We were very excited to see the Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge (http://www.stratasys.com/extremeredesign) by Stratasys. According to the site, “The contest calls upon secondary and post-secondary students around the globe to redesign an existing product or create a new product that improves how a task is accomplished.” Prizes include cash, use of a 3D printer and finalists even get a print of their own entry design!
We’ve written in the past about college courses in 3D printing as well as skills to succeed in a 3D printing career and this seems like another great way to engage youth in this rising technology. Of course it can be more than just fun, great things can come out of student projects,. Check out this great article about a 3D scanner technology that started as a college project!