The contest co-sponsors also have allied with Shapeways as a 3D printing resource for the additive manufacturing process the contest envisions. The rules specify stainless steel as the raw material for the creations.
Teams face the challenge of deciphering and meeting export control restrictions, while exercising the flexibility of synchronizing their collaborations in the Sunglass cloud with SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, Rhino or Catia, among other virtual design tools.
Segway inventor Dean Kamen headlines the competition judging team, which will expand to include aerospace industry experts associated with NASA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the TED nonprofit, according to DIYRockets and Sunglass.
The judging team will award $5,000 to the team with the top overall design and $2,500 prizes to the best student entry from an educational institution as well as the team exhibiting the most creative use of the collaboration platforms. Registration closes on April 6. Winners will be announced July 1.