I LOVE 3D printing, not because I’m a geek designer who likes noisy machines, but because I love sharing. I also love pizza, my green Game Boy and animals. I’m originally a graphic designer and illustrator and I got into 3D printing because it was the next step after Lego. Now I try to mix all the things I learned in university and create useful and funny designs that use 3D printing in all or some of its steps.
Hi there! I’m Zach, I’m the new community manager at Pinshape. I got into 3D printing a few years ago after having my very first printer ignite after a few hours of use. Since then, I’ve been hooked and I’ve enjoyed the burns and lacerations associated with the craft. I’ve been running my printer 24/7 and I’m a long time Pinshaper under the username “Frew”. I look forward to seeing all of your awesome designs and continuing to grow Pinshape as the best 3D model hub there is!
Founder, Wearable Planter
I’m the founder of Wearable Planter, and make 3D printed jewelry and accessories for you your bike. I love 3D printing because it helps me bring my silly ideas to life. I started 3D printing when I was a student at Georgia Tech, and never looked back! When I’m not 3D printing things, you can find me riding my bike around Atlanta, tending to my window garden, or going on adventures with my little dog Jack.
Rules & Eligibility
- Contest closes on June 30, 2016 at 23:59:59 PST.
- Entries cannot have been previously submitted to a Pinshape contest.
- Entries must comply with Pinshape’s content policy.
- Entrants must be registered with Pinshape to enter.
- There is no fee to enter the challenge.
- Entrants can submit as many unique entries as they would like.
- Contest open worldwide.
Designs will be judged on the following criteria:
40 points - Technical excellence and ease of printing
20 points - Design functionality and application
20 points - Design creativity and uniqueness
20 points - Presentation: Image quality, print settings, assembly instructions (if required)
** Please note - having your model 3D printed does help illustrate ease of printing and image quality. If you are a 3D designer who don’t have access to a 3D printer, please use this thread in our forums to reach out to a maker in the community who can print your design for you! **
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enter the contest?
Create a bike accessory design (details in the how-to section)! Upload the design to Pinshape and check the box that says “Submit this model to Bike Accessory Design Contest”.
What kind of files can I submit for the challenge?
We accept .STL, .OBJ, .FORM, .PDF, .DOCX, .TXT and .ZIP files. You can submit up to a max of 150 files and 25 photos (this is photos of the design not files for the design). 100MB is the maximum total file size.
What happens to my design if I win?
You will keep ownership of the design and it will remain available to everyone in the Pinshape community to enjoy!
Can I submit designs I’ve made available on other sites or for other contests?
Yes you can. If it isn’t on Pinshape yet and it is something you’ve designed, it’s fair game!
Do I still own my designs when I post them?
Of course! We will never take over control of your work, we’re on your side.
When/how will the winners be announced?
The winner will be announced in the week following the end of the contest, in a post on the Pinshape blog. If you’re a winner, you’ll be contacted directly by the Pinshape team.