Minifig Pussyhat Giveaway
The giveaway is now closed. Thanks for participating. Find out if you are a winner on the giveaway drawing page. Not a winner? Read below for how you can 3D print this free design.
Welcome to the minifig Pussyhat giveaway page! I’m giving away 4 sets of 5 LEGO® minifig compatible Pussyhats with 3 Women’s March signs. (The minifigs themselves are not included. US shipping addresses only.) I’ve also gifted 20 hats and 10 signs to @PussyhatProject.
I came up with the idea of the Minifig Pussyhat after seeing the movie, Hidden Figures ,this weekend. In the movie, Dorothy Vaughan sees the IBM computer coming and quickly learns to program in Fortran to be ready for the next wave of technology. 3D printing (digital fabrication) is the next wave for young women today. Devices printing new cancer drugs, organs, cars, shoes, rocket engines and buildings are just the start of what is possible.
Currently, there are a lack of models related to equality, identity, history and culture on major 3D repositories like Thingiverse. See these posts related to Women’s History, Hispanic Heritage and African American History. The 3D printing world needs a greater diversity of designers and this is a great opportunity to get involved.
You can download the Minifig Pussyhat designs and 3D print on any 3D printer. But, better yet you could make your own designs in the free program I used called Tinkercad or use the Morphi app then 3D print your own. If you are here, you probably don’t have access to your own 3D printer. You do have plenty of options.
1. Check to see if any of your local friends has a 3D printer. The designs only take 10 to 15 minutes to print and use pennies worth of material (filament).
2. Check your local library or makerspace. You may have access to a 3D printer in your local area and not even know it. Meetup is one way to search for local 3D printer groups or makerspaces.
3. 3D Hubs connects customers with 3D printers in their area. You may have someone in your neighborhood that will print the design for you for a fee.
4. Consider buying a 3D printer, low ends models are available in the $300-500 range.
5. If all else fails, I’m selling the design on my Shapeways store. The per item minimum cost makes this option pretty pricy. You can save $0.20 by uploading the free design using your own account. Otherwise, I’ll earn the $0.20 as a markup
This is my first big giveaway. If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment or contact me on Twitter @DesignMakeTeach.