Winner, Winner, Smokin’ Dinner!

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The Challenge FirstBuild’s smokin’ hot design challenge gave community members the opportunity to win cash prizes and bragging rights while showcasing their industrial design talent. We asked contestants to contribute to the look of our newest innovative home appliance: the …

Learn About the “Hotel” Winners

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This week, the winners of the “21c/FirstBuild Hotel Room of the Future” challenge were announced! But, who are the people behind the submissions? Get to know the winners of the challenge and learn all about their journeys to becoming challenge …

Hotel Room of the Future – Top 10 Announced

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Community voting for the “Hotel Room of the Future Design Challenge” has concluded, and we have compiled our top 10 entries from the original 39. Entries were graded on three main criteria: guest experience, feasibility, and overall completeness of the …

Cold Brew Coffee Challenge Top 10

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Voting in the Cold Brew Coffee Challenge recently closed and we received a lot of great entries; but, as in any challenge, there has to be a winner. Today we take our first step towards choosing a winner by announcing …

App Enabled Home Challenge Winners

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A few weeks ago, we launched the first phase of the App Enabled Home Challenge. The challenge centered on defining the interface and hardware standard for the home of the future. We received some great entries but, since this is …

Make Us a Drink Challenge Winners

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The “Make Us a Drink” challenge recently wrapped up with taste test at FirstBuild. Several tasters were selected to judge the drinks and vote on their favorites, after which the votes were tallied and the winners were chosen. Check it …

Make Us A Drink Challenge – Top 5

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Five drinks have been chosen as the best submissions in the Make Us A Drink challenge! In no particular order, the finalists are: Feel the Heat By I_Robledo Ingredients: Ice Cubes 1 fl. oz. Grenadine Syrup 1.5 fl. oz. Mezcal …

Nugget Ice Challenge Winners

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Our quest to find an awesome design for our upcoming countertop nugget ice maker has come to an end. Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry, we had a lot of really “cool” designs to choose from. Let’s end the …

Countertop Challenge Winners

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We received over 450 entries in this challenge, which was by far the most entires we’ve ever had in any challenge. We’d like to thank everyone for their participation; there were so many great entries, but we could only choose …