Flash Contests Theme: Keychain Instruments

We maintain rolling with the flash contests so maintain your eyes peeled on this web page to see the present themes. Reminder, flash contests come weekly, each Friday, and solely final 9 days. There’s additionally just one principal prize, 400 PrusaMeters to the winner however we’re awarding another small prizes awarded at our discretion. Oh, and in case you are working to gather as many badges as doable on Printables that is additionally an opportunity to get a contest winner badge!

Good luck and maintain studying beneath to seek out our newest themes.

Present themes:

35. Keychain Instruments

Beginning September 9, 2022 Ending September 18, 2022 23:59 UTC

Keychains are a enjoyable solution to showcase the issues that you just love, however additionally they are inclined to get in the best way, taking on an excessive amount of area in our pockets or luggage. If they’ll inhabit these areas, they need to additionally serve a objective. However, a useful gizmo that’s simply accessed is nicely price some added pocket room. This week, let’s combine the 2! We’re difficult you to create keychain instruments. We have already got a number of wrenches, bit drivers, telephone stands, whistles, and different helpful creations however we expect there’s room for extra. All entries should be capable to be connected to a keyring and should have one other objective past organizing or adorning your keys.

Multi objective caliper keychain in lower than 50 minutes by 3D Prof

This contest ends on the 18th so put your instruments to work and get your entry in.

Contest Web page

Judging Standards, The best way to take part and Phrases and circumstances

34. Marble Mazes

Beginning September 2, 2022 Ending September 11, 2022 23:59 UTC

There are every kind of puzzles that may be made with the assistance of 3D printing however one of the enjoyable are marble mazes. Positive, it’s simple sufficient to make a primary marble maze from wooden and even carboard however 3D printing makes creating extra sophisticated even 3D  mazes simple sufficient to create. This week, we problem you to create a marble maze of your personal. All entries should have a ball of some type that travels by some form of maze and should have a ultimate answer (no trick mazes which might be unattainable to resolve to drive us all mad). The ball is as much as you, a ball bearing, glass marble, and even one thing bigger are all acceptable.

Snap-Collectively Marble Maze by ericman314

This contest will probably be rolling out on September eleventh, so get your entry in instantly.

Contest Web page

Judging Standards, The best way to take part and Phrases and circumstances

Archived themes:

33. Filament Pattern Swatches

Beginning August 26, 2022 Ending September 4, 2022 23:59 UTC

Whether or not you run into us at an occasion the place we’ve samples, join a service just like the Alien field, swap filament with mates, or simply have a critical filament habit (no judgment right here, we perceive), it’s simple to seek out your self with dozens if not lots of of filaments in your assortment. Preserving observe of all of the totally different colours and supplies could be difficult. Some individuals print fashions like Benchies however these take up plenty of area. Small swatches take up much less filament and fewer time to print however the secret’s how do you retailer them to maintain them organized and the way do you mark them to know what’s what? This week, discovering the answer to those two issues is your problem. We would like you to design the right swatch for monitoring all of our filament libraries. All entries have to be fast prints however most significantly, they have to be simple to prepare and simple to label. If you will discover a solution to make them enjoyable with these limits, all the higher.

Filament Swatch by Mildly_Admirable

Don’t simply pattern this problem, dive in and get your entry to us by September 4th.

Contest Web page

32. Knife Holders

Beginning August 19, 2022 Ending August 28, 2022 23:59 UTC

Correctly caring on your instruments is vital to maintaining them in peak working situation. This implies common upkeep to your 3D printer in your workshop but in addition imply correct storage of your knives in your kitchen. This week we’re difficult you to create a knife holder to maintain your fingers secure and your blades from getting dinged up. Bear in mind that is about storing knives, we don’t need to see handles or scales for present blades. Your holder could be for a single knife or a number of knives, it’s as much as you. That is going to be a contest that’s both gained with actually artistic practicality or an excellent intelligent aesthetic (or who is aware of with you lot, possibly each). I also needs to say, I’m not a fan of knife blocks which might be arduous to scrub if any kitchen mess will get in them, I’ll be keeping track of this when selecting our winners.

