Create a 3D printable attachment for crutches that allows you to carry a drink and a plate of food.
We have a man down here in the GrabCAD office. Our Director of Products and Support, Grant, was recently injured playing ultimate frisbee. He fractured his tibia and has been on crutches for the past two months relying on his colleagues and friends to assist with carrying items for him. After speaking with Grant he shared his obstacles of using crutches. The most irritating one of all was trying to carry food and/or a drink from the kitchen to his desk or while at home. We thought of a great idea to make this into a Challenge and leave it up to the Community to design two accessories he can attach to the crutch to carry his food and a drink without spilling.
Your entry must include: 1. Native CAD files in any format 2. Renderings optional but encouraged: 3. Suggested orientation for optimal part strength when 3D printing. Bonus points for providing pictures/video of accessory in action, FEA to ensure the strength of your submission.
Technical requirements: Your design must be 3d printable via one of the widely available 3d printing methods: FDM, SLS, SLA or PolyJet.
Judges will weigh a variety of factors but will place special attention upon the following:
- Your design must be have the ability to accommodate a range of different styles of cups, cans, bottles, dishes, and bowls.
- Can not spill any of the contents while using the crutches.
- Attachable to a standard crutch (Hole size: 6.8mm, Screw Size: 4.63mm). This model was found in our Community from one of our own, Chris Buerckner, to help you get started (Crutches)!
- Cup attachment must hold at least 12 fl oz (360 ml) of liquid without spilling.
- Dish attachment must hold at least up to 2 lbs (1 kg) combined of food and the plate.
- 3D Printable
ENTERING THE COMPETITION The Challenge is open to everyone except employees and families of GrabCAD, Stratasys and the Sponsor. Multiple entries are welcome. Team entries are welcome. By entering the Challenge you: 1. Accept the official GrabCAD Challenges Terms & Conditions. 2. Agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges (Jury). 3. Warrant that you are eligible to participate. 4. Warrant that the submission is your original work. 5. Warrant, to the best of your knowledge, your work is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited. 6. Warrant neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trademark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person. 7. Warrant participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment. 8. Are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs. 9. Agree the Sponsor and GrabCAD have the right to promote all entries. If you think an entry may infringe on existing copyrighted materials, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMITTING AN ENTRY Only entries uploaded to GrabCAD through the "Submit entry" button on this Challenge page will be considered an entry. Only public entries are eligible. We encourage teams to use GrabCAD Workbench for developing their entries. Entries are automatically given the tag "crutchaccessory" when uploading to GrabCAD. Please do not edit or delete this tag. Only entries with valid tag will participate in the Challenge.
AWARDING THE WINNERS 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. All judging decisions are final. All winners will be contacted by the GrabCAD staff to get their contact information and any other information needed to get the prize to them. All team awards will be transferred to the member who entered the Challenge. We will release the finalists before the announcement of the winners to give the Community an opportunity to share their favorites in the comments, discuss concerns, and allow time for any testing or analysis by the Jury. The Jury will take the feedback into consideration when picking the winners. Winning designs will be chosen based on the Rules and Requirements. Entry deadline is August 25th, 2017 (11:59pm UTC). The finalists will be announced by September 4th, 2017. The winners will be announced by September 14th, 2017.
SPEC REFINEMENT We want to make sure that you have all of the information that you need to tackle the challenge. As such, in the first week of a challenge we may refine the specifications or offer clarifications based on member feedback. Please ask any questions that you have!
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