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Konica Minolta 3D Scanning Labs is looking for an innovative solution to our design challenge. We need creative designers and engineers like you to develop an iPhone dock that integrates into the dash of our Prius. Here you will find the necessary reverse engineered models to complete this challenge. Top winners will receive cash prizes, and the 1st prize winner’s model will be featured in Episode 3 of Shape Lab 360

You can see past episodes of Shape Lab 360 here: http://sensing.konicaminolta.us/search-by-services/3d-scanning-services/video-series/

Requirements

  • Model must fit a build area of 5x5x6 inches

  • File must be in parasolid or stp format

  • Design must be one piece and able to be printed on Projet 3D Printer

  • Must not have moving parts.

  • Dock should appear to be an integrated part of the car

  • Dock should be designed to attach to the dash of the car using double sided tape

  • Design must not require alterations to any part of the car

  • Dock must be located near the steering wheel and in line of sight of the driver without obstructing the view of the road.

  • The screen of the iPhone must face directly towards the eyes of the driver’s head.

  • Design must accommodate space for the original iPhone power cable, which we will insert and glue into the prototype

Download specification

Rules

  • This challenge is open to everyone

  • Winners will be announced on GrabCAD blog and here on this challenge site under tab Results

  • Winners will be chosen by a joint jury of Konica Minolta and GrabCAD

  • Team entries are welcome

  • You can submit several designs

  • Only models uploaded to GrabCAD library will participate in competition

  • Tag your model with “iPhone” to make it easier to find

  • Only models uploaded through this challenge page will participate in this competition

  • Winners will be announced within one month after the end of competition

Prizes

Cash prizes of $1000 and 1st prize winner’s model will be featured in Shape Lab 360

1st prize

$500 and have model featured in episode 3 of Shape Lab 360

2nd prize

$250

3rd prize

$150

4th prize

$100

5th prize

Shape Lab 360 shirt

6th prize

Shape Lab 360 shirt

7th prize

Shape Lab 360 shirt

8th prize

Shape Lab 360 shirt

9th prize

Shape Lab 360 shirt

10th prize

Shape Lab 360 shirt

About the jury?

The top 10 winners will be chosen by both Konica Minolta and GrabCAD representatives based on the requirements of the model.

About Konica Minolta Sensing

About Konica Minolta 3D Scanning Labs Konica Minolta’s Scanning Labs is a leading provider of 3D scanning services. The 3D Scanning Labs provides flexible in-house service at their state of the art, security enabled and temperature controlled Ramsey, NJ facility. In addition, the 3D Scanning Labs offers on-site staffing and shipping services, which guarantee projects are worked on with the greatest care and expertise. Konica Minolta’s 3D Scanning Lab utilizes the incredibly precise Vivid 9i and Range 7 instruments to provide fast, accurate, and affordable results. The team of engineers & technicians work from conception to final product ensuring project vision moves smoothly from concept to reality. Konica Minolta’s 3D Scanning Labs offers services in areas such as facial scanning, reverse engineering, part inspection and design & engineering. With over 15 years of 3D hardware manufacturing experience, customers can now look to and depend on Konica Minolta’s 3D Scanning Labs for their complete 3D scanning needs.

Additional information on Konica Minolta 3D Scanning Labs is available at http://sensing.konicaminolta.us/search-by-services/3d-scanning-services/

81 comments

  • eswar

    eswar almost 7 years ago

    nice challenge i would participate in this comp.

    eswar has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 6 comments.
  • Allen

    Allen almost 7 years ago

    I see on the downloaded specification that the iphone is already placed on the dashboard. Is that the location you want the phone to be or are we free to decide where to put the phone?

    Allen has uploaded 11 CAD models & has left 20 comments.
  • tris.d

    tris.d almost 7 years ago

    is the included iphone model accurate and good to use as reference?

    tris.d has uploaded 11 CAD models & has left 32 comments.
  • e2a1eab3

    e2a1eab3 almost 7 years ago

    Should this be only for the iPhone 4(s) or a versatile design for the whole iPod/iPhone product line?

    e2a1eab3 has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 25 comments.
  • Tobias Mattsson

    Tobias Mattsson almost 7 years ago

    Tobias Mattsson has uploaded 89 CAD models & has left 853 comments.
  • Tobias Mattsson

    Tobias Mattsson almost 7 years ago

    Would be good to have that igs in a assembly file instead. or atleast several igs files, iphone, cable, interior + head.

