White House Announces Inaugural 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge
Now that Halloween is in the rear view mirror, the tradition of decorating the White House for the holiday season is in full force. With thousands of people expected to visit and millions with access to the decorations via the internet, there is a lot of planning and work that needs to be done.
This year the White House, in partnership with the Smithsonian, is looking to the 3D printing community for help. 3D printing designers will have the opportunity, through November 10, 2014, to submit ornament designs; a selection of the winning entries will be hung on the White House Christmas tree and will enter the Smithsonian’s collection of ornaments at its National Museum of American History.
Those interested in the contest don’t have to have access to a 3D printer, just design software, as the actual printing of ornaments will be done courtesy of the White House. Contestants will also have to create an Instructable of their model along with the STL file itself.For more information and details, head over to Instructables to submit your designs and read about the specifics of the challenge.