Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  

Our first Gadget Hacking & Accessories Contest

Recommended Posts


Hi All,


As you may have read we are co-hosting the Gadget Hacking & Accessories contest currently on Instructables. Within this contest I see a big role for 3D printing and especially for Ultimaker.

There is a special prize for the best 3D printed entry, and I want to give participants the chance to get familiar with 3D printing even when they do not have a printer yet themselves.


In this topic I want to give those participants the chance to ask for advice on 3D printing so we can share our knowledge and experience with others. Perhaps if anyone is up to it, prototype someone's idea even.


It would be great if we as a community can contribute to this contest by lending our helping hand, and obviously submit the best hack imaginable!


Good luck everyone! :)




Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

im in ! :-) :-)

by the way.... in your blog post..

"Inspired by our own community who is already familiar with hacking we figured it would only be a small step towards gadget hacking.

who is.. is singular... you mean our own community who are already.....

Ian :-)


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Can I ask... If I have a loose idea can I post it on youmagine and just keep on working on it from there.. then I can submit it later.. when it works to the instructables.com site ?

That wont screw up any of the small print details to trying for this competition... ?

Plus another question...

I really love this forum because you can share ideas with other clever creative people and that really helps make the idea better.

So question is.. I would really like to share my idea here.. show some sketches and 3d models iv done and get some feedback if possible... would that be cheating ??

I mean its the same as if an engineer went into a hackerspace and got his designed checked by other engineers... this way we do it online...

Ian :smile:


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Ian,

Sorry to keep you waiting for a reply! Have been away from my desk a lot today.

Yes please feel free to share your idea here and on YouMagine.

That is why I created this topic.

I would suggest to first upload it to instructables so it is clear that it is your idea.

And you can update it later, when necessary :)


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura | a new interface
      We're not only trying to always make Ultimaker Cura better with the usual new features and improvements we build, but we're also trying to make it more pleasant to operate. The interface was the focus for the upcoming release, from which we would already like to present you the first glance. 
        • Like
      • 114 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!