Design for Electronics Contest!

Ends October 15, 2016

This Contest Has Ended

Thanks to all the participants - we love you!

Design for Electronics & Win a RoboC2!

This month’s challenge is to create a design that can be brought to life or used with electronics! You do not need to purchase any electronics to participate, but your design should keep electronics in mind. Entries can include everything from lamp shades, to raspberry pi cases, to light switch covers, and toy cars!

Need some inspiration? Check out some of Adafruit’s designs !

Ends on: October 15, 2016 at 23:59:59 PST



  • Pinshape Contest Judge Noe and Pedro Ruiz

    Noe and Pedro Ruiz


    Noe and Pedro Ruiz are the brother’s behind Adafruit’s 3D Hangouts. Each week they showcase projects that combine 3D printing and electronics to make inspiration projects. The dynamic duo make everything from 3D printed gameboys to functional props for cosplay.

  • Pinshape Contest Judge Braydon


    CEO Robo3D

    Braydon is a serial entrepreneur and tech enthusiast. He is the founder of Robo 3D, a consumer 3D printer manufacturer out of San Diego, CA. Braydon is empowered by the future of technology and smart electronics. He aims to bring more products to the world that help users to push the limits.

  • Pinshape Contest Judge Explore Making

    Explore Making

    Pinshape Ambassador

    Explore Making is the collaborative effort of Catherine Anderson and Noah Li-Leger. Our goal is to create approachable “maker” projects. We want to share our love of learning while doing and empower new makers and educators to try new things.

Rules & Eligibility

  1. Contest closes on October 15, 2016 at 23:59:59 PST.
  2. Entries cannot have been previously submitted to a Pinshape contest.
  3. Entries must comply with Pinshape’s content policy.
  4. Entrants must be registered with Pinshape to enter.
  5. There is no fee to enter the challenge.
  6. Entrants can submit as many unique entries as they would like.
  7. Contest open worldwide.

Judging Criterion

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?

Upload your design to Pinshape and check the “Submit this model to Design for Electronics Contest”.

What kind of files can I submit for the challenge?

We accept .STL, .MCX, .AMF, .3MF, .DXF, .IGES, .DWG, .STEP, .ACIS, .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.

Have Questions or Comments? Talk To Us!

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