize can only be won once per author!
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Sep 29, 2012 and Oct 12, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select 3D Design Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.