Epilog Laser sponsors the second annual Makerspace Contest on the DIY site Instructables.com-a project-sharing online community that provides publishing tools to help users share their projects, recipes, skills and ideas.
According to Epilog vice president of sales and marketing Mike Dean, the company has been supportive of the maker movement since its inception and is donating a Zing 24 laser cutter as the grand prize for the group competition, which opened June 1 and closes on August 31.
The contest will judge the number of Instructables, or projects, submitted, which must have multiple steps, full text descriptions in each step, and photos for each step. Teams, comprised of five to 20 people located within 100 miles of each other, will be eligible to win group prizes from Pocketnc, Ardusat, Makeblock, Prusa 3D and 3D Hubs, in addition to Epilog’s Zing 24.
Epilog has sponsored the contest both years it’s been held.
“I’m nothing short of amazed when I see the creative and inventive ideas coming from makers and makerspaces,” says Dean. “We’re so excited to be part of this amazing competition once again.”
Instructables.com founder and Autodesk director of communities Eric Wilhelm adds, “I love working with Epilog because not only do we use their lasers in the Autodesk workshop at Pier 9, but because they really inspire our community.”
Last year’s Makerspace Contest winner was UK-based Coventry Makerspace, who submitted the most number of Instructables, totaling 248 DIY projects.
To read the official rules for the 2016 Makerspace Contest, click HERE.