And the winner of Unlimited Lab/FabLab challenge is…

Hello everyone!

Thanks again for all your energy on Friday. It is always amazing what cardboard and a few tools (…and the human brain…) can do to the creative process.

We hope you had a chance to recover over the weekend. We have some reflection and feedback we would like to share before we announce the winner of the #MACE16 Rapid-prototyping Award.

The lucky team will receiver 200 grams in 3D printing + CAD modelling consultancy for the development of its own product.


Each one of you had a unique approach and different outcome from last week’s learn-with-you-hands experience, and every team impressed us with something particular.

The Spooke team put a lot of effort into prototyping but not with the outcome they expected. They probably learned a lot more about themselves as individuals and how they work together as a team.

The cuddly chair team had the guts to say “We think what we came up with is not following the no-waste principles”. Being able to admit a so-called failure requires self-reflection and honesty. That’s how you build towards the next challenge.

The chopping board team went from not quite following the brief on Day 1, to cut and measure and brainstorm, and end up speaking with enthusiasm about their prototype. No hesitation, no script needed.

The self-drinking pot team dedicated time to reflect on what they wanted to prototype on Friday and changed their MVP on the go. From recycling light bulbs to a thermo mug with quite an impressive amount of engineering specifications in terms of materials, structure etc.

The headset frame team was definitely all over the place, ending up with a laser cut prototype showing their concept and a convincing pitch. They definitely brought their idea to life! We hope you’ll keep working on that.

The washing line team engaged in a lot of rapid-prototyping: who cares about pretty if it proves a point, right? They had their specifications and went through most of them with rapid iteration, using whatever was on the table.

The jar speaker team has shown a good team work, and has been faithful to their concept, which is great, but don’t forget to question even something you are 100% sure of.

Same goes to sand clock team. You have shown a determination to build your prototype as a team, but possibly haven’t asked yourselves enough questions on the way!

It was not an easy choice but the questions we asked ourselves made it for us:

– Who followed the brief closely?
– Who kept in mind UnLab resources and technologies?
– Who engaged with rapid-prototyping in the most productive way and with no fear or making it wrong?

Well… the washing line team is the #MACE16 Rapid-prototyping champion 🙂
Please collect your voucher from Janja.

However, Unlimited Lab will be here for all MACErs during the year. We are setting up mentoring sessions and we hope to see you all soon.

And… keep making.

Irene, Elmira & Josue

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