Before proceeding, review the Official Rules section below for details about how to submit your entry.
Once you have posted your video and shared it on social media with the tags specified in the Official Rules section, click the button below to finalize your entry.
e-NABLE is a global movement of makers who are using 3D printing to create free 3D printed hands and arms for those who have lost their limbs due to war, natural disaster, accident or illness. There are approximately 20,000 e-NABLE volunteers in over 100 countries worldwide who have collaborated to create and gift an estimated 10,000 free 3D printed hands and arms to those in need. There are over 2000 schools in dozens of countries who have incorporated e-NABLE into their STEM based learning environments.
We want you to become a RAKtivist and join the e-NABLE Movement by participating in not only doing Random Acts of Kindness as often as you can but sharing your ideas of how you can use technology like 3D printing to do kind things for others as well!
There are so many ways that you can use your ideas and imaginations to help change the world! (And even space exploration!) The possibilities are endless!
We want you to tell us how your classroom or school would use a new Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer to bring your ideas to life and how you plan to help make the world a better place for those around you using 3D printing technology!
Remember – you don’t have to do big things to change the world, and you don’t have to wait until you are an adult to start making a difference!
You can start today!
Maybe your classroom wants to join e-NABLE and start working on new designs for 3D printed hands and arms.Perhaps your classroom would reach out to the local zoo, animal rescue or veterinarian’s office to design and 3D print prosthetics for animals who have been injured.Students could design and 3D print musical instruments to send to other school children in various parts of the world who have no access to art supplies or books, let alone musical instruments.
Your class could come up with a design for low cost 3D printable homes to help house the homeless and use your 3D printer for testing prototypes!There is a huge need for low cost and 3D printable medical supplies in countries where they have little to no access to obtaining simple things like stethoscopes or umbilical cord clips for newborn babies. Your class could help to design new medical tools for underserved clinics in areas that have no access to medical supplies and work with Field Ready to distribute them!Is there a student in your school who is blind or visually impaired who could use some 3D printed models of the United States to help them “see” what the different states look like and learn how they fit together? What could you design with your new 3D printer to help make other educational tools for them and others?There is no end to how many ways you can practice Random Acts of Kindness by using your 3D printer to help someone else.Think local. Think Global.THINK BIG!We want to challenge you to think of ways you would use a new Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer in your classroom to help “e-NABLE the Future” and then create a short 1-3 minute video to tell us what your school would make with it if you were to win!
You have until February 29th, 2020 at 11:59 PM Pacific time to submit your entries.
Winners will be announced on March 9th, 2020.
CREATE A 1-3 MINUTE VIDEOWork together to come up with a creative way to share with us how your classroom would use a new Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer in your school to help make the world a better place and make a video to share with us!
UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO TO SOCIAL MEDIA
Have your teacher or adult supervisor upload your class video to your school’s social media channel of your choice: Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
TAG YOUR VIDEOS SO WE CAN FIND THEM
Once you have uploaded your video, you must make sure to tag each sponsor as well as post with the required hashtags to have your entry counted and enter the contest.
• HASHTAGS THAT MUST BE USED#RAKTIVIST#enablethefuture#STEMeducation#3Dprinting
• TAG THE CONTEST SPONSORSTwitter: @enablethefuture | @3Dprintingisfun | @Ultimaker | @BitSpaceChicago | @TFilamentsInstagram: @enablethefuture | @Shop3Duniverse | @Ultimaker | @BitSpaceChicago | @TerrafilumEngineeredFacebook: @enablingthefuture | @3duniverse.org | @Ultimaker | @BitSpaceChicago | @FilamentForum
SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY ON THE 3D UNIVERSE CONTEST ENTRY PAGE
Have your teacher or adult supervisor head to the 3D Universe’s contest page to fill out the official entry form that must include the following information:
• Name and email address of the teacher or adult supervisor who is submitting the video for the class (The email address must come from an official educational institution)• Name and location of the school (This contest is only open to schools in the USA)• Grade level of the students of the class• A link to the video entry posted on social media• A link to the school’s website
Our first place winners will have a brand new Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer shipped right to their school!The Ultimaker 2+ is one of the most advanced, precise and reliable desktop 3D printers available. It has won multiple awards and is widely recognized as one of the best available desktop 3D printers for a school environment, due to its ease of use, versatility, quality, and reliability.
