Come up with a new skateable art or an obstacle an win an Archos 7 Tablet. ARC is looking for new designs for obstacles to use in their skateparks all around the world. Be creative, don't hold back. They need new ideas and skaters need new obstacles to pull more crazier and cooler tricks.
The challenge is to design and engineer an obstacle for skateboarders to use for stunts and tricks. The obstacle should look funky and give give boarders variety of possibilities to pull different tricks.
Currently the most popular obstacles are tables, benches and different concrete boxes. But you can come up with totally new design / obstacle. Feel free to go crazy shape and construction wise. Don't go too crazy size wise as the obstacle should be a part of a skatepark not an skatepark itself.
If creativity is not your strongest skill then don't worry they have an engineering problem that needs solving as well. ARC wants to install a halfpipe on a sloped, grassy area. But they need ideas on how to anchor it into ground with adjustable supports. Goal is to install a halfpipe from a kit in one day. Solve this on and you could be a winner too!
That's it, that's all. Get modeling!
There are no hard requirements, besides the materials used for the obstacle. Be creative and show what you can come up with.
Obstacle should be possible to disassemble for shipping
3/8 and 1/2 hardware are used to assemble the obstacles.
Light welding may be done to assemble on site.
Steel materials to use: Laser cut steel (and stainless) ranging from 7ga-10ga. Also 1/4 and 3/8 may be used as well. 2x2, 2x3 and 2x6 tubing , mostly 11 ga. as well as 2" schedule 40 pipe.
Composite materials to use: The benches and table also use composite lumber that is 1.5"x 2" . 1/4 composite sheeting material (Ramp Armor) can be used as a finish surface not structural. Starlight XL panels, a marine grade structural panel can also be used.
Concrete: ARC has a batch plant on site and can build mold to pour 9000 psi concrete.
Winning design will be chosen based on the awesomeness, creativity and ride-ability with skateboard
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
You can submit several designs
Only models uploaded to GrabCAD library will participate in the competition
Only models uploaded through this challenge page here will participate in the competition
Tag your model with “arc” to make it easier to find.
You may upload a private model but you need to share access to email@example.com
Privately uploaded models will be made public after the competition deadline
Models can be done in any CAD software as long as a STEP or IGES files are also uploaded
Competition starts: 22rd of August, 2011
Competition ends: 4th of September, 2011
Competition winner will be announced in GrabCAD’s blog no later than 11th of September
Most creative design will be chosen by American Ramp Company with little help from GrabCAD
American Ramp Company is the world's largest skatepark provider. They have built more than 1,400 parks worldwide and are the only skatepark company that offers every build option: precast and poured-in-place concrete, steel, wood, composite, and fiberglass. American Ramp Company is the result of one skateboarder’s dream to do what he loved. From humble beginnings as the son of a missionary living in Southeast Asia, ARC founder and president, Nathan Bemo was always looking for a place to skateboard, and if he could not find a place, he made a place.