Exciting New Contest Sponsored by Zoybar, Shapeways and Blenderart Magazine

Have you ever wanted to custom design your own electric guitar? Well here is your chance. Design and model your very own custom parts to attach to a Zoybar electric guitar hardware kit.


Blenderart Magazine is working with Shapeways and Zoybar on an exciting new contest: Design original hardware features that can be incorporated with the Zoybar instruments and that can be 3D printed with Shapeways.
A platform for Open Hardware, working together with Open Software and an Open Production platform – how cool is that? Read on for contest details.

The Challenge

Design original hardware features that can be incorporated with the Zoybar instruments and enter a contest to win your creation. Design in Blender.

How does it work?

Zoybar offers a number of CAD files that you can base your work on. Download them and design your new instrument. Upload your design to Zoybar to participate in the contest (tip: upload to Shapeways too, to test the printability of your design. Tag with ‘zoybar’ please).

Check out this diagram to learn how to participate and for all the relevant links.

TimelineThe competition will start on August 05, however submissions will not be revealed before August 22 and will continue until September 20, 2010.The competition will end on October 05, 2010.

The prizes

Function category prize (Open to all): A Full Zoybar Guitar or Bass Hardware kit provided by Zoybar, plus 3D print of the winning design entry in the amount of $200 (USD) provided by Shapeways. Total Value: $870 (USD)

Fantasy category prize: (Exclusive for Blender users only) A Full Zoybar Guitar or Bass Hardware kit. Valued: $670 (USD) provided by Zoybar.

The winners will be announced in Blenderart Magazine’s 30th issue and on the Shapeways blog.


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