BOXX Technologies, leading innovator of high performance workstation computers and rendering systems, challenges you to design a new enclosure for their CAD workstation.
Participants should consider the key components of a workstation and how those components relate to the design of an enclosure. To ensure design concepts adhere to the real-world requirements of a professional workstation, entries should be able to accommodate at minimum:
- Two full size GPU slots
- 12 USB ports
- Power switches
- Microphone and audio in/out jacks (amount of each is up to you)
- 550 W power supply
- Optical Drive (DVD, Blu-Ray)
Proportions and dimensions of the components above can be approximated. Internal components such as motherboards, CPU, memory etc. do not need to be represented in your model. BOXX is primarily interested in design concepts.
Please click HERE to see 360 degree 3D model of the current workstation design.
You must include:
- STEP or IGES file format
- Description explaining your design
You are encouraged to include:
- CAD file (any format)
We will not set dimension requirements and will follow the external design when developing the internal structures. Minimum dimensions (current casing):
- height 14.6” (37.1 cm)
- width 6.85” (17.4 cm)
- depth 16.6” (42.2 cm)
Winning design should be:
- matching BOXX brand
- within the dimension limits
- suitable for a CAD workstation of tomorrow
The competition is open to everyone. Multiple entries are acceptable. Team entries are welcome - prize will be transferred to team leader. Participants may only win one prize per Challenge.
Tag your entry with “workstation” when uploading to GrabCAD. If you submit through the "Submit entry" button, this should be added automatically. Only entries with valid tag will participate. Only entries uploaded to GrabCAD through the "Submit entry" button on this Challenge page will be considered an entry. Private entries are not eligible.
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.
If you think an entry may infringe on existing copyrighted materials, please email email@example.com.
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.
The sum of the Awards is the total gross amount of the reward. The awarded participant is solely liable for the payment of all taxes, duties and other similar measures if imposed on the reward pursuant to the legislation of the country of his/her residence, domicile, citizenship, workplace, or any other criterion of similar nature. Only 1 award per person.
Only public entries will be considered. Any private submissions will be made public at the Challenge deadline.
We will release the finalists before the final announcement to give the Community an opportunity to "vote" for their favorites in the comments. The jury will take these into consideration when picking the final winner. This new addition is based on feedback from you!
Winning designs will be chosen based on the rules and requirements. This Challenge ends on April 10, 2014 (11:59pm UTC). Winners will be announced by May 10, 2014.
Void where prohibited.
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The jury is comprised of experts from BOXX Technologies and GrabCAD.
BOXX Technologies, Inc. manufactures computing systems for visual effects (VFX) design professionals and visualization applications. We design and build workstations and rendering systems for architecture and engineering, product design, VFX, film and television, game development, higher education, government and defense, science and medical and general business industries.
Please also take a look at BOXX Technologies profile on GrabCAD