“Are your students ready to Step into the Challenge Circle? ”
The Challenge Circle is an open competition providing teachers and students the opportunity to
design and create ‘real-life’ solutions, to ‘real-life’ problems.
Challenge Circle participants have the opportunity to win PRIZES valued up to $300 (detailed below)!
DATES TO REMEMBER!
- DECEMBER 31st, 2017 – registration deadline. You can register by using the “ENTER NOW” button above.
- JANUARY 8th, 2018 – official start date of the Challenge Circle. A Newsletter will be circulated with further details.
- APRIL 30th, 2018 – official end date of the Challenge Circle. No submissions will be accepted after that date.
- MAY 31st, 2018 – finalists and prize winners announced. Please see below for more information.
- The goal of the Challenge Circle is create an incentive based competition to engage educators to inspire and work with their students to create solutions to problems using 3D printing technology.
- The Challenge Circle is an ‘OPEN’ competition, which means that;
It is cross jurisdictional and can be entered by any school in Canada or the United States
It is open platform. Educators can use the 3D printer and design software normally used by their school or institution
There is no entry fee.
- There will be three Circles with Challenges geared towards different age/grade groups;
- Grade appropriate challenges will be emailed directly to participating schools
- Challenges will not be specific to any one profession and/or industry. Challenges are designed to reflect the breadth of impact 3D printing can/will have generally. Below are examples of what a sample question might be:
SAMPLE CHALLENGE 1
DESIGN A STABLE CUP HOLDER FOR AN ARMCHAIR OR COUCH FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE MOBILITY IMPAIRED, LIKE SENIOR CITIZENS.
SAMPLE CHALLENGE 2
DESIGN THE BODY OF A DRONE CAPABLE OF CARRYING AN ITEM WEIGHING 50 GRAMS.
SAMPLE CHALLENGE 3
DESIGN A BABY-PROOFING CLIP TO KEEP BABIES AND TODDLERS OUT OF CUPBOARDS
- Communication between organizer and schools regarding the Challenge Circle competition will be limited to elaborating the challenge and no more.
- Teachers will work with students to formulate, design and print their solution to the challenge, and submit a response in the form of a 3D printable file.
Please note that the use of pre-existing templates of files is strictly prohibited
- Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of independent judges based on:
- The top three submissions in each grade category will be ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and will be eligible to win a printable trophy along with a PLA-metal blend appropriate to placement, and a gift certificate that can be applied towards any product offered by Revolution 3D Printers. The value of the gift award will vary according to placement.
The award for first place will be $300
The award for second place will be $150
The award for third place will be $50
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