[Lab] First Build Design Competitions

Stephane Arthur Kiss stephane.beauchampkiss at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 11:41:33 EST 2015

Good morning Ottawa makers. I just wanted to thank everyone who took the
time to support my coffee roaster design last month and provide feedback. I
found out today that my design was selected as the winner of the GE
FirstBuild home roaster challenge!


I signed a nonexclusive licensing agreement with General Electric in
exchange for an *Autodesk Ember SLA 3D Printer and CAD software.* This is
equipment I would like to make accessible to the Ottawa maker community! To
facilitate this, I'd love to set up an Autodesk Fusion 360 and SLA 3D
printer demo day for the maker community early in 2016. I'm hoping this can
happen at Makerspace North, since I live so close by and it's such a great
spot. More info to follow!

Cheers. And thanks again for being such a supportive community,


On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 9:20 AM, Stephane Arthur Kiss <
stephane.beauchampkiss at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi fellow makers,
> I wanted to let everyone know about First Build.com It's a
> website/community that features design competitions and great top prizes! I
> just found out about it recently and worked out a design for a coffee
> roaster for your home oven. There's pretty low entries in the competition I
> signed up for and I put lots of work into mine, so I feel like I've got a
> pretty good chance at winning. Here's my entry:
> https://firstbuild.com/sarthurkiss/city-roaster/
> The top prize is a DLP SLA 3d printer (Autodesk Ember) so I'm pretty
> excited. The only issue is that the "community votes" are considered when
> the panel of experts select the winner and we are encouraged to reach out
> for as many votes as possible.
> If you've got some time in the next few days, I would really appreciate *a
> vote for my design*. Shoot me an email to get in touch and I'd be glad to *design
> and 3d print one free part for you* if I win the printer :) Even if I
> don't win, I'm happy to return the favor with any CAD work you may need in
> the future (don't be shy to reach out, I love working on new project
> ideas).
> The easist way to sign up and leave a vote is to scroll all the way to the
> bottom, and click on "+ Comment". This will ask you to create an account
> either with an email (no validation required) or with your Facebook
> account. After that, you can scroll back up and vote on my design and
> others if you like.
> From the research I've done, First Build is backed by General Electric and
> has a similar model as Local Motors. That is, collaborative
> engineering/design and working under the Creative Commons license. So I
> would encourage anyone to check out the current competitions while you're
> at it (some of these would be great to collaborate on as a community).
> Thanks everyone.
> Cheers,
>     Stephane
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