Design a Minecraft-Inspired 3D Model
Use your favorite 3D modeling software or download free tools like Autodesk Tinkercad or Autodesk 123D Design. Our preferred file format is STL.
Submit Your Design on Shapeways
Create an account on Shapeways (you will need a parent or guardian's permission). Upload your file. Select "Display to the public" under the Selling tab. (Only one submission per person.) Click “Save Changes”.
Under the Details tab in the product description field, describe your 3D model and why others would want to print it. We're looking for creativity. Your submission must be tagged with the following to be considered for the contest: #iDTech3DContest AND your appropriate group level: #3DElementary, #3DMiddle, or #3DHighSchool. You can read the complete submission guidelines here.
Would you like to win one of these 3D printers for your home? Would you also like to win a 3D printer for your school? Read about the idtech contest and enter today!
Students, grades 5-8, are invited to create a 1-2 minute video describing a new, innovative solution that could solve an everyday problem. Ten finalists will be chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and ingenuity, and effective communication skills.
Thousands of students nationwide have participated in the competition and winners have gone on to do some amazing things; including speak in front of members of Congress, work with the nation's top scientists, and pursue academic careers in the sciences.
Entries will be scored using the following judging criteria:
Contest Deadline is 8:00 PM ET on April 20, 2016.