So you missed out on the previous Core77 1 hour design challenge, why not try again and WIN AN EPILOG LASER CUTTER !
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Ponoko has teamed up with Instructables and Epilog to sponsor the Epilog Challenge ’09. Make something awesome with a green twist and win a Epilog laser cutter! The form of awesomeness is entirely up to you: your project can be on any subject, using any components, and in any field. Just use your skills to make something incredible, share it on Instructables, and you can win one of the most truly incredible and versatile tools available: a Zing Laser from Epilog!

For more details check out the Instructables Site or check out some of the recent entries.

the important dates are below.

Contest Starts: Feb 18, 2009
Entry Deadline: Apr 19, 2009
Voting Starts: Apr 20, 2009
Voting Ends: Apr 26, 2009
Judging Starts: Apr 27, 2009
Judging Ends: May 11, 2009

Good Luck to all.


  1. Whystler Says:

    Questions ๐Ÿ™‚

    I was reading the official rules on the Intructables site, and it wasn’t completely clear that your design must be made as a laser cut project. It does have to be a laser cut project, right?

    Does it have to be produced for real, or can it be a project that will work, but has not been realized?

    Also, the wording in the official rules makes me ask: is this contest only open to US citizens, or is it worldwide?


  2. Jon Says:

    Very good questions Wystler, I hope the answers are posted here. It’s fantastic to see some more contests on Ponoko, just wish I knew about this on the 18th of Feb, getting something amazing done in a few weeks is possible but wow… talk about a strict deadline!

    Green with a twist… hmmm… not sure what could be greener then an amazing wooden, distributed laser cut model from Ponoko ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Jon – Create Unique Memories

  3. Ponoko Blog Says:

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  4. Whystler Says:

    Cool! Are there any answers available to my questions? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Ponoko Team Says:

    Whystler – the best thing to do is to head over to Instructables and ask your questions there – they’re the boss ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Whystler Says:

    Okey dokey. I thought you folks might have a quick answer as contest partners ;). So I went to the site, and found that this time I didn’t have to do any digging. Things appear to more clear in the initial write up than before. Am I wrong?………………..

    At any rate, here is what I found!………………..

    “your project can be on any subject, using any components, and in any field. Just use your skills to make something incredible, share it on Instructables, and you can win…” – So, no it doesn’t have to be made with laser cutting. But certainly laser cutting has a green element to it with regards to shipping efficiency!………………………….

    “Just use your skills to make something incredible, share it on Instructables” – So, yes it does appear that you have to make the item, and also write up an instructables report for the site……………………

    I’m sure this wasn’t there before – “”International entries are eligible! More than one Instructable can be entered per person”………………………………

    And here is a little info explaining what they mean by green: “What is a green twist? In honor of environmentally friendly design and Instructables’ Green Year 2009 initiative, we want to see at least some clearly described green component in the design, no matter how small. Simply detail some way your design is energy-efficient, reuses materials, or is helpful to the environment in some way. It doesn’t have to be the primary theme for your project – we just want to encourage green thinking at all stages of a project, no matter how small. Whether you’re picking LEDs over incandescent lights, making maximally efficient use of scarce resources, or dumpster-diving for materials, it’s these little steps that add up to permanent change.”


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