Join Us for ocMaker Challenge 2018!

Find out how to host your own Student 3D Printer Competition.

Ready to see how some of the brightest students in the country are planning to change the world? The fifth annual ocMaker Challenge is just around the corner, and we would like to extend an invitation to you, your family, and any friends you know who are interested in supporting the growth of STEM education in Southern California.

Completely free, family friendly, and open to the public, this year’s ocMaker Challenge will be held May 11 to May 12 at Hutton Gym in Chapman University at One University Drive in Orange, CA.

What is the ocMaker Challenge?

The ocMaker Challenge is an integrated STEM design competition in which middle school, high school, and college students in Orange County, California, compete by answering the challenge prompt, “Design and build, or significantly repurpose, a product that will solve a problem, need or want.” All entries must have a 3D-printed element and past winners include innovations like retractable high heels, a mosquito-trapping drone, and a “3D Printer Filament Storage Module” that shows how much filament has been used and how much is still left on the spool.

Produced by the Orange County Department of Education’s Career Technical Education Partnership (CTEp), Vital Link, and Career Technical Education of Orange County, the ocMaker Challenge started in 2014 with 40 student entries and has grown to over 200 entries for the 2017 season. Sharing ocMaker’s mission to ignite student interest in STEM, Airwolf 3D has served as the primary industry sponsor of the ocMaker Challenge since its beginning and conducts 3D printer training for teachers new to the event.

The ocMaker Challenge 2018 Details

Friday, May 11, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 12, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM (Awards ceremony from 12:30 – 1:30 PM)

Hutton Sports Center at Chapman University
1 University Drive, Orange, CA 92866


Parking is available at the Barrera parking structure off of Sycamore Ave. Locate a payment kiosk to print a parking pass.