Knife Holder by Dombi3D

Should you suppose you’ve acquired a pointy thought for a design, get your entry to us by the twenty eighth.

Contest Web page

31. Sealable Containers

Beginning August 12, 2022 Ending August 21, 2022 23:59 UTC

Should you spend sufficient time within the 3D printing passion you’ll purchase plenty of little ins and outs from numerous printers. Preserving all of them organized and safe generally is a problem. We have now had plenty of organizational contests however a lot of them lead to drawers and open high containers. These gained’t fly for this contest although, this week we problem you to create containers that securely shut. We need to see snap lids, hinges with clasps, screw tops, and lock containers. Your field could be any measurement or maintain any sort of object however it should have a secured lid.

We will probably be placing the lid on this challenge on Sunday the twenty first so get your entry in earlier than it’s too late.

Contest Web page

30. AirTag Equipment

Beginning August 5, 2022 Ending August 14, 2022 23:59 UTC

They are saying massive issues are available small packages and Apple is making an attempt to show it with their AirTag gadgets. These small coin sized gadgets use the community created by ubiquity of iPhones to trace something they’re connected to, your baggage, your bike, your pet, are all simple to seek out if they’ve an AirTag connected. So this week, we wish you to make holders and equipment to higher connect AirTags to something it’s possible you’ll need to observe (please use this energy responsibly). Don’t fear when you don’t have already got an AirTag, there’s already a pattern mannequin right here on Printables. All qualifying fashions should by some means maintain an Apple AirTag, apart from that, it’s as much as you.

AirTag Lock – Print in Place by Cisco

Should you suppose you may observe down a profitable thought, make sure you get your entry in by Sunday August 14th.

Contest Web page

29. Sharpie Mods

Beginning July 29, 2022 Ending August 7, 2022 23:59 UTC

Some manufacturers seize a market so nicely that their title turns into synonymous with your entire market of that product; Kleenex, Band-aid, or for everlasting markers, Sharpie. This week our problem to you is to create mods and equipment for the ever ubiquitous Sharpie everlasting marker. Whereas we are going to nonetheless settle for easy holders and stands, if you wish to win we advise discovering extra artistic options. All profitable entries should use a Sharpie marker in them. Sharpies are available all totally different sizes, shapes, and level kinds although and any of these are acceptable for this problem.

Sharpie Positive Level Plotter Adapter by beardicus

Like all of our flash contests, this one will probably be gone shortly so make your mark on it by August seventh earlier than it’s too late.

Contest Web page

28. Battery Containers

Beginning July 22, 2022 Ending July 31, 2022 23:59 UTC

Storing batteries correctly is crucial to maintaining them in fine condition so they’re prepared to make use of and to stop mishaps (have you ever ever almost caught your workplace on hearth with an errant 9v battery, we’ve). In fact, more often than not, the containers your batteries are available are higher fitted to advertising and marketing than they’re for not taking on an excessive amount of area in your battery drawer. This week, let’s tidy up our batteries by making containers to higher retailer them. Your entry could be designed to carry any commonplace battery measurement however should retailer them safely so they can’t unintentionally discharge. The shape issue is as much as you, be it a wall mount, a drawer organizer, or another type.

AAA Battery Holder Completely different Sizes by Extrutim

If this contest will get you charged up, make sure you get your entry in by the final day of the month as a result of this one will probably be over when August joins us.

Contest Web page

27. Wallets

Beginning July 15, 2022 Ending July 24, 2022 23:59 UTC

Just a few weeks in the past I noticed a tweet from somebody speaking about getting a type of fancy slim wallets which you could’t escape advertisements for in case you are shopping social media. I instructed to him that he print a pockets as an alternative and whereas shopping among the superior wallets on Printables, I assumed this could be a fantastic theme for a flash contest. So this week the competition theme is wallets. All qualifying entries should be capable to maintain a minimum of 5 bank card sized playing cards securely, any further options you add are only a bonus to assist edge you in the direction of the profitable spot. Performance in fact shouldn’t be the one consideration right here too, a pockets ought to sit comfortably in your pocket and be capable to face up to some abuse. It’s going to additionally assist in case your entry is fashionable wanting!

