We are excited to let everyone know that the first Foldit "trophy" has been delivered! You may remember that Boots McGraw's design for the puzzle "187: More Core Design" (http://fold.it/portal/node/986677) was the first Foldit design to be tested in the lab (http://fold.it/portal/node/986908) - although the lab test didn't work out as we'd hoped (http://fold.it/portal/node/987148). To celebrate, the people at 3D Molecular Designs (http://www.3dmoleculardesigns.com/) were nice enough to make a model of Boots' design and donate it to us!
Here are some photos:
He says, "I will bring it to the office and leave it on my desk; so when my co-workers once again ask why I don't want to play 'Farmville' with them, I will show them the model and tell them I am 'busy curing cancer, AIDS, and the common cold'".
Thanks Boots and thanks to everyone for their contributions to Foldit! We'll continue looking for ways to reward our players!( Posted by Seth Cooper 104 2485 | Mon, 04/05/2010 - 22:23 | 7 comments )