3D printing has finally come into its own in recent years. It’s not hard to find projects that create 3D-printed mechanical parts like gears. In fact, you’ve probably printed a gear or two in your time, but now Hackaday is asking you to take things a step (or twelve) further.
Hackaday’s 3D Printed Gears, Pulleys, and Cams contest is calling all hackers and makers to bring their projects to life for the chance to win cash prizes or Tindie gift cards. Interested? Read on for all the details.
How to Enter The Contest
We’re looking for projects that incorporate 3D-printed mechanisms. Size doesn’t matter, and it can be powered by anything from hand cranks to sheer force of will, so long as it works. Above all else, you should inspire others to try builds like this by sharing the story behind the project.
How did you overcome challenges on the road to success? What inspired you to build it? Share all the details. When you’re ready to enter, publish your Hackaday.io project page using the “submit project to:” dropdown menu from the left sidebar.
Three grand prize winners will take home $275 cash prizes, while seven runners-up will win a $100 Tindie gift card. Check out the contest page for the full set of contest rules.
Ready, Set, Print!
There are more than a few 3D-printed gear projects on Tindie if you’re looking for inspiration. We want to see some Tindarians in the winner’s circle, so start brainstorming and submit your projects on Hackaday.io!