Maker Pockets by Agustin “Flowalistik” Arroyo

You have got till the twenty fourth to get your entry in on this one so get your entry in your pocket earlier than it’s too late.

Contest Web page

26. LCD Knobs

Beginning July 8, 2022 Ending July 17, 2022 23:59 UTC

One of many extra enjoyable points of proudly owning an open supply 3D printer is how simple it’s to customise it and make it your personal. You’ll have just lately seen the particular version printer we launched to commemorate our tenth anniversary and that we donated to the Sanjay Basis to be auctioned off. Whereas we gained’t be going that excessive this week, our theme is a fairly easy printer modification that may be a straightforward method so as to add some persona or higher ergonomics to your printer, the LCD knob. Whereas we don’t anticipate all of you to have certainly one of our printers, all legitimate entries have to be for a knob that goes on both a 3D printer or suits the identical rotary encoder discovered on the usual RepRap LCD management panels.

Gummy Knob for Prusa MK3 by DJK

If you’re dialed into this contest, make sure you get your entry in by Sunday the seventeenth of July.

Contest Web page

25. Bag Clips

Beginning July 1, 2022 Ending July 10, 2022 23:59 UTC

Meals waste is a giant downside, it fills our landfills and wastes assets that might be put to higher use. Let’s cut back our meals waste by ensuring we maintain our meals luggage closed and the contents of them good and recent. We have now plenty of bag clips on Printables, one even gained our Fast Prints competitors however we expect there’s nonetheless room for some nice concepts. For this week’s problem, you should create a print that may maintain a meals storage bag closed. This might be pretty normal or you might goal the packaging of your favourite snack particularly. We love a few of these which have print-in-place mechanisms to maintain issues sealed tight however we additionally love designs which have some whimsy to them. Both method, we sit up for seeing what you give you.

Bag Clip (PRINT IN PLACE CAM) by Andrei

Don’t let your concepts get stale, submit your design by Sunday July tenth.

Contest Web page

24. Fidget Toys

Beginning June 24, 2022 Ending July 03, 2022 23:59 UTC

Just a few years in the past, the 3D printing group blew up with everybody utilizing their printers to make fidget spinners. Since then, we’ve seen plenty of several types of fidget toys however none of them have caught on in fairly the identical method. Let’s see if we will make lightening strike twice! This week the theme is Fidget Toys. You’re in all probability not going to win with only a primary fidget spinner, we need to see a fidget toy that’s entertaining and distinctive. Check out among the different nice fidgets already on Printables.

Fidget Toggle Swap by kriswillcode

Don’t twiddle your thumbs ready for this contest to finish, get your entries in by July third.

Contest Web page

23. Coasters

Beginning June 17, 2022 Ending June 26, 2022 23:59 UTC

With the temperatures rising and the humidity rising, nothing is extra refreshing than an icy chilly beverage. In fact nothing can be as unhealthy for our furnishings because the rings left behind by the sweating glass brought on by all of that scorching humid air condensing on the facet of our glasses. Let’s put our design expertise and machines to work to ensure no piece of furnishings must endure this ringed destiny.

This week our theme is Coasters. All entries have to be massive sufficient to carry a glass and stop it from making contact with the floor of a desk. Why cease at a primary coaster although, we will do higher, as a bonus why not contemplate the way to gather and handle the water that’s rolling off the facet of the glass being held. In fact aesthetics are vital right here too, nobody needs an unsightly coaster on their good piece of furnishings.

Curler Coaster Coaster by Dehapro

You have got 9 days earlier than this contest coasts by. Get your entry in by June twenty sixth.

Contest Web page

22. Plant Pots

Beginning June 10, 2022 Ending June 19, 2022 23:59 UTC

Whereas many people are having fun with the inexperienced out doorways this time of yr, it’s by no means a nasty time to carry some inexperienced into our properties too. This week we’re going after a extremely popular merchandise for 3D printing, plant pots. We have now lots of of pots on Printables already however with such an enormous vary of prospects for designs, it by no means hurts to have extra. In fact with so many pots on the market and such a primary set of necessities, the winners are going to wish to carry one thing particular this week. We predict you all have it in you, let’s see what you’ve acquired!

