Ponoko is about turning the stuff you dream up into physical objects that you can hold in your hands. Nothing beats seeing your designs come to life.
To coincide with the launch of their new Personal Factory 4 services, Google announced a competition to produce a piece of instructional content that's equal parts enlightening and entertaining. Each entry must be titled "How to use Google SketchUp for Ponoko 3D printing," but aside from that, the format is pretty open. Text, images and video (or some combination of the three) are all fair game.
The prizes include: All three winners will each receive SketchUp Pro 8, a 12-month Prime subscription to Personal Factory 4 and a voucher for having something made. The prizes for first place alone are worth $1500.
The competition deadline is four weeks from now; all entries are due Dec'17, 2010.
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