The official results of the Instructables international makerspace contest were announced this week.
The website hosting the contest, Instructables.com, is a place where makers can document their projects and share instructions on how to make everything from simple recipes to complicated technology. The goal of the makerspace contest was to document as many projects as possible with step-by-step instructions (instructables).
This year, the second year of the contest, 75 makerspaces from around the world competed for over $50,000 in prizes, including a laser cutter, 3D printers and CNC machines.
Top Prize for Most Featured Instructables
YuKonstruct members wrote 262 instructables over a three month period, from June 1 to August 31.
The top prize in the contest, equipment valued at $30,000 CND, was awarded to the team with the most “featured” projects. Featured instructables are selected by the website editors and recognize well -documented projects of a high quality. YuKonstruct’s team produced 199 featured instructables, 97 more than the next highest team from New Zealand.
For most featured instructables, we have won the following:
- Epilog Zing (40W) laser cutter
- Pocketnc CNC machine
- $100 towards 3D printing from 3DHubs
- $1000 in MakeBlock robot parts
- Ardusat education kit for space experiments
As members know, the laser cutter currently at YuKonstruct is one of the makerspace’s most popular tools. Winning an additional smaller machine means that members will no longer need to wait as long to do their engraving and cutting projects, and training courses will no longer interfere with access to a laser.
Projects by YuKonstruct’s Team
To make it a little easier to peruse, we’ve grouped some of the instructables together into collections.
YuKonstruct Team Members
We had a fantastic team of volunteers who brought home the win for YuKonstruct this summer: