The Module Design Challenge

Module is building its first homes in 2018 and we’re always pushing the envelope when it comes to construction technology. One trend we’ve been following is digital manufacturing. We love the idea that custom components or furnishings for a home can be 3D printed, CNC routed, or laser cut. These technologies open the door to a new world of possibilities. That’s why we’re teaming up with Roboto NYC to host a design challenge!  

We are giving university students the opportunity to design a fixture or furnishing that will be incorporated into one of our first homes. The winning design also earns a $500 cash prize! Check out the challenge details, guidelines, and register here.

Challenge Categories

  1. Furniture Seating components, desk, storage components, bed, murphy bed, desk
  2. LED Lighting Pendants, wall components, lampshades, hanging lights, exterior lights
  3. Vertical Wall System Modular components for storage, plants, herbs  (Limit to 3ft x 8ft - Sectional pieces of 39” x 24”)

Challenge Sponsors

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Module is a Pittsburgh-based design and technology startup. Module's pay-as-you-go housing solution enables home builders to provide an affordable and flexible entry point for home ownership. With our end-end platform & construction technology, we can turn a one bedroom starter unit into a 3-bedroom house, providing buyers with the right amount of space at the right time.

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Roboto.NYC is New York City's premier light fabrication service specializing in 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser marking and cutting, CAD, and model making. Located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the service was founded by two former MakerBot employees.

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The virtual workspace for digital and physical creators.  MakerOS is the best software platform for running a creative service online.  Manage projects, bill clients and build your supply chain for any service type.

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www.cmu.edu/energy

The Scott Institute for Energy Innovation works through the academic units of Carnegie Mellon University to find solutions for the nation's and the world's energy challenges including pathways to a low carbon future, smart grid, new materials for energy, shale gas, and building energy efficiency through research, strategic partnerships, public policy outreach and education.