NCLab CAD Challenge 2012 has finished! We received 84 designs from 8 countries. Not bad at all for the first year of the Contest. Big Thank You to Everyone for Participating! First place: Peter Cline (Monterey, CA) for the implementation of an entire font family for 3D printing. Second place: Andreas Kuhn (Stuttgart, Germany) for designing a clever algorithm to construct the Sierpinski Fractal Triangle with an arbitrary number of levels.
We received 84 designs from 8 countries. Not bad at all for the first year of the Contest. Big Thank You to Everyone for Participating!
Congratulations to Peter Cline from Monterey, CA! The decision of the jury was unanimous. Peter used advanced techniques including Bezier curves to implement the complete Cooper Black Standard Font (25 letters).
Why this choice? Peter says that he likes 3D printing a lot and he always wanted his name printed in 3D. But he did not stop at the 7 letters that form his name – he wanted everyone to be able to print their names too. Awesome thinking! Peter agreed to make his 3D font available to all NCLab users. We are currently working on incorporating the font into NCLab. Peter receives an iPad 3, NCLab’s Full Plan for one year, Certificate of Award, and 3D print of his name! Once more – congratulations and keep up the great work!
Second place belongs to Andreas Kuhn from Stuttgart, Germany who used clever Python scripting to implement the Sierpinski Triangle Fractal. The number of the fractal levels is a user-specified parameter.
Very cool! With Andreas’ permission we included the fractal in the suite of featured NCLab projects. Andreas receives Full Plan for one year, Certificate of Award, and 3D print of his name as a bonus!