One of the unique things about this competition — and about MyMiniFactory as a repository site — is that all of the entries will be printed! Free to enter, as well. (Making it a great competition to recommend here.) There are two tracks to choose from, shared below, along with a few examples of pieces from the site.
This Halloween push your skills to the limit in our 3D printing design competition, an overall winner will be decided from the two catagories, so pick your favourite!
First prize Flashforge Dreamer 3D printer
Staff pick prize – $200 cash + $150 printing credit
Important dates :
- Entry submission opens Monday 29th Sept
- Submission ends midnight Sunday 12th of October
- Voting starts Monday 20th of October
- Voting ends midnight Sunday 26th of October
- Winner announced Tuesday 28th of October
Shrunken head from the Jivaroan tribes of the Amazon? A replica of Walter Potters incredible Victorian taxidermeys? 3D model an interesting and strange curiosity to go in the MyMiniFactory cabinet. Printability is as vital as intrigue, please read the ‘designing for 3D printing’ guide to give you some pointers.
Curiosity cabinet artifacts don’t have to be the dark and the macabre however, precious and rare objects also make for fantastic show pieces. Priceless jewellery pieces, weapons from unknown warriors, and ceramics from lost dynasties all welcome.
Create an awesome Halloween costume prop. Something super scary and 100% printable. Zombie brain hat? Wearable witch nose? Let your imagination go wild!
We have created a blank mask template which can be downloaded and then modified in your software of choice, but also feel free to create a design from scratch. Check out our props and costume section if you need some inspiration.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!
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