In line with its growing tradition for engaging people with 3D design and 3D printing, GrabCAD has launched its latest challenge with Ultimaker, credited with being one of the best-known and best-selling 3D printers on the market.

This challenge is all about toys — an application area well within the remit of entry-level / prosumer / consumer (whatever label you prefer) 3D printers.

3D Printer Toy Design Challenge

Launched today, the toy design challenge will be open for entries for the next four weeks.

Ultimaker 3D Printer Toy Design ChallengeSo GrabCAD and Ultimaker are asking: “What kind of kids’ toys can you make with the Ultimaker 3D printer?” The aim is to get people to be ‘creative and have fun —  basically toy around with your thoughts, put them into CAD form, and then submit.’

There are lots of great prizes to motivate you, specifically:

1st Prize

Fully assembled Ultimaker 3D printer (value $2,210) + 6 months of PLA (1 per month) *

2nd Prize

Fully assembled Ultimaker 3D printer (value $2,210) + 3 Months of PLA (1 per month) *

3rd Prize

Fully assembled Ultimaker 3D printer (value $2,210) + 3 Months of PLA (1 per month) *

4th Prize

Ultimaker kit with ulticontroller kit (value $1,550) + 3 Months of PLA (1 per month) *

5th Prize

Ultimaker kit with ulticontroller kit (value $1,550)

6th Prize

6 Months of PLA *

7th Prize

3 Months of PLA *

All winners will also receive GrabCAD shirt and mug

In terms of requirements, model parts should fit, be scaled to or be cut into sections of no greater than 21 x 21 x 21 cm and submissions need to be in STEP or IGES format. And obviousl, the model has to be 3D printable. All entries will be judged based on creativity, feasibility for 3D printing on an Ultimaker and overall coolness by a panel of judges from Ultimaker, GrabCAD and three leading media partners covering 3D printing, including 3DPI.

It’s not me, btw, BUT, if I could give entrants one teeny tiny piece of advice — steer clear of Yoda!!

For the full rules and to submit your entry head to the challenge page on GrabCAD.

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