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#UPminicomp: the public vote

21st May 2015

The UP mini competition is now closed…

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who entered our competition to win an UP mini 3D printer, liked the posts, or shared with friends. We were blown away by your ideas — all great examples of how 3D printing is changing the way we think, design and craft at home, at school and at work — and we loved seeing them roll in.

And well done to those who made it through to the next round: the public vote.

We’ve shortlisted five entries from our Facebook page and Twitter, and it’s up to you to decide who wins.

We want you to vote for your favourite design on the shortlist below before 28 May. The entry with the most votes wins the printer.

TO VOTE…

Place your vote on Twitter, through the UP Community page, where you can also keep an eye on all the action, or over on our Facebook page. All you have to do is tell us which shortlisted idea you like the most by tagging your post with the corresponding title. For example: ‘I like #UP2 because…’, or ‘#UP4 gets my vote!’

We’ll announce the winner on 29 May — happy voting!

#UP1

Dave F Barker: I’d print some spare blades or guards for my quadcopter drone

drone

 #UP2

Steve Boyle: I’d print little charms for autism for bracelets, since our son has been diagnosed with Autism my wife has been looking at something to wear to raise awareness and show off how proud we are of our wonderful son. We can only find them over in the States.

#UP3

James Bryans: As an artist I’ve been wanting to create a three dimensional Spirograph as part of my artworks for a long time! Thanks to companies like UP and their amazing printers hopefully this can come to fruition!

SpirographBox

#UP4

Stacy Jenneman: The first thing I would print is the steam punk themed chess set I am designing

3d-chess-set

#UP5

Kate R. Capiau: Hi there! :) Here is one of my brother’s drawings:

character

My creative brother just finished writing and drawing his first (about-to-be-published! *whoop whoop* – so proud) children’s book. Engineer by day, writer and artist by night I would love to work with him and bring all his adorable characters to life! I can imagine they would help him greatly while promoting his second book to the publishers, and it would also be phenomenal to have them on display in his flat!

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