[Lab] First Build Design Competitions

Jason Cobill jason.cobill at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 09:33:44 EST 2015

   Gorgeous design!
   I know literally nothing about the mechanics of coffee roasting, but as
a design object, it's beautiful.

   What prototyping tools did you use to generate your design and renders?

   -Jason Cobill

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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