Vertical X Axis Standard Contest
This is the place for all your contest info. This contest is run by Bryanandaimee.
The aim of the contest is to encourage design of standards compliant vertical X axis projects. This goal will be met if three or more projects are adapted to the Vertical_X_Axis_Standard or created from scratch to this specification.
A big thanks to lulzbot.com for their generous donation of a set of Pololu drivers!
The contest is over. Winners are listed below.
1st Place: Contestant 8 North90ty
2nd Place: Contestant 1 Emmanuel
3rd Place: Contestant 2 RustySpoon
1st Prize : A complete set of Generation_7_Electronics, fully soldered and tested, including Pololu drivers. Four KTM-S1201 serial 7 Segment LCD displays, and 2 high power 3W blue LED's each with a 12V driver. And a Prusa HBP board The Prusa HBP board is in! Just arrived a few days ago.
2nd Prize : A Gen7 electronics board populated with all electronics except the Pololu drivers. Fully soldered and tested. Two KTM-S1201 serial 7 Segment LCD displays, and one high power 3W blue LED with a 12V driver. And a set of strip boards suitable for a gheto HBP.
Rules and conditions
The contest begins September 12, 2011, and ends November 12, 2011. The contest deadline may be extended once by a >50% majority of the entrants, in which case the contest will end December 12, 2011.
By Oct 12 all entrants must have declared their wish to compete by posting a link to their project web page below.
The prizes will be awarded strictly on a points basis with points accumulated as detailed below.
The points system is designed to make the awarding of prizes transparent and objective. Points will be awarded as detailed below.
1. Declare your entry and link to your project web page
1st entrant 5 points
2nd entrant 4 points
3rd entrant 3 points
4th entrant 2 points
5th through 1 millionth entrant 1 point
all others :) one half point
2. Post STL files of Vertical_X_Axis_Standard compliant designs
X carriage design 50 points
Extruder design 50 points
Other tool head mount 50 points
Combined X carriage/extruder design 100 points (In place of the two points categories above, not in addition to)
X end idler and X motor mount 100 points
Just for clarification, as I have been asked by one of the contestants, the maximum points total for this category would be 250. 100 for an extruder/carriage design either combined or separate but not both, 100 for X idler and motor mount, and 50 for other tool head mounts.
3. Post original design files eg. Scad, Sketchup etc.
4. Print and post pictures of printed objects
5. Assemble and post video of movement on a compliant bot or mock up. (Mock up could be a separate X axis assembly or simply bars clamped at the correct spacing as per the standard.)
100 points for motorized movement on a bot
50 points for motorized movement on a mock up
25 points for hand powered movement on a bot or mock up
6. Post a video of your assembly, on a bot, printing a part.
7. Publicity points
10 points per blog/website/newsgroup post mentioning the contest (prior to the entrance deadline of Oct 12) that mentions you as originator of the news. Only 10 points per website, repeat posts on the same site will be ignored in the points tally. (But appreciated)
1 point per "like" on thingiverse
The points system may be subject to change up to Oct 12, after which they will remain set for the duration of the contest. The basic structure and intent of the points system will not change. Only contestants may suggest changes to the points system. Final rule set will be the decision of the contest author.
By posting a link to your project page below you are declaring your intent to participate in the contest as described above. Posting below does not obligate you to complete any of the requirements for points as described in the points section.
Example. Contestant 0: Test_Tube_Mendel is the baum! I'll whip all ya'll togetharrrr!!!!! (Please keep it clean :) Note: Test_Tube_Mendel will not be entering the contest as the designer is also the contest author. "
Contestant 3: Action68's_vertical_x_axis_reprap
Contestant 5: Vlad_Tepes -- rigidity obsessed; with 12mm bars and bearings; maybe even 1cm t5 belt; just started, first updates might take a while, and i might be late aswell - will see;
Contestant 7: Project_BYVerX Just started work, hoping not too late ^_-
Contestant 9: Jolijar
The contest is over and the points totals are shown below. Contestants have till tomorrow my time to confirm or challenge the totals.
Contestant 3 Action68's_vertical_x_axis_reprap 3 Points
Contestant 7 Project_BYVerX 1 Point
Contestant 8 Very simple Vx by North90ty on Thingiverse 1+250+100+100+100+100+47= 698 Points