    Tobias Mattsson has uploaded 89 CAD models & has left 853 comments.
  • Michael Bernero

    Michael Bernero almost 7 years ago

    Allen: the iPhone can be placed in any location you choose, as long as it meets the requirements posted above

    a3 trion: the iPhone is a reverse engineered model of an iPhone 4 that we scanned in our lab and is acceptable to use for this challenge

    Allan: the dock should be designed to fit the iPhone 4

    Michael Bernero has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Hamza Boulkrar

    Hamza Boulkrar almost 7 years ago

    nice challenge Will participate strongly ,,)

    Hamza Boulkrar has uploaded 65 CAD models & has left 412 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins almost 7 years ago

    We have a ProJet here at work so I might give this one a go (might make a version for my Bionic as well). One thing to be aware of is the ProJet material (VisiJet EX200) is strong but it is not very flexible and will break rather easily. So if you plan on using snap connectors keep that in mind.

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 71 CAD models & has left 760 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins almost 7 years ago

    One request could we get some reference photos of the interior of the Prius? Preferably from the drivers perspective?

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 71 CAD models & has left 760 comments.
  • Hardi Meybaum

    Hardi Meybaum almost 7 years ago

    Scott, love to see you your work.

    Hardi Meybaum has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 825 comments.
  • daad9144

    daad9144 almost 7 years ago

    I agree with Tobias it would be great to have the parts in separate stp files that we could assemble and adjust (at least just the phone and cord)
    cheers

    daad9144 has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 29 comments.
  • Danny Tasmakis

    Danny Tasmakis almost 7 years ago

    Hi Michael, is this going to be produced using the ProJet printer or is that just for prototyping, reason being as Scott pointed out, it sounds like there are some design restrictions with this material compared to an injection moulded part.

    Danny Tasmakis has uploaded 55 CAD models & has left 689 comments.
  • Michael Bernero

    Michael Bernero almost 7 years ago

    Scott/Danny: this will just be a prototype, the print will not be the end result

    I have sent the CAD files over as individual models and they should be up soon

    Michael Bernero has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis almost 7 years ago

    We have added some extra CAD files in the specification. Check it out.

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 667 comments.
  • joycefred23

    joycefred23 almost 7 years ago

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    joycefred23 has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 18 comments.
  • Zachary

    Zachary almost 7 years ago

    I know this is a competition...but can someone throw me a "rendering bone" I don't have the capabilities to render and looking for just a really crude render of my Model......If any thanks in advance. Its the iPhone Holder model

    Zachary has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 8 comments.
  • Amos Roger

    Amos Roger almost 7 years ago

    I actually tried but i guess ur version is SW 2012 . . didn work with that :-/ ill try my hand with the IGS :)

    Amos Roger has uploaded 34 CAD models & has left 367 comments.
  • 3DSolutions

    3DSolutions almost 7 years ago

    Zachary... just do a screenprint (shift+PRT SCR). Open a image program and paste it, then you can crop it to what you want it to look like.

    3DSolutions has uploaded 9 CAD models & has left 14 comments.
  • Amos Roger

    Amos Roger almost 7 years ago

    Or simply since your using solidworks, i'd suggest u start using photoview 360. Rendering in that is pretty easy and fun :)

    Amos Roger has uploaded 34 CAD models & has left 367 comments.
  • gabriel

    gabriel almost 7 years ago

    Solaxis is willing to print the winning model for free!

    gabriel has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • daad9144

    daad9144 almost 7 years ago

    thankyou Kaspar for seperating the files!

    daad9144 has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 29 comments.
  • Pit

    Pit almost 7 years ago

    done!
    hope you like it
    ;)

    Pit has uploaded 24 CAD models & has left 106 comments.
  • Blair Hollshwandner

    Blair Hollshwandner almost 7 years ago

    Michael Bernero...the description mentions that the mount be integrated into the Prius. Is the mount meant to be an accessory that can be mounted by the owner or would it be part of the Prius dashboard?

    Blair Hollshwandner has uploaded 20 CAD models & has left 40 comments.
  • Pit

    Pit almost 7 years ago

    I believe that the answer is both... it can be mounted by the owner without being part of the dash... I mean, can be compatible
    in this way, it's

    Pit has uploaded 24 CAD models & has left 106 comments.
  • Pit

    Pit almost 7 years ago

    possible to comply with the specifications.

    Pit has uploaded 24 CAD models & has left 106 comments.
  • Michael Bernero

    Michael Bernero almost 7 years ago

    Blair: the dock should be designed as an accessory. No modifications can be made to the original dash, as stated in the requirements

    Michael Bernero has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • 3DSolutions

    3DSolutions almost 7 years ago

    How do you submit a private entry?

    3DSolutions has uploaded 9 CAD models & has left 14 comments.
  • Pit

    Pit almost 7 years ago

    sorry, I thought that was a question for all the members

    Pit has uploaded 24 CAD models & has left 106 comments.
  • Pit

    Pit almost 7 years ago

    i'm new... not used to this group regulations... I apologize

    Pit has uploaded 24 CAD models & has left 106 comments.
  • tris.d

    tris.d almost 7 years ago

    michael, for your clarification, is the end mode of production just 3d printing? which means I can design within the freedoms and constraints of 3d printing instead of injection moulding.

    tris.d has uploaded 11 CAD models & has left 32 comments.
  • Michael Bernero

    Michael Bernero almost 7 years ago

    a3 trion: correct, this will just be for printing

    Michael Bernero has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • ToddAho

    ToddAho almost 7 years ago

    In your video on youtube you say that you want it to look as though it is a part of the car. How far are you willing to go with that concept?

