The Ponoko site has another contest going on; this time you need to get your craft apron on and your game hat too. Like the previous contest on this site, this is another 10-day challenge, but they are now looking for crafty-types to create games:
Games and Puzzles can educate and entertain. They can be a solitary exercise or a group activity and when you have memorized how it goes together, you can pass it on to friends or family.
Your challenge is to create intriguing and entertaining games or puzzles on a laser cutter – within 10 days!
Laser cutting brings a new angle to games and puzzles. The ability to create incredibly intricate detail means the games and puzzles can be as simple or as complex as you like. The traditional jigsaw shape can now be designed with much greater variety and intricacy.
Laser surface treatments can be a graphic in nature or a texture. How these are used is essential in the design of your puzzle. Every mark or line on the material becomes a clue on how to put the puzzle together.
Your creations need not be 2D. You could make a 3D puzzle using layers or shapes connected in an interesting way. Think about how multiple pieces can be combined to create an interesting design.
Attention to detail, material combinations, connections, production feasibility and quality will be key to making your design stand out.
Up to $5,000 in prizes are up for grabs
This contest started on May 1st, so that means, one, two, three, not counting today, err, you’ve only got 6 days left!