IN CASE OF A TIE!

Because some of the teams are close, this is how ties will be determined. If more than one team qualifies for a prize once the contest has concluded, we will determine the winner by the team whose LAST project was published FIRST according to Pacific Standard Time.

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We're pleased to present the 2017 Makerspace Contest!

The contest that brings communities together is back for its third iteration. Epilog, Ultimaker, Dremel, Woodcraft, and DigiKey are offering up $50,000 in useful tools that would round out any Makerspace. It’s time to get together and get making for a chance to win for your team.

As a bonus for our overachievers, this year we will award individual prizes for the Best Individual Project, Best Use of Fusion 360, Best Use of Sculpting in Fusion 360 and Best Use of CAM in Fusion 360 as well! Show off your best projects and you could win this prize all for yourself. Get started by downloading Fusion 360, free for students and educators, hobbyists and startups!

Don't forget to check out our classes for helpful information and ideas on where to get started. Also, if you have any questions or just want to chat with people from other Makerspaces, check out this forum topic.

Important Info

- Captains must register their Team (5-20 members located within 150 miles of each other) using this form. Your team will be given a unique code that must be used as a keyword for every project your team posts.
- You can enter ANY project, but they must have: multiple steps, full-text descriptions in each step, and photos.
- Team members must submit their projects to the contest when they publish them. From official rules: "You may not hold onto entries and submit them in bulk at a later date or submit more than 50% of the total entries during the last week of the Contest or you will not qualify for the Grand Prize for 'Most Featured Instructables.'"

Winners!
Grand - C&M
First - LightHouse
Second - Enceladus
Third - Joseanice
15 Featured Instructables Prize - Germany12points
15 Featured Instructables Prize - CantStopWontStop
15 Featured Instructables Prize - UC Berkeley
15 Featured Instructables Prize - The MakerBarn
15 Featured Instructables Prize - Mad Makers
15 Featured Instructables Prize - Infinity@ashoka
15 Featured Instructables Prize - Makers on a Mission
15 Featured Instructables Prize - Far Reach
15 Featured Instructables Prize - The House of Hooligans
15 Featured Instructables Prize - YuKonstruct
15 Featured Instructables Prize - The Geared
15 Featured Instructables Prize - Invention Studio at Georgia Tech
15 Featured Instructables Prize - One man Innovator
15 Featured Instructables Prize - Banaao - A Makers' Playground
15 Featured Instructables Prize - The Vanquishers
15 Featured Instructables Prize - Meet Your Makers
15 Featured Instructables Prize - R.A.M.P.
15 Featured Instructables Prize - Mighty makers
15 Featured Instructables Prize - HPDS Makerspace
15 Featured Instructables Prize - Neutron Makers
15 Featured Instructables Prize - Powdered Water

Best Individual - Rewinding and Renovation of the Electric Motor - robosap
Best use of Fusion 360 - Qi Green Lantern Charger - BrittLiv
Best use of CAM in Fusion 360 - Wood Inlays With Fusion 360 - icecats
Best use of Sculpting in Fusion 360 - From Sketch to CAD to 3D Print - vspencer


Leaderboard - updated 9/5/17

Every week we will update the scoreboard to see how many projects have been posted by each team. Check in to see where your team stands.

Key:
Number of Featured Instructables
C&M 1.
263
LightHouse 2.
215
Enceladus 3.
206
Joseanice 4.
149
Germany12points 5.
146
CantStopWontStop 6.
119
UC Berkeley 7.
57
The MakerBarn 8.
53
Mad Makers 9.
51
Infinity@ashoka 10.
33
Makers on a Mission 11.
31
Far Reach 12.
26
The House of Hooligans 13.
23
YuKonstruct 14.
22
The Geared 15.
20
Invention Studio at Georgia Tech 16.
19
One man Innovator 17.
19
Banaao - A Makers' Playground 18.
18
The Vanquishers 19.
18
Meet Your Makers 20.
18
R.A.M.P. 21.
17
Mighty makers 22.
17
HPDS Makerspace 23.
16
Neutron Makers 24.
15
Powdered Water 25.
15
Baptiste Army 26.
10
Noisebridge 27.
10
SparkProjects 28.
10
DAREDEVILS 29.
9
CT Makers 30.
9
Makers Army 31.
7
MK Makerspace 32.
7
Eastwood 33.
7
Tech Maker 34.
7
TXRX Labs 35.
6
RoboSap institute 36.
5
Make Everything Workshop 37.
5
Mt. Rainier Makers 38.
4
Steam Junction 39.
4
DIYWizards 40.
3
TechShopChandler 41.
3
Loose Screw Labs 42.
3
Make717 43.
3
MED(M) 44.
2
Munich Maker Lab 45.
2
Laboratorio de Prototipado GAMLP - Bolivia Tech Hub 46.
1
MakersMakingChange 47.
1
Air Ocean 48.
1
Smokezi 49.
1
Trains are cool 50.
1
Maker Atölye 51.
1
808Tech 52.
1
Open Works 53.
1
Oprc 54.
1
SLO MakerSpace 55.
1
Powell Makerspace 56.
1
Moahu Makers 57.
1
Bio team 58.
Taylor Made 59.
Awesome maker 60.
Project Bandit 61.
Innovating Shockers! 62.
Ace Monster Toys 63.
Sierra Crafters 64.
Shearwater Makers 65.
Genesis Lab 66.
Nothing Impossible 67.
Malmö Makers 68.
Anarchy Cospace 69.
fizzPOP Makerspace 70.
Archimedes 71.
BING, BANG, BOOM! 72.
MakerFX Makerspace 73.
Hub Makerspace 74.

The Makerspace Contest 2017 is closed.

Grand Prize

29 PRIZES

Best Individual Use of Fusion 360

Best Individual Use of Fusion 360: One participant who is judged to have the best use of Fusion 360 will receive:

Best Individual Use of CAM in Fusion 360

Best Individual Use of CAM in Fusion 360: One participant who is judged to have the best use of CAM in Fusion 360 will receive:

Best Individual Use of Sculpting in Fusion 360

Best Individual Use of Sculpting in Fusion 360: One participant who is judged to have the best use of Sculpting in Fusion 360 will receive:

15 Featured Instructables Prize

15 Featured Instructables: All Teams that post 15 or more Featured Instructables will receive:
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 Jun 1, 2017 and Aug 31, 2017 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Makerspace Contest 2017. 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.

Accepting

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

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

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.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.