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GE Garages making things Design Competition

Location :
New York
Submission Deadline :
Registration Deadline :
Award :
Jury Members :
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Type :
Open to all, International, Free Admission
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GE Garages is a mobile manufacturing lab that celebrates technologists, entrepreneurs, and everyday people with a one-of-a kind opportunity to discover modern prototyping and manufacturing processes, collaborate in hands-on workshops, participate in specialized manufacturing training and education, and learn from guest speakers.


STORY and GE are searching for someone to help design an iconic window installation during the MAKING THINGS program.
The design should illustrate how technology is influencing the way we make things today and work to visualize the themes of rapid prototyping, advanced manufacturing (industrial 3D printers, CNC Mill, robotic solutions, etc.), and software integration.


Entrants not in the NYC area will need to clearly outline their execution plan for fabrication and install.
All submissions are subject to the Terms and Conditions. In the event of any inconsistency between the Terms and Conditions and the content of this document, the Terms and Conditions shall control.


  • Launch—9/6/2012
  • Submission Deadline—9/20, 23:59 EST
  • Winner Announced—9/24/2012
  • Design Development, Fabrication, Install—9/24 – 10/4/2012
  • Opening—10/5/2012

Competition requirements

Design submissions should conceptually address MAKING THINGS rapid prototyping capabilities as applied to an architectural scale. This challenge is all about MAKING THINGS, and the design should employ the following technologies and materials (entries are not required to use all of the following):

  • 3D printer: MakerBot Replicator™ or similar model,Materials: ABS plastic
  • Laser cutter: Epilog Helix or similar model,Materials: acrylic, glass, paper, cardboard, leather, stone and much more
  • Injection Molder: Morgan Industries G-100T or similar model,Materials: ABS plastic, Thermoplastic PolyEthylene (TPE)
  • CNC Mill: Tormach PCNC 770 or similar benchtop model,Materials: acrylic, wood, glass, aluminum, stainless steel, titanium Read more 


  • Andy Goldberg
  • Yves Behar
  • Ben Kaufman
  • Sherry Huss
  • Marc Kushner

Awards: $20,000

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