Makerbot has today announce the launch of a new MakerBot Thingiverse challenge to encourage Thingiverse users to share their 3D printing designs and creations with the larger community.
Thingiverse was first ed launched way back in 2008 and provides a dedicated website for those looking for 3D printing files that are available to download primarily as open source hardware designs that are licensed under the GNU General Public License or Creative Commons licenses.
Maker bot explain more about the new challenge :
The #MakerEd Challenge encourages users to take 3D design projects they‘ve used and share them on Thingiverse. That shared content can be iterated upon and used by teachers across the globe for assignments and class projects.
Teachers on Thingiverse are already ahead of the curve. We’ve noticed that some of the most popular projects come from iterations upon previous designs done by teachers and students in different cities in different schools across the world. This is our way of shining a light on these projects, and it gives educators a bank of material they can use in their classrooms.
If you’re an educator or a student and you’d like to participate in the MakerBot Thingiverse #MakerEd Challenge follow the instructions below to enter. The winner of the challenge will receive a MakerBot Replicator (5th generation) with MakerCare and have their design featured on Thingiverse.
Jump over to the Makerbot website for more details.