Airwolf 3D makers print the holiday spirit in the first national White House 3D Printed Ornament Challenge
Instructables.com was all mistletoe and holly by the end of the White House 3D Printed Ornament Challenge last week. The national contest garnered an impressive 288 entries ranging from intricate snowflakes to a miniature George Washington snowman crossing the Delaware. Airwolf 3Ders made a formidable debut in the contest, and one lucky designer even made it into the top 20.
Among the entries, several standouts were made by Tustin High School T-Tech students. The acclaimed T-Tech program was created to prepare students for careers in science and engineering. Students use professional grade software and design programs to hone necessary technical skills and build a foundation for success in their future profession, and in this case, create incredible 3D printed ornament designs! Thank you Sasha, Samantha, Sean, and Shikhar for sharing your beautiful ornaments! We look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.
A crowd favorite in the competition (and at our Airwolf headquarters) was designed by local engineer Robert Stemen. His miniature 3D printer ornament featured an intricate 3D printed winter scene complete with snowman and Christmas tree. Robert’s ornament was so unique and creative that it was selected to be one of 20 finalists in the competition. If his design wins the challenge, it will be displayed in the White House and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Good luck, Robert! We are so impressed with your design and 3D printing skills!
Naturally, our talented Airwolf staff had to get in on the fun and submit some of their own creative designs. Cheerful penguins and patriotic, rotating Christmas bulbs are currently decking the halls of our Costa Mesa headquarters.
We look forward to printing out all our Airwolf 3Der submissions, and now you can too! Click on the photos below to download the ornament stl files and print your own bit of holiday cheer!
Holiday Ornament Downloads
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