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Discussion in '* CONTESTS * Win Cool Stuff!' started by MaryD, Oct 3, 2017.

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OpenBuilds MiniMill Video Contest

Poll closed Nov 17, 2017.
  1. Entry 1 - Class of 2018

    499 vote(s)
    55.8%
  2. Entry 2 - Hugh the Aussie Maker

    6 vote(s)
    0.7%
  3. Entry 3 - Maniac Bunny

    2 vote(s)
    0.2%
  4. Entry 4 - Mini Shop

    22 vote(s)
    2.5%
  5. Entry 5 - Greenlab Microfactory

    178 vote(s)
    19.9%
  6. Entry 6 - Model Airline Maker

    24 vote(s)
    2.7%
  7. Entry 7 - Cherry Pi Team

    74 vote(s)
    8.3%
  8. Entry 8 - Lunch Hour Maker

    7 vote(s)
    0.8%
  9. Entry 9 - MakerHive

    39 vote(s)
    4.4%
  10. Entry 10 - LifEnabled

    44 vote(s)
    4.9%
  1. TylerN

    TylerN Guest
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    Greetings all,
    I have a vision to create an integrated system of unmanned vehicles** that can transfer and load and unload a standardized package autonomously, semi-autonomously, or remotely, depending on the application. The entire system will be modular and dynamically implementable, and have a plethora of applications, from commercial operations to being used for delivering urgently needed medical supplies to inaccessible places in inclement weather and/or at night. One of the fundamental goals is to create a high functioning system at a relatively low cost that fulfills a unique place in the market through continuous research, testing, and development. The applications in the humanitarian scope alone are massive. My goal in creating this system will be to have a real and functional impact on the world, changing the logistics of small items on a fundamental level, for the benefit of people, not simply to turn a profit (something I wouldn't mind, but don't see coming for some years in the development of this project, quite the opposite actually). Hence, as I have very, very little money to work with here, I would love to win a MiniMill, as it would assist in the prototyping and fabrication processes. I intend to begin prototyping when I return home at the end of November, as I am currently in El Salvador, completing my final month of missions work. Tentatively I will resume schooling in the fall of 2018 to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering, so as to further my skills and make the continued development of this system possible and to build a team to do it with me, as I am under no such illusion that I can pull this off on my own. All in all, I am excited to get my hands in it and think a MiniMill would be of assistance.

    Tyler Nash

    Note to moderator (MaryD): I made a mistake when posting this video for the first time. I accidentally posted the video twice in the same post and had no description. I looked for some time as to how I could go back and edit the post, but have yet to find a way. Would you be so kind as to go and delete that first post with the double videos in it? I would really appreciate it. Out of curiosity, and for future reference, is there a way for me to go and edit my posts? Thanks for your help!

    *Sorry I accidentally posted the video on there twice and forgot to add a description.
    **The unmanned vehicles tentatively include, but are not limited to: multirotor UAVs, fixed wing UAVs, ROVs, and very small unmanned boats.
     
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  2. FabianGallardo

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    hello friends this is the video of my postulation which I really hope to win forgiveness for my English that is very bad so much that it edits the audio of the video so that it was understandable. I really like to win this machine greetings !!!! and thanks for the opportunity


     
  3. Wombaticus

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    love the smell of sandalwood, good luck!
     
  4. Joe Downard

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    Please help me back the Blue and others. Public service is mostly a thankless job. Help make people remember when they do something good. There are challenge coins issued where I work for saving a life but hardly anything else. Help me change this.
     
  5. Babasile Oladele-Emmanuel

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    Hello OpenBuilds Community,

    The GreenLab Microfactory would be delighted to utilize your MiniMill in our facility in Ibadan, Nigeria. The MiniMill would greatly help us to achieve our vision of reinventing both the innovation and education system of Nigeria, as well as breeding the real change makers in Nigeria.

    Please find our submission below. Thank you.



    GreenLab Microfactory

    We don't just innovate, we Greenovate
     
  6. Broc

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    Thank you Open Builds and makers! Let's put this dazzling machine to work!
     
  7. Jonahj6

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    We are very excited to use a lot of OpenBuilds parts for our robot this year. We found those parts are sturdy and very easy and flexible to put together. We had need to build an H shape out of aluminum extrusion and we had to design 3D parts to put everything together because we do not have proper tools to cut it. It takes 40 hours to design and print 3D parts. With a MiniMill, it would be much faster and sturdier.
    We are planning to share our tools with other teams in the community. We also are planning to use it for Robosub in the future

     
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  8. Broc

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    My original video posted at 9:49PM (mountain time) had errors during uploading! Here's the video without errors, hopefully I made the time stamp!
     
  9. MaryD

    MaryD OpenBuilds Team
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    Thanks for all the great videos. We are reviewing all of them and will select 10 videos to go head-to-head in the final round. YOU, the OpenBuilds Community, will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite video of those Top 10. The video that garners the most votes, will win the MiniMill.
     
  10. Kevin Kuehn

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    When will the videos be selected? Thanks.
     
  11. MaryD

    MaryD OpenBuilds Team
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    Due to technical issues, this video could not be posted by the author however, the link to the video did reach us at 7:48PM on Oct 31st. On behald of Harry-David Kowal....

     
  12. Jonahj6

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    To MaryD, I posted the original video with some errors before the deadline. My team wanted to correct them so I took the vide down. We started the video upload before the deadline but did not finish until few minutes after. I hope we are still under the consideration for the contest. Thank You!
     
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  13. MaryD

    MaryD OpenBuilds Team
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    Thank you for your entry. Good Luck!
     
  14. MaryD

    MaryD OpenBuilds Team
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  15. Marco Zubieta

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    Thanks for your participation ! we want to promote:
     
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  16. MaryD

    MaryD OpenBuilds Team
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    OpenBuilds would like to recognize and thank GreenLab MicroFactory @Babasile Oladele-Emmanuel for generously donating their prize to fellow contestant LifEnabled @Brintrot . This kind of generosity is really what it is all about. People helping people.

    Thank you GreenLab MicroFactory!
     
  17. Brintrot

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    Thank you GreenLab MicroFactory! We feel honored and blessed by your generosity.
     
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  18. Babasile Oladele-Emmanuel

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    We at the GreenLab Microfactory would like to thank the entire OpenBuild team. We did not do anything special, as we are nothing but co-labourers in making our WORLD a better place for all. I wish the LifEnabled team the very best of success.

    It is a privilege to be part of this great initiative. Tausend Dank!
     
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