There is a growing market for health drinks that are mixed immediately before you drink it. For this Challenge, propose a simple hand-operated mechanism to deposit any variety of dry 'drink mix' into the water before the consumer has even opened the bottle.
Ease of use, simplicity of design and efficient deposition of mix are important. One problem we've noticed is that not all of the mix is dropped into the drink. Think of ways your design overcomes this problem. Aesthetic elements that convey the importance of health and vitality are important.
The entire design will be made from injection moulded plastic. Your solution should be fairly easy to assemble with preferably zero metal parts (springs, hinges, etc). And your solution should be easy to operate, so that even a little kid or a grandmother could dispense the ingredients and get a refreshing drink!
Before developing your entry, please have a look at the existing solutions:
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL THE ENTRIES HAVE TO BE PRIVATE. SEE RULES AND PICTURES BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The cap should be made of plastic without any metal parts.
The cap should be easily manufacturable with injection moulded technologies.
The cap should be easy to use by hands.
The cap should have simple design, aesthetics should convey health and vitality.
Efficient deposition of mix is important.
The cap should be easy to assemble.
Only private entries are accepted in the challenge. Send an e-mail to email@example.com and request for an access to upload private models. Uploaded models must be shared with firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Models can be done in any CAD software as long as a STEP or IGES files are also uploaded.
Any entry that does not include STEP or IGES file, will be considered ineligible for the contest.
By entering this competition, you
1. Warrant that the work is your original work.
2. To the best of your knowledge, it is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited.
3. Neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trade mark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person.
Acknowledge that you are solely responsible for the protection of any intellectual property rights you may have in the work.
Applicants are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs. The applicant’s participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment.
You can submit several designs.
The competition is open to everyone.
Team entries are welcome. In case of team win, prize money will be transferred to team leader who is solely responsible for splitting it among team members.
Only PRIVATE models uploaded to GrabCAD library through this challenge page will participate in the competition. Public models will not be eligible.
Tag your model with “bottlecap” to make it easier to find.
This Challenge ends October 26, 2012.
Cash prizes of $6,500 + all entries after 6th place receive $50
$3,000 cash + GrabCAD T shirt
$2,000 cash + GrabCAD T shirt
$1,000 cash + GrabCAD T shirt
$500 cash + GrabCAD T shirt
$50 + GrabCAD T shirt
$50 + GrabCAD T shirt
The winners will be chosen based on the rules and requirements of this Challenge and will be announced within six weeks from the end date.
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