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3D Design Competition

Submissions close July 16th 2017 / Winners announced August 5 2017

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Design Brief

In light of our recent partnership, we're teaming up with Autodesk Tinkercad along with bq's Witbox 2 for another design competition, with some incredible prizes to be won.

Tinkercad is an easy to use, browser-based 3D design and modelling tool for everyone. Tinkercad is also your perfect 3D printing companion – it allows you to imagine anything, and then design it in minutes!

In this competition, we want you to use your creativity and tinkering skills to play around and create something amazing using Tinkercad with 3D printing in mind. There are four separate themes for this competition - you can enter into as many or as few as you like, as many times as you want. One prize will be awarded for the winner in each theme, and a grand prize winner will take away the bq Witbox 2. You can find more information about each of the themes further down this page.

When entering this competition please make sure you use the share to MyMiniFactory feature within Tinkercad - that way you will automatically take part.

A panel of judges from MyMiniFactory, Tinkercad and bq will decide on their favourite designs based your creativity, printability and general awesomeness.


Have you got a 3D printer?

We are giving away 2 Startt 3D printers for the 2 best user printed designs, so if you can, make sure you submit photos with your designs!


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Make sure to upload your design from within Tinkercad. Check out our blog post here for more information on how to do this.

Make sure you download the designer resources at the bottom of this page to give you a solid starting point (if you need it).

Good luck!

Themes

Prizes

Main prize

The overall winner will recive this awesome BQ Witbox 2 3D Printer worth $2000!

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    4 x 3D printers

    We have 4 Startt 3D printers to give a away to the winner of each theme

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    Fingerboards

    As well as 20 fingerboards

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    Spinner ball bearings

    Spinners and ball bearings courtesy of igus

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    Tinkercad swag bag

    And some aweomse Tinkercad goodie bags!

Top Tips

So you want to win a design competition?
Here are some top tips to help you climb up the leader board

1. Think about your design(s) in relation to the brief and how best you might best optimise it for 3D printing.

2. Make sure you download all designer resources so as to ensure you design for the right size components if you are not printing your own submission.

3. Make sure to upload your design from within Tinkercad. Look at our blog post here for more information on how to do this.

4. Once your design is approved, post it on twitter with #MadeInTinkercad @MyMiniFactory @tinkercad @BQ_3d.

  • Read and understand the design brief.
  • Thinkabout how you can best deliver a solution.
  • Use the tips and resources provided
  • Explain the concept behind your design.
  • Presentprint, and photograph your design with care.

Designer Resources

Dont worry if you dont have ball bearings or a fingerboard to design around, we've got you covered! Just make sure to download these useful templates and designers resources we have provided for you to give your design a solid starting point.