Have you heard about Printables.com? It’s our database with more than 300,000 models for 3D printing that are free to download. In August, we launched Prusa Education, a program designed to support educators worldwide by extending the Printables database with a section for sharing 3D printable educational projects. Right now, the database features a wide range of projects in various fields, each with detailed instructions and equipment list, tailored to specific age groups.

Since its launch, the program has been highly successful, with over 3000 schools, children’s centers, libraries, and other institutions enrolling in the program. In addition, there are over 15,000 Original Prusa printers in educational institutions worldwide, including top universities such as MIT, Oxford, Stanford, Cambridge, Harvard, Caltech, ETH Zurich, and Georgia Tech.

Sierra College Advanced Manufacturing 3D Printing Lab. Photo: Printed Solid

Verified members of Prusa Education receive access to the database of educational projects on Printables.com, as well as a discount on our printers and filaments, and free access to both the MINI and the MK3S versions of the Prusa Academy course “3D Printing and Modeling for Beginners“.

Teachers and students who contribute their own educational projects to the database can collect Prusameters, which can be exchanged for free filament refills and other rewards.

Announcement of the contest

We are excited to announce a special competition for participating schools in the Prusa Education program to win a complete set of 3D printers, filaments, Chromebooks and additional resources for an entire classroom.

To enter the competition, first register for Prusa Education by filling out the form on the registration webpage. Once your registration has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email and instructions on how to create and submit your project to the Printables database. Be sure to check the FAQ section for step-by-step guidance on how to submit your project. You can find the full terms and conditions of the competition, as well as the announcement of the winners, on the Contests page. Don’t miss this opportunity to equip your entire classroom with state-of-the-art 3D printers!

In order to give you full creative freedom, we have left the topic entirely up to you. Whether you choose to submit a simple keychain design or a project embedding electronics and Arduino microcontrollers, we welcome all submissions. We understand that educational systems vary across the world, which is why we have organized our projects by student age rather than class year. To increase your chances of winning the contest and make your project more applicable and useful for other schools, be sure to provide detailed instructions and information in your project documentation.

For inspiration, be sure to check out the existing online Printables database, which features hundreds of projects. As a sample project, we recommend taking a look at the Molecular magnetic building kit. This project is a great example of the kind of creativity and innovation that we are looking for in the competition. Check out our Prusa Story from The University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague.

Project: Molecular magnetic building kit

Project: Bridge Strength (Truss)

Project: Blueprint fabric

Terms and conditions

  • To enter the competition, you must register for the Prusa Education program.
  • The project must be created and sent for approval by 30.6.2023 23:59 GMT.
  • Organizations can participate with multiple educational projects to increase their chances of winning.
  • Projects must be created following the instructions provided on the Projects and lesson plans webpage.
  • The project must include at least one 3D-printed part.
  • By entering the contest, you agree to keep your project posted on Printables.com for a minimum of one year. The Prusa team reserves the right to repost your design if it is removed before the end of that year.
  • You must be the original creator of the project you upload. Please do not repost other people’s projects from other sites.
  • We reserve the right to terminate the competition or change the conditions of the competition at any time. In case of violation of the terms and conditions or attempted fraud, the competitor will be disqualified.
  • Submitting entries that do not fit the contest criteria will result in disqualification and repeated offenses may disqualify you from future contests.
  • Results are at the judge’s discretion and all results are final.
  • Winners will be announced after the end of the competition on the education.prusa3d.com webpage. We are looking forward to see your submissions.