Last month we challenged students in coming up with designs for gaming mouse devices. We were amazed at the students' creativity when we reviewed the Gaming Mouse Design Student Competition submissions! We narrowed down the top designs based on the following criteria:
- Design Attractiveness and Creativity: Is the design aesthetically pleasing, and does it evoke emotion? Will it inspire other designers? Use of multi-color, multi-material, and texture capabilities.
- Printability: Is it compatible with the specified technical specifications?
- Ergonomics/Utility/Believable: The design is realistic and practical for the intended use. The final design anticipates typical manufacturing production techniques, namely injection moldable housings. Not necessarily production-ready, but it should be manufacturable.
And now we're happy to announce the top 5 designs! All will be printed on our Stratasys J55 3D printer - we're looking forward to seeing them in real life.
A South Shore Regional Vocational Technical High School student created the first-place design. We are impressed by the color and detail - the only submission that includes a design on the bottom!
As the winner of the competition, we're glad to be giving South Shore Voc Tech a MakerBot 3D printer!
The second-place design was created by a Tantasqua Regional Vocational High School student, inspired by a Tesla!
The third-place design was created by a South Shore Regional Vocational Technical High School student. This is a fun, unique design.
The fourth-place design is by a student at South Shore Regional Vocational Technical High School, with a unique structure for the wheel.
A Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School student created the fifth-place design. We like the sleek, ergonomic style.
Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you instructors and students for participating!