Space Design Contest

Ends January 15, 2017

This contest has ended

Thanks to all the participants - we love you!

Create a Space Related Design and Win a ZYYX+ 3D Printer!

Ever dreamed about going into space? Take your imagination out of this world and design something related to space! You can create anything from spaceship design concepts, alien figurines, and planet models to tools and games meant for use in a zero gravity environment. The universe is your limit! If you are building a tool for astronauts, put yourself in their shoes! Learn more about how different activities are performed while on a space station by visiting NASA’s website that explains how astronauts do things like eating and exercising, and what they do with their free time . Canadian Astronaut, Chris Hadfield also filmed a video series on how living in space affected him called Guide to Life in Space

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How To Enter

  1. Create a 3D design related to space or space travel

  2. Once you’ve created your masterpiece, upload it to Pinshape and make sure to check a box on the upload form that says:

    Submit this model to the Space Design Contest

    Upload My Design Now

Rules & Eligibility

  1. Contest closes on January 15, 2017 at 23:59:59 EST
  2. Designs must be original works and not remixes of someone else's design.
  3. Entries cannot have been previously submitted to a Pinshape contest.
  4. Entries must comply with Pinshape’s content policy.
  5. Entrants must be registered with Pinshape to enter.
  6. There is no fee to enter the challenge.
  7. Entrants can submit as many unique entries as they would like.
  8. Contest open worldwide.

Judging Criterion

  • 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!

Judges

Michael Snyder

Co-Founder & Chief Engineer, Made in Space

Mike is the Principal Investigator for two NASA funded technological demonstrations of additive manufacturing: The 3D Print Experiment launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2014 and the AMF, a long-term additive manufacturing facility, launched to the ISS in 2015.

Mike is the Acting Assistant Secretary of the National Space Society and is the current secretary of AIAA’s Space Colonization Technical Committee. His professional resume includes developmental work on multiple International Space Station payloads.

Mats Moosberg

CEO of MagicFirm Europe

Mats Moosberg is the innovator behind the ZYYX 3D Printer as well as the recent follow-up, the ZYYX+ 3D Printer. Mats graduated from Chalmers University of Technology with a Masters-degree in computer science.

Some 20 years later, after various leading positions in multinational companies and innovation driven start-ups, Mats interest was turned to 3D Printing. Mats passion was soon turned into a company and so today he is the CEO of Magicfirm Europe AB.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

How do I enter the challenge?

Upload your design to Pinshape and check the “Submit this model to the “Space Design Contest” box on the upload form.

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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