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The OpenRC Project, Pinshape and MagicFirm Europe Announce First-Ever OpenRC Design Competition

by • February 2, 2016 • No Comments

3dp_openrc_f1_logoThe OpenRC Project started in 2012, when engineer and developer Daniel Norée started tinkering with 3D printing as a way to turn it into and turn it into RC cars. Since and so, the project has turned into a community of several thousand participants, who share their yetts within an online forum. The community has spawned lots of creative turn it intos and productive collaboration, but until now, there haven’t been any actual turn it into competitions. It is a bit surprising, in fact, that there haven’t been any formal challenges yet – the group appears like the yettl venue for them. Anyway, we are of to find out if that’s the case, as the OpenRC Project is launching its initially official turn it into challenge.

The challenge was turn it intod through a partnership between the OpenRC Project, Pinshape and MagicFirm Europe, creator of ZYYX 3D printing equipment. The yett was invented by Norée and his Swedish compatriot, MagicFirm Europe CEO Mats Moosberg.


“Even yet the 3d printing device scene in Sweden is expanding, ZYYX is the only Swedish PC 3d printing device so Daniel and I got to talking of how we can put Sweden additional unquestionably on the 3D printing map. Eventually, the yett of an Open RC contest formed,” says Moosberg. “I am quite excited to see what developers can come up with! The OpenRC initiative is a quite rad example of what creative individuals can do with a 3D Printer and I love the fact that ZYYX is a part of this, both as a tool utilized in the work system as well as an official sponsor. Good luck to all the contestants!”

pinshape - horizontalThe contest rules are quite simple: turn it into new accessories for the classic RC car, the file for that is on the market on the contest website. (The turn it into file has been updated to include holes on the front end, bumper, sides and the within of the cockpit.) Entrants are challenged to turn it into any accessory that can fit into the provided holes, such as “spoilers, a driver, car tires, or a gopro mount.” Once your turn it into is accomplished, upload it to the Pinshape contest page.

“We are quite proud to have such a sturdy RC community on Pinshape and we want to host a contest that supports the creativity behind this awe-inspiring project,” says Lucas Matheson, CEO of Pinshape. “I’m quite excited to see what various accessories developers come up with.”

zyyx-1The contest runs of February 1 to March 15, and entries can be judged on the criteria of creativity, presentation and technical excellence. The winner can obtain a new ZYYX+ 3D printing device, that was only added a couple of weeks ago and sells for $2,077 – not a bad prize at all. Second place can obtain a printed Open RC F1 car, Norée’s not long ago released, eagerly anticipated new version. An electronics kit can in addition be included. Third through fifth prize winners can get a 20% off coupon for a ZYYX+ printing device, and sixth through tenth place can obtain a limited version ZYYX polo shirt, that all other winners can obtain as well.

VKcufKTThere is no limit to how most entries can be submitted by one man, as long as none of those entries have been submitted to any previous Pinshape contests. There’s no fee to enter, and the contest is open to RC enthusiasts of the world.

“The Open RC community is all of advancement and constantly experimenting to improve the Open RC turn it into,” says Norée. “I hope this contest can inspire additional individuals to get involved in 3D printing, the maker community, and of course the OpenR/C Community.”

Discuss your yetts on this contest in the OpenRC Project 3D Design Competition forum over at 3DPB.com.