The Great Google Ponoko Challenge!

Google and Ponoko challenge YOU

To make it as easy as possible for you to jump in and take advantage of the new Personal Factory 4 (now with 3D printing), we created a Starter kit for Google SketchUp showing how to export a DAE design for 3D printing.

But we both think you can do waaaay better.

So Google SketchUp and Ponoko have teamed up to give away $3,776 worth of prizes to the people who can help us show the world “How to use Google SketchUp for Ponoko 3D printing.”

Not only can you win some super-fab prizes, but you’ll also be helping people all over the world take the step into creating 3D printed designs.

The grand prize winner will also have their ‘how to’ displayed on both the Google SketchUp and Ponoko websites.

We’re looking for an easy-to-follow guide on “How to use Google SketchUp for Ponoko 3D printing”

Your guide can use text, images, and/or video. To enter, just upload your guide to Instructables and share it with the “Ponoko SketchUp” account over there.

Importantly, the title of your Instructable (and any video) must be: “How to use Google SketchUp for Ponoko 3D printing”.

You can enter as many times as you like from anywhere in the world, but you’ve only got from now until 17th December 2010!

Submit an Instructable to enter now!
(I pledge to obey the competition rules.)

There are 3 prizes up for grabs:

Grand prize (worth $1,500+)
Gorge yourself on the whole cake:

Second prize (worth $1,213)
You get a pretty serious chunk:

Third prize (worth $1,063)
Happy holidays:

The judging will be done by the peoples at Google SketchUp and Ponoko. And the winners will be the ones who have produced something that makes it really easy to understand how to use Google SketchUp for Ponoko 3D printing.

Here are the important dates

22 November 2010 - Entries open (that’s today.)

17 December 2010 – Entries close at 5pm US Pacific time (you’ve got 4 weeks!)

20 December 2010 - Winners announced (just in time for the holidays.)

Submit an Instructable to enter now!
(I pledge to obey the competition rules.)

So what you waiting for?!

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