MyMiniFactory’s Meccano-inspired 3D design challenge is in its closing stages, with entrants standing the chance of winning a fantastic prize.
In collaboration with Clickaloo 3D printable construction toys, the 3D object sharing platform is challenging makers to use existing pins and plates to build interesting and unique combinations.
The Clickaloo toy is built on the fundamentals of favourite children’s toys such as Meccano and Lego. Digitally adapting these principles Clickalook allows anyone with a computer and a 3D printer to download and make their own construction parts and build new objects at home – for free.
Existing playsets include a classic bi plane, motorbike, buggy and a giraffe. Coming soon to the Clickaloo archive too is a neat little robot, and an elephant.
So far, entrants have not been afraid to get imaginative with their creations. Designer Matteo Zecconi, aka Spaghetti_Hands has created a ferris wheel, there is a scorpion design Amado, and, tying in with the Alien films, Clockspring has created an Alien playset.
This is the first challenge of its kind from MyMiniFactory, and also the first time that the site has partnered with Hungary-based desktop 3D printer manufacturer and software provider CraftUnique.
The CraftBot2 3D printer on offer from the company is marketed at he higher end of the entry-level 3D printers offered by CraftUnique.
WiFi connectivity enables users to control and manage their 3D prints wirelessly, with the ability to start and stop print jobs, and control heat settings, the fans and the light.
The 3D printer maintains a small worktop footprint of 400 x 360 x 370 mm, and operates with a build volume of 250 x 200 x 200mm. It is capable of achieving three levels of layer resolution, ultra: 100 μm, high: 200 μm, and medium: 300μm.
Entries for this design challenge close at 23:59:59 on Tuesday 4th of September 2018.
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Featured image shows a Clickaloo Buggy playset design. Image via Clickaloo