The Winners Have Been Announced!
Reminder: All of the models can be downloaded for FREE! Check out all of the submissions and 3D print your favorites! 🙂
Grand Prize: Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer – Best Intermediate or Advanced Design
Congrats to aadhav.prabu for taking home the grand prize with the submission of the Custom Iron Man Helmet. The helmet, which features a moveable hinge, was designed in Fusino 360 around a custom face scan to ensure it fits.
2nd Place: $50 Amazon gift card – Best Beginner Design
Congrats to NoahMillerDesign for taking home one of the $50 Amazon gift cards with the submission of the Halloween Coaster Set. Each coaster has a unique Halloween themed design with a standard overall shape that fits in the custom holder.
3rd Place: $50 Amazon gift card – Most downloaded on Thangs
Congrats to dsk001 for taking home one of the $50 Amazon gift cards with the submission of the Peanut Butter Cup (PBC) Dream Blaster. The PBC launcher can launch your favorite peanut butter cups and was featured by the 3D Printing Nerd on YouTube.
4th Place: Thangs T-Shirt – Most favorited on Thangs
Congrats to Michal Fristik for taking home one of the Thangs T-Shirts with the submission of the Scary Hand Model. A detailed and realistic looking cut off hand which makes for a great decoration item.
5th Place: Thangs T-Shirt – Favorite selected by Thangs team
Congrats to Maxaye for taking home one of the Thangs T-Shirts with the submission of the M3D Jack-O-Lantern. The Jack-O-Lantern design has interchangeable faces that can be swapped out.
7th November 2020 11:59 PM Pacific Time. This contest is over. Keep an eye out for more 3D modeling challenges.
Submission must include “#PDO” on in title or description (follow steps below).
Important: Beginners are encouraged to participate – this challenge has prizes based on skill level 🙂
Start Date: 25th October 2020
Submission Deadline: 7th November 2020 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
- Grand prize: Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer
- 2nd place: $50 Amazon gift card
- 3rd place $50 Amazon gift card
- 4th place Thangs T-Shirt
- 5th place Thangs T-Shirt
A fun challenge to practice, test, and share your 3D modeling skills with the world. Let’s inspire others to learn and design.
- How to Participate (3 Steps)
- Winner Announced – 11th November 2020
- Selection Criteria
- Questions / Comments / Share progress?
- Starter Ideas
How to Participate (3 Steps)
- Design and 3D model a part of your Halloween costume or a Halloween themed accessory or 3D printable object. See the considerations and starter ideas below.
Note: You can use the CAD software of your choice. It does not have to be Fusion 360.
- Upload your model (STL or STEP) to Thangs.com by November 7th, 2020.
Creating an account is 100% free.Thangs.com is similar to Thingiverse, except that it indexes and relates models based on their geometry. It’s like if Thingiverse and Google had a baby – oh, and unlike Thingiverse, it actually loads
- Fill out the required Title and Description – include the hashtag #pdo in the description (required so Kevin can find the submissions!).
Increase your chances of winning – upload as many submissions as you’d like!
Winner Announced – 11th November 2020
All of the winners will be announced on this page. Winners will be contacted by their Thangs account email and will need to provide a valid shipping address within 14 days of the announcement.
The winners will be chosen based on the following criteria:
- Grand Prize: Best Intermediate or Advanced Design
- $50 Amazon Gift Card: Best Beginner Design
- $50 Amazon Gift Card: Most downloaded (on Thangs)
- Thangs T-shirt: Most favorited (on Thangs)
- Thangs T-shirt: Favorite selected by Thangs team
Questions / Comments / Share progress?
Don’t already have an idea in mind? Start with one of the following ideas and make it your own – personalize it with your name, make it a unique shape or size, or modify a design for better 3D printing.
- Jack-O-Lantern using T-Splines
- Ghost using T-Splines
- Halloween cookie cutters
- Candy Launcher
- Accessories for Halloween costume
- Complex object using T-Splines
- Wearable Halloween Mask
- Wearable costume accessory
- Costume accessory with moving parts
Who is the challenge for?
The challenge is open to everyone with access to 3D modeling software – it doesn’t have to be Fusion 360. You are welcome to share the challenge with your School, Makerspace, or other organization. Make it a friendly competition and challenge your friend!
Where can I ask for help?
Join the PDO community on Discord and use the #3d_modeling_challenge channel. Ask your questions, share progress, bounce ideas around, or simply stop by and say hello!
Does it cost anything to enter?
Nope! You can use any free modeling software. Solutions are uploaded to Thangs.com, which is also completely free. No payment is required to be eligible to win the 3D printer or other prizes.
Where do I submit my design?
All submissions should be uploaded to folder on Thangs.com. Follow the step by step instructions above. This is required so Kevin can see all the submissions.
How much time do I need to allocate for the challenge?
Spend 15 minutes or several hours – This is up to you! You can submit one small project, multiple projects, or one time-intensive project.
Are there prizes to be won?
Yes! There are 5 prizes. 1 grand prize winner will get an Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer. Second and 3rd place will get a $50 Amazon gift card. Fourth and Fifth place will get a Thangs T-shirt.
The winners will be required to provide a valid email and/or shipping address within 14 days of the announcement on November 7th, 2020.
Do I need a 3D printer?
You’re encouraged to print out your design if it helps you improve it, but it does NOT have to be 3D printed. Make iterations on your initial design(s) after testing them out – then upload additional submissions!