Spring is arriving, Daylight Savings is already here, and you may find yourself getting that old spring back into your step — feeling ready for anything. Well, for all the 3D design and printing fans among us, there’s a way to channel this extra seasonal energy. MyMiniFactory has announced a slate of new design competitions — Pebble accessories, PlayStation accessories, jewellery, and 3D “Sprinting” — that include something for just about everyone. So check out the details below for all of these springtime challenges, and win yourself some awesome 3D printing prizes while honing and sharing new 3D design and printing skills.
Pebble Accessory Design Competition
Are you familiar with the Pebble Smartwatch? It’s an attractively designed watch that comes in three styles: Pebble Round, Pebble Time, and Pebble Steel. Conveniently, this is also how the 3D design competition for the smartwatch is organized, too. Pebble and MyMiniFactory want you to submit as many designs as you like for the three categories here, but you can only win in one. What kind of designs are appropriate? Think cases, stands, straps, and attachments — those kinds of smartwatch accessories. The prize in each category is that same smartwatch you choose to design for. Just submit your design by March 31, 2016 with voting to open April 12 and closing April 19, 2016.
If this is your first time hearing about the competition, don’t sweat it. You still have more than two weeks to come up with a must-have 3D designed and printable accessory for that already dazzling smartwatch — the Pebble.
PlayStation 3D Print Design Competition
Attention, gamers! Submit any Sony PlayStation related designs like props, armor, weapons, or game characters in this design challenge. The hours you already spend on your PS4 may have led you to imagine a plethora of things you’d like to 3D design and print for your favorite game. Now’s the time to do it, because you can finally fulfill that urge while also entering your design to win awesome prizes like a PlayStation 4, headset, 2 controllers and games for first prize. Second prize will get you a PS4 Game Bundle and controllers.
Be creative, as MyMiniFactory explains:
“Ever dreamed of seeing Drake or Sack Boy or Cole or Sly or Jak or Daxter or Spyro or Ratchet or Clank or Kratos or Lara or Snake or Cloud or Ico or Sora or Dante or Joel or Ellie bought to life with 3D printing? Ever wished you could wield those awesome weapons from Soul Caliber or God of War or Final Fantasy or Demon Souls? Well now is your chance to make it happen!”
You can submit designs here until March 31, 2016 and just like in the Pebble competition, the voting will open April 12 and close April 19, 2016.
3 Winners. 3 Designs. 3 Silver Castings. It’s as simple as that in this 3D designed and printable jewellery competition which closes on March 25, 2016. You can submit your design to be 3D printed in sterling silver here, with the chance to win in one of the following three categories: one ring, one pendant, and one pair of earrings. Not only will you win your design in sterling silver, but your jewellery work will be sold in the MyMiniFactory Shop, sold in London’s iMakr store, photographed by Cedric Tosoni and his team, and showcased by fashion blogger Gina Doost (while also getting some quality social media time on Instagram). From the sound of this competition, winning one of the categories can make you an instant 3D printable jewellery designing star!
3D Print Speed Challenge/Parrot Design Competition
Also, don’t forget to check out MyMiniFactory’s 3D Sprint Speed Challenge, which begins March 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time! You can enter by emailing TV@myminifactory.com if you think you have what it takes to 3D print the fastest.
Finally, the Parrot Design Competition, which called for submissions for Parrot drone accessories, is now closed. Winners will be announced in the next few days — so stay tuned for that announcement from MyMiniFactory.
Now, I don’t want to take up any more of your time since, as you can see, there are many ways to expend that extra springtime energy and win great prizes while you are at it. Get ready to submit cool 3D printable accessories and jewellery soon. Good luck! Are you planning to make a submission? Tell us about it in the MyMiniFactory 3D Design Competitions forum over at 3DPB.com.