Along with their new Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer, the grand prize winners will also receive a bundle of 8 spools (750g each) 3D Universe Terrafilum eco-friendly 3D printer filaments to help get them started on bringing their ideas to life!
• 10 complete sets of 3D printed e-NABLE hand kit parts from e-NABLE volunteers that can be assembled by groups of 3-6 students who will work together to finish the build. (Includes step by step instructions on a printed table mat)
• 10 e-NABLE Hand Assembly Kits from 3D Universe
• 3 Fully Assembled Demo Phoenix HandsIncluded with the prize package, will be 3 fully assembled and functional demo 3D printed Phoenix hands donated by e-NABLE volunteers to use in the classroom as examples for the students to see how the 3D printed e-NABLE hands function and are assembled.
These demo hands can be worn by students who have a full set of fingers to learn how it feels to use a prosthetic device to do tasks such as stacking cups or blocks, holding water bottles or other activities that our e-NABLE recipients may use them for once they receive their devices.
• Signed “Official e-NABLE Innovator” Award CertificateEach student who participates in assembling an e-NABLE device in the classroom will be mailed an official “e-NABLE Innovator” printed certificate to celebrate and reward their accomplishments and contribution to making the world a better place!
Inquiry-Based Making: Integrating Making Throughout the CurriculumBit Space
STEAM and innovation are not reserved for the makerspace or fab lab. This course empowers all educators to incorporate making and constructivism into their curriculum in order to reach all students.This course leads participants through the process of incorporating inquiry-based making into a lesson or unit of study that they already teach. After working through the foundations of inquiry-based making, learners will share their ideas with one another, generating even more insights on incorporating this learning into everything.
Our second-place winners will earn their classroom:
• A $100 gift card that can be used to put toward purchasing anything in the 3D Universe store.
• 3 complete sets of 3D printed e-NABLE hand kit parts from e-NABLE volunteers that can be assembled by groups of 3-6 students who will work together to finish the build.(Includes step by step instructions on a printed table mat)
• 3 e-NABLE Hand Assembly Kits from 3D Universe
• 1 Fully Assembled Demo Phoenix Hand• Signed “Official e-NABLE Innovator” Award CertificateEach student who participates in assembling an e-NABLE device in the classroom will be mailed an official “e-NABLE Innovator” printed certificate to celebrate and reward their accomplishments and contribution to making the world a better place!
Our third-place winners will earn their classroom:• A $50 gift card that can be used to put toward purchasing anything in the 3D Universe store.
• 3 complete sets of 3D printed e-NABLE hand kit parts from e-NABLE volunteers that can be assembled by groups of 3-6 students who will work together to finish the build. (Includes step by step instructions on a printed table mat)• 3 e-NABLE Hand Assembly Kits from 3D Universe• 1 Fully Assembled Demo Phoenix Hand• Signed “Official e-NABLE Innovator” Award CertificateEach student who participates in assembling an e-NABLE device in the classroom will be mailed an official “e-NABLE Innovator” printed certificate to celebrate and reward their accomplishments and contribution to making the world a better place!
The e-NABLE Community of volunteers, along with 3D Universe, Ultimaker, Bit Space, and Terrafilum, are excited to sponsor and provide the prizes being offered for this contest!
3D UNIVERSE: Since 2013, 3D Universe has been a leading authority on desktop 3D printing, laser cutting and digital fabrication solutions. Their mission is to make 3D printing and digital fabrication accessible for everyday people, schools, educators and professionals alike.
3D Universe has customers across a wide range of industries, including education, manufacturing, automotive, architecture, product design, medical, and more.
