Submissions close on the 29th of November 2020

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Design Brief

Do you know what time is it?

It’s competition o’clock!

Time for you to think about time as a new MyMiniFactory competition is out and this time it’s all about TIME!

The clock is ticking and there’s no time to waste. You better warm up your gears and flex those design muscles as you really need to be on time for this contest.


Mechanical clocks

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    We already hinted it but we want to be clear, today’s theme for our competition is pretty straightforward: mechanical clocks. Use gears, numbers, hands and any mechanism you have in mind. Make your clock look wacky or go for a classic feel, any style is welcome.

    You can feature Roman numbers or digit numbers and everything in between, use your creativity to explore mechanisms and numeric systems. Find your own unique way to measure the unrelenting walk of time.

    If you have more ideas feel free to explore all of them: more submissions, more chances to win!



The winner will receive $250 (to be paid on a paypal account) and a free yearly subscription to MMF+

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 check the designer resources and ensure you design for the right size components if you are not printing your own submission.

3. Make sure to upload your design correctly from the upload button "upload your clock" provided in this page and don't forget to include pictures of your printed entry.

4. Once your design is approved, post it on twitter with #MechanicalClock3D @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.

Designer Resources

Struggling for inspiration? Check out this collection of 3D printed mechanical clocks!