    ToddAho has uploaded 42 CAD models & has left 21 comments.
  • Amos Roger

    Amos Roger almost 7 years ago

    What will the other end of the connector cable be ? Will it be a 3.5mm jack , a usb or a car charger plug ? I'm sorry I'm not very familiar with iPhones.

    Amos Roger has uploaded 34 CAD models & has left 367 comments.
  • Amos Roger

    Amos Roger almost 7 years ago

    I assumed it to be a 3.5mm jack and made my dock in such a way that the other end can be inserted from the top and drawn out from below, which sets the connector in its position. If its not as I assumed I have to make a few changes !

    Amos Roger has uploaded 34 CAD models & has left 367 comments.
  • DimZach

    DimZach almost 7 years ago

    So is it a part of the car or not?

    DimZach has uploaded 18 CAD models & has left 10 comments.
  • Michael Bernero

    Michael Bernero almost 7 years ago

    ToddAho: the design is completely up to you. You cannot alter the dash (make extrudes, drill holes, etc) but as long as it can attach to the dash somewhere you can make it look any way you want

    Amos: the cable is a standard iPhone cable, so the other end is a usb connector. Here is a reference:

    http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/919972/23195322/0/1315062924/Iphone4_Data_Cables_for_Iphone4_Mobile_Ipad_Cable_Ipod_cables.jpg

    DimZach: it is an accessory and not a part of the car. The dock should be designed for easy installation without altering the dash

    Michael Bernero has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Amos Roger

    Amos Roger almost 7 years ago

    Thanx for clarifying michael :)

    Amos Roger has uploaded 34 CAD models & has left 367 comments.
  • Amos Roger

    Amos Roger almost 7 years ago

    Is it possible to get a model of the other end of the connector michael? If not then jus the dimensions of the outer profile for that usb plug will do . . I need accurate measures to see if i hav to make some heavy changes or not . .

    Amos Roger has uploaded 34 CAD models & has left 367 comments.
  • Michael Bernero

    Michael Bernero almost 7 years ago

    Michael Bernero has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Amos Roger

    Amos Roger almost 7 years ago

    Thanx for that michael . . I guess ill have to make some changes :( still I didn't expect to get this so quick :) Much appreciated !

    Amos Roger has uploaded 34 CAD models & has left 367 comments.
  • Amos Roger

    Amos Roger almost 7 years ago

    Michael: I modeled my dock attaching it to a vacant place in the dash. Now if i look at images of the Prius interior i find there are a few buttons there too :( But i'm not sure if those buttons are common for all the models. Would you be able to suggest if i need to alter that further ? The model in question is iPhone Dock v5.0

    Amos Roger has uploaded 34 CAD models & has left 367 comments.
  • Tobias Mattsson

    Tobias Mattsson almost 7 years ago

    Amos: I looked at the photos of the real panel and it seems that there is some kind of button on the place where you have put your dock.

    Tobias Mattsson has uploaded 89 CAD models & has left 853 comments.
  • Amos Roger

    Amos Roger almost 7 years ago

    Thats unfortunate mate, ill try connecting it to the dash jus below the bottons and add another revision. Still If those buttons are there then i'd feel my work isn't upto my satisfaction . . must work one another variation !

    Amos Roger has uploaded 34 CAD models & has left 367 comments.
  • Vadim Doman

    Vadim Doman almost 7 years ago

    If I was an owner of PRIUS and if I would have such iPhone holder installed, then I would actually like it to be able to move... If I am about to use google maps as a GPS then I would love iPhone to be placed horizontally...

    Vadim Doman has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 10 comments.
  • Tobias Mattsson

    Tobias Mattsson almost 7 years ago

    Google uses vertical view for its map app at iphone for some reason. Thats what i heard from iphone users anyways. Me myself im a andriod user.

    Tobias Mattsson has uploaded 89 CAD models & has left 853 comments.
  • Amos Roger

    Amos Roger almost 7 years ago

    Done like i said. I've added a revision !

    Amos Roger has uploaded 34 CAD models & has left 367 comments.
  • Pablo Mora

    Pablo Mora almost 7 years ago

    Hi all. I am new using the GrabCad. I uploaded a model with the intention of been part of CHALLENGES= Konica Minolta iPhone dock for Toyota Prius. Nevertheless, when I was uploading the model I couldnt find the way to put my model on the contest. Could someone help us?

