Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Pinshape Awards
We are so excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our community and reward those who stood out as truly exceptional this year. Thank-you to everyone who took the time to vote in the 2015 Pinshape Awards and congratulations to all our nominees.
All winners will receive a personalized Pinshape trophy .stl file with their name, or the name of their design on it and a badge they can show off on their websites or social media!
A very special thank-you to Dutchmogul who created the design files for the trophy, specially for our winners!
Without further ado, here are your winners for the 2015 Pinshape Awards!
Top Simple Design
#3DBenchy – The jolly 3D printing torture-test by CreativeTools
This little design made some waves this year! As a simple model with some interesting geometry, #3DBenchy is a great test for your 3D printer calibration and is one of the most printed things on Pinshape.
Top Complex Design
Top Useful Design
Pegstr – Pegboard Wizard by mgx
Clearly the Pegstr by mgx has touched on a real pain point. Most people are familiar with trying to keep an organized workshop or garage, and this ingenious set of pegboard hangers makes that a breeze!
Top Toy Design
OpenR/C Formula 1 car by Daniel Noree
The latest incarnation of the OpenR/C project was this expertly designed F1 car. With a dedicated community of it’s own, it’s no doubt this design stole the show in the toy category and is a great example of the applications of 3d printing.
People’s Choice Design
2015 Seej Starter Set by zheng3
A combination of childhood nostalgia, desktop fun, and harmless destruction, the Seej Start Set found the sweet spot for the Pinshape community as just one example of the whimsical and fantastic creations of Zheng3.
Top Design Photo
CAT ARMOR by J Wall
This design was an instant hit, and really blew up when it was released. The mix of badass armour, great lighting, and a symmetrical-double-dose of J Wall’s cat, Bobo make this presentation hard to beat.
Top CAD Software
As 3D printing continues to grow, the free tools are still bound to have the biggest initial interest, and Blender is one of the best for features, ease of use, and the overall community support.
Top 3D News Site
When you want to know what’s going on in the world of 3D printing, 3dprint.com has you covered. From industry-changing developments to feel good stories about the everyday use of the tech, you’ll find it on 3Dprint.com.
Best Slicer Program
Simplify3D blew away the competition in our polls. It’s easy to see why this is a crowd pleaser, with it’s easy to use interface, tons of advanced options, and most importantly, great print results!
When it comes to getting great prints and sharing them with the community, Frew is second to none right now. Beautiful photography and even moving .gifs really bring the things he prints to life for the rest of us.
As part of the Creative Tools team and the designer of the OpenR/C F1, it’s easy to see Daniel’s influence all over Pinshape, and the 3D printing community as a whole. Congrats on the big year Daniel!
But that’s not all….
Top Community Member
In addition to the makers and designers who contribute to Pinshape, we also want to recognize the amazing community work that our members do. One person in our community stood out to us in particular this year — Tanya Wiesner. Tanya consistently posts her high quality designs and prints on Pinshape and never hesitates to help other members with any design or print issues they may have. She’s a usual on our forums, providing insight and helping out new users as a forum mod. As one of our early users, she’s seen Pinshape grow and helped shape many aspects of what Pinshape is today. Thanks for your hard work and dedication to helping us build the Pinshape community Tanya!
Winner of the $100 Amazon Gift Card!
Congrats to Thomas Palm for being selected to win the Amazon gift card for voting!
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2015 Pinshape Awards! Keep up the great work!
Keep uploading Prints and Designs!
Didn’t win this year? Be sure to upload your prints and designs and you could be nominated for the 2016 Pinshape Awards. Happy Printing!
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