Joe Casha, aka 3D Maker Noob, believes 3D printing and electronics have always gone hand in hand, which is why he started designing lamps! A good way to start learning to design simple objects with simple electronics. He understands that projects don't have to be complicated to be satisfying, they just have to have a #purpose which ultimately satisfies you. As Joe says:
"This competition isn't about the most complex design, print or the most amount of electronics included in the project. It's all about integrating the two together, regardless of how small or simple the project may be. So get your hands dirty, design something, anything that will have an electronic component integrated into it - and showcase how 3D printing and electronics goes hand in hand."
Get inspired by your daily experience and design something that will improve your life, in any possible way. From videogames to life-saving devices, anything will do. Combine the power of electronics with 3D printing and submit your creation!
The winner will get a custom designed CraftBot Plus 3D printer!
CraftUnique and 3D Maker Noob himself will judge your designs and pick the best entry!
Submit your design before September 16th and share your designs or 3D prints using the hashtag #ArduinowithCraftbot by tagging @3Dmakernoob @craftbot3D and @myminifactory on social for your chance to win a brand new, completely customized Craftbot 3D printer!!
So you want to win a design competition?
Here are some top tips to help you save time:
1. Read carefully the brief and the themes section, make sure you understand the requirements of the competition
2. Pick carefully a theme that is close to your interests and design accordingly.
3. You are free to submit more than one entry, more entries = more chances to win!
4. Optimize your design for 3D printing, with minimum support where possible.
5. Take a nice picture of your 3D printed object. A well-presented object's page will drive more attention towards your design.
6. Write carefully the description of your design and make sure everyone can understand its use.
7. Once your design is approved, post it on Twitter and make sure to mention: @CraftBot3D @MyMiniFactory and on Instagram:@MyMiniFactory
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.
Are you looking for some inspiration? Have a look at this collection of designs we created for you!
CraftUnique, a Budapest-based company, began as a Hungarian-
owned startup. They've been making waves in the 3D printing world with their
CraftBot printers since they were founded in 2014, winning 3D Hub’s ‘Best Plug N
Play’ prize back-to-back in 2017 and 2018.
CraftUnique develops hardware and software for printers, including their free slicer CraftWare.
The company’s focus has always been on creating 3D printers that are
‘Plug&Play,’ user-friendly enough that even first-timers can easily accomplish
their first print within a short period of time.
The 3D printer, CraftBot Plus, won the best Plug&Play
award 2 years running from 3DHubs.com, a production platform for 3D
printing with a user base of several thousand.
CraftUnique is committed to creating machines that require
minimal supplies, are easy to maintain, and are both highly reliable and
durable. Feedback from loyal customers confirm the printer’s massive metal
frame and simple ergonomics have lived up to their expectations.