Succulent Plant Pot / Planter “Arnold” by thudbuzz

This contest will probably be rising till June nineteenth, get you entries in earlier than that for an opportunity to win.

Contest Web page

21. Title Tags

Beginning June 3, 2022 Ending June 12, 2022 23:59 UTC

As all of us are slowly popping out of our pandemic induced isolation,  we’re beginning to return to occasions in the true world the place we get an opportunity to satisfy nose to nose. The dearth of zoom titles can create some awkward conditions the place we will’t bear in mind the title of the particular person you simply met (or haven’t seen in years). Let’s assist one another out by creating some tremendous cool title badges that beat the “Whats up My Title Is” stickers we’ve all recognized for years. It is a nice likelihood to check out the Auto Colour Change function of PrusaSlicer so as to add extra dimension to your title tag. All legitimate entries should both include a reputation (an inventory of widespread names can be nice) or an area the place a person can simply add their very own title both printed, with a sticker, or hand written. This problem would even be a good time to brush up in your OpenSCAD or different parametric modeling software program to make it simple for customers so as to add their very own names.

Tiger Title Tag by Stefan

If this contest feels prefer it has your title on it, get your entries in by June twelfth.

Contest Web page

20. Fridge Magnets

Beginning Might 27, 2022 Ending June 5, 2022 23:59 UTC

The entrance and sides of our fridges are our artwork galleries, our place to place the issues we don’t need to overlook, and the pages of our most poetic works. My fridge is filled with magnets picked up on the locations of my travels. Fridge magnets could be practical and decorative and infrequently each on the similar time. We need to see what sort of magnets you need to put in your fridge (there’s already a fantastic marble observe that might use some additions on Printables). All entries should include area for a magnet massive sufficient to assist the print and ideally to carry one thing to a fridge.

Fish Fridge Magnet by kennyd1gital

This contest gained’t stick round ceaselessly, get your entries in by June fifth to have an opportunity to win.

Contest Web page

19. Cleaning soap Dishes

Beginning Might 20, 2022 Ending Might 29, 2022 23:59 UTC

Having the ability to create our own residence items with our printers is among the finest components of proudly owning a 3D printer. As a substitute of operating out and shopping for one of many few overpriced choices your native shops have to supply, you may print your personal objects that suit your colour and elegance wishes. This week we’re going to assist up the choices for a 3D printing favourite within the residence items class, cleaning soap dishes. Your entry on this contest ought to maintain a bar of cleaning soap and hopefully present some drainage choices to maintain the cleaning soap in good situation (nobody likes a slimy bar of cleaning soap). Since it is a fairly simple design so far as operate goes, we’re actually going to be wanting on the design aesthetic on this one to select the winner.

Cleaning soap Dish – Cleaning soap Holder by Matthew_Ghost

Don’t wash out of this contest, get your entry in by Might twenty ninth for an opportunity to win.

Contest Web page

18. Final Meter

Beginning Might 13, 2022 Ending Might 22, 2022 23:59 UTC

That is one other one from our Sustainability crew. It’s a disgrace to waste plastic, not solely is it a precious useful resource, it has an environmental affect. Once we get all the way down to these previous couple of meters of plastic on our spools although, it may be arduous to discover a good use for them. So this week, let’s discover some good makes use of!

This contest is all about small and helpful prints that use as little filament as doable. Legitimate entries have to be one thing helpful and have to be beneath 5 meters of filament, the much less the higher. To assist us decide the entries, we additionally ask that you just add gcode on this one so we will simply see how a lot materials is used.

Arrow Paper Clip By Jack

Don’t wait until the final minute to get your entry in, you could have till Might twenty second.

