Contest: Mechanical Marvels – Unique Prusa 3D Printers

We love mechanics, all these gears, cranks, springs, and governors whizzing round simply make us wish to dive right into a venture and see the way it all works. If these items excite you too, our latest contest is ideal for you. For this month’s contest, we’re difficult you all to create multipart shifting mechanisms resembling automata, engine fashions, hand-cranked machines, or different mechanical marvels.

Mechanical Planetarium – Tuned by HackerJack42

Now that we’re beginning to return out to occasions, we’re in search of new fashions to point out off in our sales space. The mechanical fashions we’ve got traditionally taken to occasions are all the time crowd pleasers and we’d love so as to add new fashions to the gathering. It is a nice likelihood to have a few of your work journey world wide with us serving to to exhibit the facility of 3D printing.

Listed below are a some current examples on Printables to assist encourage you.

All entries for this contest should have a number of components (we are going to make exceptions for print-in-place fashions) and should embody some form of mechanical motion. We all know that objects like springs, steel axels, screws, and bearings can be unavoidable for some designs, however we wish to see the entries be as near utterly printable as doable, everybody hates shopping for an enormous pack of screws simply to make use of 2 for a venture. For this competitors, we’re going to be aesthetics greater than perform. A shifting sculpture is extra attention-grabbing to us right here than a really bland-looking mechanical machine with a job.


Our first-place winner will obtain a model new Unique Prusa i3 MK3S+ Equipment.

The second-place winner will obtain 3 spools of PLA or PETG Prusament.
Third place will win a 2 spools of PLA or PETG Prusament too!


You all have an opportunity to assist award some prizes too. We wish to see your makes of those designs and the 5 entries with essentially the most makes (who are usually not additionally foremost prize winners) will every obtain 300 Prusameters good for filament and different superior prizes.

Judging Standards

  • General high quality of the mannequin.
  • Mechanics – All entries for this contest should have a number of components (we are going to make exceptions for print-in-place fashions) and should embody some form of mechanical motion.
  • 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 – When you create one thing really distinctive, it is going to be rated higher than a barely altered current mannequin.
  • Recognition – Share your mannequin to extend its reputation, and show that customers admire such a mannequin.
  • Your different works – In case we are able to’t determine between two favourite designs, we frequently test your different fashions to see what you are able to do.
  • Meeting directions – In case your mannequin consists of a number of components, we test how simple it’s to assemble the ultimate product.
  • Photograph high quality – Nicely-lit, in focus, and clear pictures assist showcase your work and assist us decide one of the best designs.

How you can 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 current one (“remix”) in order that the outcome matches the theme of this contest. The mannequin must be printable on an FFF/FDM or SLA 3D printer (any producer and mannequin). This additionally signifies that you don’t must personal a 3D printer to take part. When creating the mannequin, take note the professionals and cons of varied kinds of 3D printing applied sciences and what can and may’t be truly executed.
  • Add the mannequin to and ensure it accommodates:
    1. Mannequin in .3MF or .STL file format (print recordsdata are optionally available)
    2. Photograph or render of the mannequin (ideally each)
    3. Mannequin description
  • Add the mannequin to the competition. You will see the brand new competitors button simply bellow the obtain button on the print’s web page after you publish your print. Click on the Compete medal and choose the “Mechanical Marvels” contest. After that, your print can be proven on the contest web page and you can be within the working.

After all, you may share your mannequin on social networks (Fb, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest,…), and don’t neglect so as to add @printablescom. This may also help improve the recognition of the mannequin.

Phrases and circumstances

  • The competition runs from August twenty ninth, 2022 to October fifteenth, 2022.
  • You may submit any variety of fashions (distinctive) to the competitors and improve your probabilities of successful.
  • Fashions submitted to the competition should be new fashions which were uploaded after the competition has began.
  • The mannequin should comprise at the least one printed half.
  • By getting into the competition, you comply with hold your mannequin posted to for no less than one 12 months. The Prusa workforce reserves the suitable to repost your design whether it is eliminated earlier than the top of that 12 months.
  • You should be the unique creator of the mannequin you add, please no reposting different folks’s fashions from different websites.
  • We reserve the suitable to terminate the competitors or change the circumstances of the competitors at any time. In case of violation of the phrases and circumstances or tried fraud, the competitor can be disqualified.
  • Submitting entries that don’t match the competition standards will end in disqualification and repeated offenses could disqualify you from future contests.
  • Outcomes are on the choose’s discretion and all outcomes are closing.


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