We challenge you to design a new rod holder for Trapper Canoes.
Fishing is an activity that so many of us enjoy! Outdoor sports fans know that a universal fishing rod holder would be a big help when you and your friends are out on the water.
Trapper Canoes wants to provide an eco-friendly option for their nature-loving, fishing community. The rod holder you create should be made of environmentally friendly and recyclable materials like wood, cork, natural fabric, biological resin, leather, or metal. If you'd like to propose a different material, just ask!
Your design needs to include: the mounting system to the canoe, the rotating system for the rod holder and the rod holder itself. Trapper wants very simple ideas but very creative additions outside these three main components may be considered.
Your mounting system should allow the rod holder to be moved along the edge of the canoe (see pictures and specifications). The canoe should not be damaged in any way when changing positions of the rod holder (no drilled holes, etc.)
The rod holder must be usable with different types of rods. Let's keep this solution universal! Allow for adjustments to the angle between the length of the canoe and the rod, too.
Winning designs should be universal, environmentally friendly, manufacturable, easy to use, and match the Trapper Canoes brand (Go to trappercanoes.com to get a sense of their style.)
Use eco-friendly materials in your design: wood, cork, natural fabrics, biological resin, leather or metal. Other materials need approval from the jury.
The rod holder must be universal to fit all types of fishing rods.
The rod holder must be rigid and durable.
The rod holder must be water and weather resistant.
The mounting system must not damage the canoe. It should fit all Trapper Canoes, the edge profile dimensions are shown in the above image.
Submit your entry with the native CAD format, STEP or IGES version, and include a rendering.
The winning design will be:
- Environmentally friendly
- Easy to use
- Match the Trapper Canoes brand
Project descriptions are strongly encouraged:
- How you achieved a universal fit for rod holders
- How your design mounts to canoes
- Design dimensions
- What eco-friendly materials you used
- What design elements mirror the Trapper Canoes brand
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 “rodholder” 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.
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.
Winning designs will be chosen based on the rules and requirements. The Challenge ends on November 7, 2013 (11:59pm UTC). Finalists will be announced by November 30, 2013. Winners will be announced by December 7, 2013.
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.
We will release the finalists at least one week before the final announcement to give the Community an opportunity to support for their favorites and voice any concerns. The jury will take these into consideration when picking the final winners. This new addition is based on feedback from you!
Void where prohibited.
The jury is comprised of experts from Tahe Outdoors and GrabCAD. Each entry will be judged on whether it is universal, environmentally friendly, manufacturable, easy to use, and matches the Trapper Canoes brand.
Tahe Outdoors, the leading European watersports company is delivering innovation to paddlers across the globe. Tahe Outdoors is the top manufacturing and distribution company in the field of high quality watersports equipment in Europe. Our mission is to change people’s lives by introducing them to one of the most relaxing ways to spend their free time – kayaking. We are doing that in the most reliable and enjoyable way - through the kayaks, canoes and paddling gear manufactured by us in France and Estonia with attention to every single detail as well as concern for the environment. Company was established in 1989 by competition paddlers. Today, Tahe Outdoors operates with 8 brands of watersport equipment (Tahe Marine, Zegul, Trapper, Beluga, Riot, Boreal Design and Seaward.) and has 3 factories with 90 employees. Quality is reflected in every single detail of our products and we do not make any compromises there.