Contest Web page

17. Pen Cups

Beginning Might 6, 2022 Ending Might 15, 2022 23:59 UTC

I’ve to confess, this one comes from private want, I’ve method too many pens, pencils, markers, small instruments, and different assorted issues that I jam into vase mode prints round the home. and whereas prints designed as vases usually work, there could be drawbacks from prints designed for flowers when storing pens.  So this week, assist me put my pens away by designing “cups” to carry them. Vase mode prints are nice for pace however it could be additionally nice to see designs that take a extra fascinating shot on the downside.

Helical Gear Pen Holder by Larry Guo

Don’t write off this contest, get your entry in by Sunday the fifteenth on your likelihood to win.

Contest Web page

16. Motor Visualizers

Beginning Apr 29, 2022 Ending Might 8, 2022 23:59 UTC

There are every kind of mods for printers, some make them simpler to make use of, some simply make them prettier. One of the crucial fashionable that lives largely within the later class is motor visualizers. Because the motors in your printer flip, magnets connected to motor shafts flip components on the visualizers with corresponding magnets connected too. Whereas there are some nice visualizers already on Printables, we expect the best ones have but to be created and this week’s contest is your likelihood to show us proper. Qualifying entries should include a component that strikes in sync with any motor in your printer with out inflicting any form of points with the motor’s major operate.

Extruder Visualizer by GerryPB

That is our final contest in April with all entries due in by Might eighth.

Contest Web page

15. Sport Tokens

Beginning Apr 22, 2022 Ending Might 1, 2022 23:59 UTC

All of us like to play video games and a few of our recreation contests previously have been very profitable. In fact with flash contests we attempt to maintain issues a bit extra centered and whether or not you are attempting to gather all of the railroads or settle some international lands, you want tokens, however possibly a boot simply doesn’t symbolize you. On this problem we wish you to create your personal variations of the tokens and items of your favourite video games. Please don’t launch your entire recreation of any copyrighted video games however we expect further tokens, items, and equipment are truthful recreation.

Monopoly Home and Lodge by Zwackelmann

April gained’t be round for much longer and this contest ends Might 1st so don’t wait to point out us a brand new piece to your favourite recreation.

Contest Web page

14. Cellphone and Pill Stands

Beginning Apr 15, 2022 Ending Apr 24, 2022 23:59 UTC

From the kitchen counter, a desk, a nightstand, or quite a few different locations, typically it’s helpful to prop up your telephone on a stand. I’ve been recognized to make use of numerous objects for this process after I didn’t have an actual stand at hand. Now’s your likelihood to ensure none of us must improvise one other solution to maintain our telephones in place. This week, create telephone and pill stands on your likelihood to win Prusameters. There are many telephone and pill stands already on Printables so we’re actually hoping you discover some artistic options for this one.

Cellphone Holder by Xanoy

Don’t stand round ready to get your entry in, this contest ends on April twenty fourth.

Contest Web page

13. Easter Decorations

Beginning Apr 8, 2022 Ending Apr 17, 2022 23:59 UTC

Spring is right here and with it comes one of many extra fashionable holidays on Printables, Easter. This week it’s all about cute as we problem you to create your finest eggs, bunnies, flowers, and different spring and Easter themed designs. The ornamental potential of eggs alone ought to provide you with all loads of alternatives to create one thing tremendous enjoyable for this one.

Easter BunnyEgg Hanging By Veronika

You’ve acquired till Easter Sunday for this one so hop on it and get your entries in!

Contest Web page

12. Pranks, Methods, Gags, and Jokes

Beginning Apr 1, 2022 Ending Apr 10, 2022 23:59 UTC

It’s April 1st so what higher time to point out a bit humor together with your prints. We need to see your finest jokes, gags, methods, and pranks as entries on this week’s contest. Novelty outlets have had years of promoting us pretend poo’s and trick containers, now it’s your flip to dig up your interior prankster, so let’s see what you’ve acquired.

Unsolvable Riddle – 10 Agorot by IBM

Don’t be a idiot, get your entry in by April tenth!

