ocMaker Challenge

2017-2018 ocMaker Challenge Project

Orientation Meetings


  • Draft Project List - DUE  Friday, January 19, 2018
    • Complete Draft Project List online.  The form will ask you for: Team Members Names, Brief Description of Project and Target Level 

  • Instructor Project Review/Selection (For Teachers use only - do not submit) - April 11, 2018
  • Presentation Board Template - April 13, 2018
  • Final Project List and Promotional/Demonstration Videos Links and Photo Releases - April 18, 2018
  • Final Exhibit and Competition - May 11-12, 2018 - Chapman University

2017-2018 Levels of Response (Click here to download diagram of levels)

  1. Prototype is static or non-functional
  2. Prototype is dynamic and has some functionality 
  3. Prototype includes intelligent technology
  4. Prototype includes intelligent technology PLUS tooling/fabrication processes
  • For the purposes of the ocMaker Challenge, a prototype is defined as a model that is used to demonstrate the qualities of a future product. A prototype can be anything that demonstrates how your idea works and what it will look like.

Awards (Click here to download Judging Rubrics)

Main Competition – No Divisions - College, high school, and middle school projects compete against each other.

  • Industry judges will score and identify 3 winning projects per level. CASH Prizes sponsored by Airwolf 3D!
  • NEW CATEGORY - App Augmented Product

Special Awards 2017-2018– By Division - One project from each division will be identified as a winner.

  • Most Innovative Product
  • Most Socially Conscious Product – CASH Prizes sponsored by MatterHackers!

2017-2018 ocMaker Challenge Rules and Constraints

  • Product must be an original creation designed specifically for the Maker Challenge.
  • Must identify STEM concepts within design solution.
  • Project must make use of 3D modeling software and 3D printed parts.
  • Participants must be teams of 2 – 5 members.
  • Video must be made by the team.

Please remember that the following 3 items are required for the Exhibit:

  • Physical Prototype
  • Product/Project Description - Digital Content
  • Tri-fold Presentation Board
  • Promotional/Demonstration Video