Stratasys have announced the 2013 winners of their annual Extreme Redesign contest this week and we’re none the wiser as to what the top secret College Engineering winner, the Crawler 2.0, actually does.
The contest aimed at students from Middle school, high school and college-levels with prizes up to $2,500 USD. This year, Stratasys also teamed up with Edison Nation, a matchmaker for inventors and manufacturers meaning the college level entries may actually get to license and produce a finished commercial product.
The winners of the 3D printing challenge are as varied as any contest you’re likely to see, from combined snack and beverage cups to games aimed at improving the US’ mathematics.
The entries were judged by a particularly distinguished industry panel including Patrick Gannon from the RP+M division of Thogus, Todd Grimm of TAGrimm & Associates, and Ian Kovacevich from Enventys.
Of the nine winners, one remains shrouded in mystery; first place in the College Engineering category was Crawler 2.0 by Andrew Roderick and Brian Booth of Andrews University Michigan, in place of the usual design description is this mystery passage:
The description for this design is confidential at this time. This entry has been recommended for further examination by Edison Nation for a potential licensing agreement. More about the partnership with Edison Nation.
This sort of intrigue raises this above the usual competition spiel and has got us at Personalize genuinely excited to see what Booth and Roderick have developed.
Here’s a list of the rest of the winners, which can all be seen over at Stratasys' site:
College Engineering Category
1st Crawler 2.0; Andrew Roderick/Brian Booth, Andrews Univ., Berrien Springs, Michigan
2nd Multi-Rack; Sandra Wojtecki/Helena Skonieczna, Ryerson Univ., Toronto, Ontario
3rd Snack Cup; Sivan Arbel/Julia Mozheyko, Ryerson Univ., Toronto, Ontario
Art & Architecture Category
1st Emergent Automated Mfg; Connor Nicholas, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia
2nd Virtual Organic Glasses; Hichang Ki; IDAS, Seoul, South Korea
3rd Running Charger; Max Meaker, Kentridge H.S. Kent, Washington
Middle/High School Engineering Category
1st Magnesium Fire Starter; Josh Ryan, Grand Haven H.S., Michigan
2nd Math Over All Boundaries; Ethan Koeppe/Ethan McMillan, Grand Haven H.S., Michigan
3rd Easy Open Bottle Cap; Zachary Sia, Pittsford Mendon H.S., Pittsford, New York
Edison Nation Pick
Crawler 2.0; Andrew Roderick, Brian Booth; Andrews Univ; Berrien Springs, Michigan. The description for this design is confidential at this time.