Contest Web page

11. Nozzle Holders

Beginning Mar 25, 2022 Ending Apr 3, 2022 23:59 UTC

There are many causes to have a provide of additional nozzles useful. You could need to change sizes to regulate how your print seems, you will have specialty nozzles for particular forms of supplies, or it’s possible you’ll simply want to switch a worn-out nozzle from time time time. New hotends like these featured in our upcoming Nextruder or the E3D Revo system will make nozzle adjustments a breeze sooner or later rising the chance that customers will need to swap nozzles sometimes. All these further nozzles want a spot to reside so that they don’t get misplaced. We’ve seen some actually artistic and helpful nozzle storage programs previously however there’s at all times room for one thing new.

For this contest, all designs should maintain a minimum of one 3D printer nozzle in a fairly efficient and helpful method (please don’t submit simply an empty field that the nozzle would rattle round in or one thing like that). We don’t care what model of nozzles or for what hotends the nozzles are suitable with. We’d like to see designs that connect to printers, label what nozzles go the place, or produce other helpful options, let’s see what you all give you!

Prusa Nozzle Field by ncsandor

This contest ends on April third so get these nozzles scorching and your designs submitted.

Contest Web page

10. Upcycling PET Bottles

Beginning Mar 18, 2022 Ending Mar 27, 2022 23:59 UTC

One of many criticisms usually positioned on 3D printing is that it’s contributing to the quantity of plastic waste on the earth, however what if we might use it to create much less plastic waste? Recycling clearly helps make plastics extra sustainable however typically, recycling could be much less carbon-friendly than we want for it to be so as an alternative of recycling, why don’t we strive upcycling! Upcycling is the method of reusing objects in a method they weren’t essentially supposed for that provides them a brand new life relatively than going into the trash or being despatched off to be recycled.  We beforehand had a Prusament Spool Upcycling contest however this time we’re going after a much more ubiquitous plastic waste supply, PET bottles. We wish to see you create a print that helps you re-use a water, soda, or different plastic drink bottle in a brand new and helpful method. Your entry doesn’t must include the entire bottle however should embody a print and a minimum of a part of a plastic bottle.

PRUSAMENT Soda Bottle Fowl Feeder

As at all times, you could have 9 days to get your entries in for this contest so don’t wait.

Contest Web page

9. Wall Hooks

Beginning Mar 11, 2022 Ending Mar 20, 2022 23:59 UTC

Our Image Frames flash contest is about to wrap up so, in fact, we want methods to get our frames (and different issues) on our partitions. This week we problem you to create wall hooks to carry something that you must your partitions. I personally have a wall main into the basement of my home that’s my “measurement station” with hooks to carry a meter stick, a set of calipers, and a bin for a tape measure. It’s very nice to not hunt for this stuff when my household wants them. So what’s going to you dangle in your partitions when this contest is full?

We don’t care if it’s with screws, nails, double-sided tape, glue, or different adhesives however to be a legitimate entry on this contest the mannequin should connect to your wall. The entry should additionally be capable to assist one other merchandise, not merely be a ornament.

HangWateva (adhesive hook) by Daniel Useriu

If this contest hooks your consideration, make sure you get your entry in by March twentieth, 2022.

Contest Web page

8. Image Frames

Beginning Mar 4, 2022 Ending Mar 13, 2022 23:59 UTC

In our digital age, many issues have been changed by expertise however regardless of many makes an attempt, digital image frames have not likely caught on. To view our reminiscences, we nonetheless love good old school bodily media so we want image frames. Positive you may go to any of your favourite massive field shops and decide up a body however we’re makers, we wish to have the ability to print the issues we want from the consolation of our personal properties. For this competitors, you may design your image body in any measurement or form that you just want however it should be capable to maintain a photograph, portray, or different related artwork. We are going to even settle for digital image frames, possibly you may change our minds on the medium!

Puzzle Photo Frame Modular by SilvaMan

Puzzle Photograph Body Modular by SilvaMan

Entries are do by March 13 so don’t dangle round ready or this one would possibly cross you by.

