I was asked to be one of the judges in the You Fab 2012 laser cutter design contest, based in Tokyo. There were so many terrific entries that it was hard to pick the winners.
You Fab 2012 is a contest for laser cutter design ideas from around the world. The panel of judges made up of Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham from Klein Dytham architecture (KDa), Toshiya Fukuda who is the founder of 777 Interactive and one of the brains behind the FabCafe, Hiroya Tanaka who is the founder of Fablab Japan and FabCafe’s Fab Master Kotaro Iwaoka all got together recently on the 10th floor of the Loftwork Lab with Chief Editor of MAKE magazine Mark Frauenfelder who joined via Skype from LA to deliberate and select the winning designs for You Fab 2012 from the list of finalists.
The judges selected the winners for this—our very first Fab contest—based on whether the ideas were stimulating and original, whether the designs were unique and creative, and if they hacked existing culture and fully showcased how cool Fab really is and its capabilities.