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Want to get one of the above thing-printers… for FREE? I thought that would get your attention. We have five, count ‘em FIVE, MakerBot Replicators up for grabs. All you have to do is submit your idea to the Project Remake Contest. Naturally, there are some guidelines. Your project should be “eco-friendly,” and strive to reuse or remake would-be landfill into your wares, be they artistic, functional, or just plain cool. Two images of your project, a title, and a one paragraph description is all it takes to enter this contest, and you could win a single-extruder Replicator and be 3D-printing future ideas! Everything from upcycled home furnishings, to reusing consumer plastics in a fun & creative way, to stripping legacy motherboards for salvageable components apply. The deadline is 11:59pm PST on Monday, May 14 – one week from today. Submit your project now!

Nick Normal

I’m an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!


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  1. Colecoman1982 says:

    I’ve already e-mail a a few editors and a webmaster at Make about this, but I figured others might find this interesting as well. If you look at the entries, as of right now, there is one titled “A Homemade Fusion Reactor by Stephen Huot”. I don’t want to outright say this is a fraud attempt (I’ll leave that to everyone else to decide for themselves as I don’t want to defame/libel someone in the event that I turn out to be wrong) but even a casual look at the project looks really, really fishy to me.

    Problems:

    * The main picture in the writeup has “Credit: Mark Suppes” at the bottom. A simple Google search for “fusion Mark Suppes” brings up a number of articles about Mark’s DIY fusion device in such places as Huffington Post, BBC, and Gizmoto

    * Mark is a 32 year old New Yorker, not a “group of high school students” as the contest entry claims

    * The articles say Mark purchased his equipment on E-bay, not reused from “a vacuum cleaner pump, TV electronics, and even an old ice-cream machine!” as is claimed in the contest entry. Even a quick glance at the contest entry photos should tell anyone who has been around lab/industrial equipment that nothing in that setup looks like it came out of a consumer product.

    * The beautiful photo of the contest entry running is the same, exact, photo of Mark Suppes’ project used in the Gizmoto article about it.

    Does anyone else think that someone might have just ripped off photos of Suppes’ project; wrote up a sympathetic sounding project summary; and entered it in the hopes of cheating their way to the prize?

    1. Nick Normal says:

      hi Colecoman, We are aware of who Mark is, and are looking into this. Thanks for the heads up and your time reporting your concerns.