Contest Web page & Winners

7. Toothbrush Holders

Beginning Feb 25, 2022 Ending Mar 6, 2022 23:59 UTC

It wasn’t all that way back that each one toothbrushes had been usually the identical measurement and form and it was simple sufficient to only toss them in a cup with a number of holes within the high to retailer them by the sink. Now, that’s removed from the case. Handles have turn out to be extra ergonomic, now not rectangular and electrical toothbrushes are available every kind of sizes and styles to deal with their batteries. In fact, when you could have a 3D printer, making a holder that matches your wants completely is a straightforward job. With this flash contest, we need to see your toothbrush holders. It could be nice if these designs additionally serve different capabilities, holding different objects however to qualify at a minimal they need to maintain a toothbrush.

Bathroom Arranger by Elsa

Toilet Arranger by Elsa

Contest Web page & Winners

6. Bottle Openers

Beginning Feb 18, 2022 Ending Feb 27, 2022 23:59 UTC

It didn’t take lengthy after desktop 3D printing started and customers began sharing their designs with one another for a bottle opener to look and we’ve seen tons of variations since however that doesn’t imply there isn’t room for brand spanking new and distinctive takes on this instrument. Be it a cap lifter or a cap turner, if it might enable you to open a bottle with out resorting to the usually furnishings or enamel damaging methods we’ve all seen previously, we need to see it on this competitors.

Contest Web page & Winners

5. Rings

Beginning Feb 11, 2022 Ending Feb 20, 2022 23:59 UTC

Tuning into the information the previous week, it’s been arduous to overlook the discuss of competitions and whereas our printers could not print in gold, silver, and bronze, you gained’t need to let the chance skate by to win this week’s flash contest making some rings of your personal. 3D printing is more and more getting used within the jewellery business, particularly utilizing resin printers to create top quality fashions that may be molded and forged in treasured metals. For this rings competitors, we need to see all of it, rings supposed to only be worn in plastic and fashions that might be forged if desired, as long as they will match on a finger (or a toe) they’re excellent.

Contest Web page & Winners

4. Valentines

Beginning Feb 4, 2022 Ending Feb 13, 2022 23:59 UTC

It’s that point of the yr, love is within the air as Valentine’s day is correct across the nook. The theme for this week’s flash contest is you guessed it, Valentines. It’s time to interrupt out your Ms. Pink and Lipstick Pink Prusament and make all of the cutesy creations you may stand. Let’s see these hearts, cupids, bows, and roses! We don’t actually care what the objects is or does this time as long as it’s brimming with love. We all know it is a week early for precise Valentine’s day however we wished to provide you an opportunity to print among the contest entries on your particular somebody.

Googly Eyes Hearts by PanamaRed

Googly Eyes Hearts by PanamaRed

All entries have to be submitted to the competition by February thirteenth. Have enjoyable and good luck coping with all that pink!

Contest Web page & Winners

3. Pens and Pencils

Beginning Jan 28, 2022 Ending Feb 6, 2022 23:59 UTC

From quills to curler balls, we’ve discovered an unbelievable number of methods to make writing devices over time, now’s your likelihood to make one too. This contest is all about Pens and Pencils, we don’t need holders or different equipment, we wish the precise our bodies of the pens and pencils for this one. The wooden turning crowd has been making fancy DIY pens and pencils for years and woodworking provide outlets and naturally Amazon are stuffed with fancy kits for turning your personal pens on a lathe and these can be utilized with 3D prints to make pens that may be unattainable to create on a lathe. In fact we’re not going to require you employ a flowery equipment for this competitors when you don’t need, pop open a Bic pen and use the ink cartridge from it if you need however to have a legitimate entry for this competitors, it has to put in writing.

3D Printed Slimline Pens by Dsk001

3D Printed Slimline Pens by Dsk001

If you’re a daily watcher of PrusaLive, you should have seen the grasp of 3D printed pens DSK001 on the present and may be fearful that he will probably be coming into the competition and can be arduous to beat. Don’t fear, I thought of this and as an alternative he’s going to be a visitor decide, serving to us pick the very best pen you all create! All entries have to be in by February sixth, we will’t wait to see what you give you.