Founder and President of 3D Universe, Jeremy Simon is also a co-founder of the e-NABLE Community, responsible for developing the e‑NABLE Web Central application and a mentor to students and teachers around the world who are interested in getting e-NABLE and 3D printing programs set up in their classrooms.
ULTIMAKER: Ultimaker has been a strong supporter of the e-NABLE Community since 2014 through financial support for our website as well as material and 3D printer donations to some of our designers, participating schools and chapters around the world.
Their award-winning 3D printers are amongst the top 3D printer manufacturers in the world. Classrooms, home offices and professionals around the world who want to practice rapid prototyping, create through digital fabrication or provide a robust, reliable, and easy to use 3D printers in STEM-based learning environments, put their trust in Ultimaker.
THE E-NABLE COMMUNITY: Our global community of volunteers and makers have been collaborating together since 2013 to design and create free and low-cost 3D printed prosthetics to those in need.
To date, it is estimated that there are over 20,000 e-NABLE volunteers in over 100 countries who have delivered an estimated 10,000 3D printed hands to children and adults who have been born missing their hands and arms or who have lost them due to war, disease, accident or natural disaster.Our volunteers also help to support schools and STEM education by helping to mentor students and teachers who are interested in bringing e-NABLE into the classroom, providing 3D printed hand kits to teachers who do not have access to 3D printers and helping schools to run hand-building and STEM learning events locally.
BIT SPACE: Bit Space is Chicagoland’s premier maker lab for kids and teens–a place where they can learn to use real tools to build real things. Students work with their guides to learn how to use hand tools, power tools, electronics, robotics, 3d printers, laser cutters, CNC milling machines, computer modeling and design software, computer game development software, virtual reality, and new media to design and build just about anything.
They try to live up to their goal of inspiring and guiding the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and problem solvers by teaching kids and teens to be producers rather than consumers of technology. Their guides are experts from the fields of architecture, design, engineering, and computer programming.
TERRAFILUM: Terrafilum is a 3D printing filament manufacturer based in the United States, with a focus on providing quality, environmentally friendly materials to suit a wide range of needs.
Jeremy Simon3D Universe
Jen Owen – e-NABLEJen is a Co-Founder of the global e-NABLE Community of volunteers who are using 3D printing to create free 3D printed upper limb devices for those in need around the world. She is also a professional photographer, graphic designer and the Creative Director at 3D Universe.In 2012, her family helped create the first open-source 3D printable prosthetic hand custom-designed for a young 5-year-old boy in South Africa. For the past 8 years, she has been a leader in the e-NABLE Community, helping to grow the e-NABLE Movement, maintaining the e-NABLE website and documenting the incredible stories of hope and kindness that come from volunteers and recipients alike.Her current focus is on helping the e-NABLE Community inspire the next generation of changemakers to see how they can use 3D printing in the classroom, to make a difference.
Jeremy Simon – 3D Universe
Jeremy is a Co-Founder of e-NABLE and the President and Founder of 3D Universe.
His company, 3D Universe, is a strong supporter of e‑NABLE and is responsible for developing the e‑NABLE Web Central application. Jeremy helps to maintain and update the e-NABLE website to ensure the most recent designs and information is available to those who are looking to get involved or have a hand created for them.
He is a mentor to fellow volunteers as well as classrooms around the world who are interested in participating in the e‑NABLE project and he is passionate about getting 3D printing technology into STEM education.
Matt Griffin – Ultimaker
Matt is the Director of Community for Ultimaker North America, where he works to accelerate the world’s transition to local, digital manufacturing.
He has recently completed a lecture series on 3D Printing Hardware for Coursera, and writes, teaches, and consults on a range of topics including 3D printing, 3D design and modeling, DIY electronics, and more.
He has taught digital fabrication at Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA). He is a frequent contributor to MAKE Magazine, including the annual Make: Ultimate Guide to 3DP series. Previously, he was a community manager at MakerBot, and director of community & support at Adafruit.
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