GrabCAD is 'gearing up' for bigger and better things. We thought we'd test drive a lot of the new features of GrabCAD Teams and see what we're missing. We want to work closely with a team of GrabCAD Engineers and Designers to conceive, design and prototype a product that you'd like to see on a Bike.
This design could be a bike light, a unique gear system, an interesting seat design ... perhaps a helmet or an item of clothing. Anything that can be used on a bike. We have a limited budget - so don't suggest something extravagant like a Titanium frame or a nuclear-powered bike light, in spite of how cool that would be! It should be able to fitted to any bike whatsoever, or for any biker to use - so keep that in mind. It doesn't have to be a brand new idea. It could be an improvement on existing designs.
Once the best sketch has been selected, we will make a team and work together to produce a CAD model that we can prototype!
Tag your sketch with 'gearing up'
Your idea is 3D Printable (for prototyping reasons) - Usually the maximum size of 3D Printers is 30 x 30 x 30 cms....
Feel free to work as teams.
Submit a picture or a scan of your sketch, not a CAD model. It could be drawn on a napkin, a piece of paper, your hand - as any great idea starts. Don't forget a little explanation of your project.
Your idea has to be feasible and is inexpensive to prototype.
Ideas can include electronics, but the simpler, the better. We won't accept a design for some sort of touchscreen, waterproof bike-computer.
Tag your model to bikeidea
$400 + GrabCAD TShirt
$200 + Guaranteed spot on the design team.
$100 + GrabCAD T-shirt
JF Brandon and Gabe Blanchet work with GrabCAD - we will be managing this Design Challenge and the team that will eventually CAD model the winning sketch.
GrabCAD is a community founded by mechanical engineers. It is also a place for engineers to share their talent, expand knowledge, find a dream project and work with tools and features that make life better. Our HQ is located in Boston, MA with the development team in Estonia.