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/r/3dprinting is Hosting a New 3D Printing Contest on reddit

The /r/3dprinting subreddit community has moved onto its second.  If you’ve got a 3D printer and the will to enter, you can make a name for yourself in the community and earn some free 3D printing stuff, while you’re at it.

Saturn V Rocket disassembled reddit 3D printing contest

The current contest, which opens for voting on July 4th and ends on July 12th, is a pretty simple one, but, as forum mod ubermeisters points out, it may be less simple in terms of execution.  To enter, all you have to do is 3D print and assemble this excellent model of a Snap-together Saturn V Rocket (designed by Real Absurdity) at any size, layer height, and from any material that you choose.  Upload photos of your assembled Saturn V to an online album with “/r/3dprinting ToyBuilder Labs contest” in the title and whichever model earns the most username mentions wins.  Entrants are reminded to post details about their build, including slicer settings, materials, 3D printer model, etc.

Saturn V Rocket back reddit 3D printing contest

Winners receive $100, $75, and $50 gift certificates (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, respectively) to ToyBuilderLabs.com. And the top 40 submissions will receive a handy palette knife from the site for future build plate prying.  I actually had a chance to meet Joseph, from ToyBuilder Labs, at the 3D Printer World Expo, as he’s based in LA and a part of the LA Maker scene.  In conjunction with the contest, the company is also hosting a sale on Amazon, which you can read about here. He’s a nice fella and I don’t mind supporting him or his site here.

How might one win this contest, I wonder? I’m considering an attempt to 3D print the Saturn V Rocket as large as possible out of glow in the dark filament.  Would that win over the hearts and minds of the /r/3dprinting crowd?

Source: reddit