Contest Web page & Winners

2. Cable Organizers

Beginning Jan 21, 2022 Ending Jan 30, 2022 23:59 UTC

Wow, you actually blew us away together with your response to the primary flash contest and we’re able to launch the second theme. Our fashionable lives have changed into a set of cables. I’m prepared to wager all of you could have a drawer or field (or a lot of each) in your house that may be a mess of cables from outdated telephones, pc peripherals, and numerous devices. Positive, we’ve seen loads of printable cable wraps and clamps designs, however hey, I feel we want extra.

Power Brick / Wall Wart Cord Wrap by rfinnie

Energy Brick / Wall Wart Twine Wrap by rfinnie

Contest Web page & Winners

1. Garments Buttons

Beginning Jan 18, 2022 Ending Jan twenty seventh, 2022 23:59 UTC

We aren’t ready for Friday for this primary contest, we’re kicking it off immediately! Our good buddy Pooch creator of the RepBox posted an image on twitter just lately of fixing his pants with a 3D printed button. This sparked a dialog about how a few us had fastened our garments with printed buttons and the way we would have liked extra on PrusaPrinters. This all finally led me to your entire thought of the Flash Contests so it solely felt proper that it could be our first theme.

Hex Button by Stout Fay

Hex Button by Stout Fay

Contest Web page & Winners

Create shirt buttons, pants buttons, jacket toggles. Make them spherical, sq., or loopy fascinating shapes, shock us with what a button could be. This contest will shut on Wednesday January twenty seventh 2022.

Judging Standards

  • Total high quality of the mannequin.
  • Printability – whether or not the mannequin has an optimum orientation, whether or not it’s divided into a number of components so it may be printed extra simply (with out helps) and so forth.
  • Originality – Should you create one thing actually distinctive, it is going to be rated higher than a barely altered present mannequin.
  • Reputation – Share your mannequin to extend its recognition, show that customers recognize such a mannequin.
  • Your different works – In case we will’t determine between two favourite designs, we regularly verify your different fashions to see what you are able to do.
  • Meeting directions – in case your mannequin consists of a number of components, we verify how simple it’s to assemble the ultimate product.

The best way to take part?

It’s simple to take part on this competitors. Simply observe these easy directions.

  • Design and create a mannequin or enhance an already present one (“remix”) in order that the end result suits the theme of this contest. The mannequin needs to be printable on an FFF/FDM or SLA 3D printer (any producer and mannequin). This additionally implies that you don’t must personal a 3D printer with a view to take part. When creating the mannequin, bear in mind the professionals and cons of varied forms of 3D printing applied sciences and what can and may’t be truly achieved.
  • Add the mannequin to PrusaPrinters.org and ensure it comprises:
    1. Mannequin in .3MF or .STL file format (print information are elective)
    2. Photograph or render of the mannequin (ideally each)
    3. Mannequin description
  • Add the mannequin to the competition. You can find the brand new competitors button subsequent to your title on the print’s web page after you publish your print. Click on the Compete medal and choose the competition for title that matches the flash contest you might be coming into.

In fact, you may share your mannequin on social networks (Fb, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest,…) and don’t overlook so as to add the #PrusaPrinters hashtag. This can assist enhance the recognition of the mannequin.

Phrases and circumstances

  • You’ll be able to submit any variety of fashions (distinctive) to the competitors and enhance your probabilities of profitable.
  • Fashions submitted to the competition have to be new fashions created throughout every flash contest window.
  • The entry should include a minimum of one printed half and should embody all fashions required to finish the challenge.
  • By coming into the competition, you comply with maintain your mannequin posted to PrusaPrinters for at least one yr. The Prusa crew reserves the best to repost your design whether it is eliminated earlier than the top of that yr.
  • You have to be the unique creator of the mannequin you add, please no reposting different individuals’s fashions from different websites.
  • We reserve the best to terminate the competitors or change the circumstances of the competitors at any time. In case of violation of the phrases and circumstances or an tried fraud, the competitor will probably be disqualified.
  • Outcomes are on the judges discretion and all outcomes are ultimate.


1 thought on “Flash Contests Theme: Keychain Instruments

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