Congrats to the winners and all of the finalists. There were so many unique solutions for this tough, printing challenge. We have a lot of bike commuters in our office and this challenge provided a lot of interesting and unique ideas that inspired us. To pick the winners, the judges tested each of the finalists' submissions based on printing ease, design, weight, and ease of attachment. Congrats again to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated!
There were many fun models, but this one was the easiest to print and install. We could easily see this becoming a viable product marketed towards children. This model finds a way to keep it's design simple, but elegant in that it uses pressure fit to attach to the end of each pedal.
Straight forward, but obviously useful for anyone who has ridden a bike in cold weather or rain. Yet again simplicity and ease of instillation, combined with it's 3D printability helped this design come out ahead. It's connection to the brake levers was a unique way to attach the model.
Out of several submission we found this one to be the most elegant and smart design for improving the capabilities of a bicycle. The integration between the tail light and the brake seemed like an ingenious solution that mirrors how brake lights work on a motor vehicle.
We really liked this idea and we plan on printing it on our larger industrial 3D printer, but unfortunately this model was too large to fit the parameters of the 3D printer laid out in the challenge instructions.
An innovative take on the bike reflector. However, we feared that, due to the way it protrudes form the bike, it might easily be snapped off in real world use.
Really interesting idea that we all agreed we want included in our bikes. One of the main reasons why this didn't win was the fact that it required a lot of non 3D printing related modifications to the bike.
We liked this model, but the main collapsible feature didn't prove to be a game changer in making your commute easier.
We really liked the flexible design, but we were worried that the model would lack the grip to stay upright resulting in the phone falling and breaking.
This one takes a page out of our previous crutch challenge. There were some concerns about the gyro actually falling out of it's hold when going over rough terrain.
We really liked the idea of riding down the bike path with a trail of bubbles behind us. However, there were a few issues with attachment and design that would have made it difficult to install and use.
Simple design and very scalable. The only issue we had with this design was the need for metal screws to adjust the grip of the holder. Other than that we absolutely love this model.
We had so much fun with this one, but ultimately it lacked a way to attach to the bike, and the weight would have put a strain on the front of the bike.