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From David Warren and the Science Club:

NMH’s 2nd kind of annual

3D Printer Competition


The Science Club is once again hosting a 3D printer competition to encourage and strengthen 3D printing knowledge at NMH. The installation of a 3D printer in the library means that students will have ample opportunities to design, print and find solutions to everyday problems. But first, we need to educate you (the students) on how to design and create items for a 3D printer. So give it a try, what do you have to lose?

What is it?

A competition that encourages students to design, create and use 3D printers to work towards a simple goal.

What is the goal?

Design and 3D print the longest spinning top.
The only design restriction is that the top must be able to fit within a 10cm cube.
More formal rules will be distributed after Spring Break.

What do I get if I win?

First place will win A 3D printer, or something of similar value.
There most likely will be prizes for runners up, but we’re still figuring that out.

I don’t know how to design in 3D….

That’s OK, most people don’t!
Following Spring Break there will weekly videos showing you how to design objects for a 3D printer, how to use various design and printing software and how to get the best results when printing.

How long do I have to sign up?

There’s no sign up to enter the competition.
In fact, you can start thinking, tinkering and designing now if you want. The library’s printers will be freely available following spring break to print during the day. (Learn all about 3D printing at the library.)