    Pablo Mora has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • 3DSolutions

    3DSolutions almost 7 years ago

    Pablo... If you scroll up on this page (challenge page) there is a blue button on the right side, towards the top that is for submitting to this challenge. I'm not sure if you have to re-upload or if there is some other way to link your uploaded files. I'd suggest just re-uploading everything in the appropriate location.

    3DSolutions has uploaded 9 CAD models & has left 14 comments.
  • 153a4ad1

    153a4ad1 almost 7 years ago

    Wow, I bet we will get up to 160+ entries

    153a4ad1 has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 65 comments.
  • daad9144

    daad9144 almost 7 years ago

    Hi guys i have uploaded a new revision , which is fairly different and I want to change the main picture to show this how is this done? Thanks

    daad9144 has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 29 comments.
  • 3DSolutions

    3DSolutions almost 7 years ago

    Franze... go into edit file and click on the rendering that you want to be your default. It will show a blue outline on that picture when it is the default (main picture).

    3DSolutions has uploaded 9 CAD models & has left 14 comments.
  • daad9144

    daad9144 almost 7 years ago

    Hi Guys I am just wondering my new design doesnt seem to appear?

    daad9144 has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 29 comments.
  • tris.d

    tris.d almost 7 years ago

    Same with mine. It uploaded but is not visible with the entries

    tris.d has uploaded 11 CAD models & has left 32 comments.
  • 153a4ad1

    153a4ad1 almost 7 years ago

    The site was under construction few hours ago, that may cause your problem

    153a4ad1 has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 65 comments.
  • Jordan Stephens

    Jordan Stephens almost 7 years ago

    Hi! If anyone can help me out with this that would be great... I entered my a design, but I had previously uploaded another model with the "iPhone" tag, and it is that model which seems to be shown as an entry, and not the one that should.

    Jordan Stephens has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • ZAN

    ZAN almost 7 years ago

    almost the same problem as Jordan. 2nd design, loaded a fiew hours before the dead line, not shown as challange entrie. Only first(

    ZAN has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis almost 7 years ago

    Thank you to all the participants for amazing entries. Can everybody please make sure they have their entries listed: http://grabcad.com/challenges/konica-minolta-iphone-dock-for-toyota-prius/entries If no please send me an e-mail to kaspar@grabcad.com Also please make sure all the private entries are made public. We will start picking the winners in the beginning of next week and will announce them during one month but still asap. Thank you

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 667 comments.
  • Luqman Mooraj

    Luqman Mooraj almost 7 years ago

    when does the challange end?

    Luqman Mooraj has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Branko Stokuca

    Branko Stokuca almost 7 years ago

    It has already finished. You can see on the top of this page on the wright side: Deadline PASSED

    Branko Stokuca has uploaded 117 CAD models & has left 918 comments.
  • daad9144

    daad9144 almost 7 years ago

    hey guys, any word on when you will select the winning entries?

    daad9144 has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 29 comments.
  • 153a4ad1

    153a4ad1 almost 7 years ago

    Within 1 month after the deadline

    153a4ad1 has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 65 comments.
  • Tomas

    Tomas almost 7 years ago

    Congratulations to the winners! :D

    Tomas has uploaded 50 CAD models & has left 785 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis almost 7 years ago

    We have announced the winners! Congratulations and thank you to all the participants being part of another successful challenge in GrabCAD.

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 667 comments.
  • Tobias Mattsson

    Tobias Mattsson almost 7 years ago

    Congratz to all the winners!

    Tobias Mattsson has uploaded 89 CAD models & has left 853 comments.
  • Patrick Hughes

    Patrick Hughes almost 7 years ago

    Congratulations to the winners. Some very nice designs and renderings.

    Patrick Hughes has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 26 comments.
  • Patrick Hughes

    Patrick Hughes almost 7 years ago

    Congratulations to the winners. Some very nice designs and renderings.

    Patrick Hughes has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 26 comments.
  • Amos Roger

    Amos Roger almost 7 years ago

    Congrats guys ! To all the winners and also those who participated :)

    Amos Roger has uploaded 34 CAD models & has left 367 comments.
  • Branko Stokuca

    Branko Stokuca almost 7 years ago

    Congratz to all the winners.

    Branko Stokuca has uploaded 117 CAD models & has left 918 comments.
  • Leonardo Alves

    Leonardo Alves almost 7 years ago

    Congratulations to all, great ideas came here.

    Leonardo Alves has uploaded 17 CAD models & has left 97 comments.
  • William

    William almost 7 years ago

    Big congrat'z to all the winning designs and for all the entered :P //handshake

    William has uploaded 112 CAD models & has left 7220 comments.
  • Michael Bernero

    Michael Bernero almost 7 years ago

    Thank you to everyone that submitted an entry. It was a great challenge and we were impressed by the wide variety of designs for the competition

    Michael Bernero has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Vincenzo Ricci

    Vincenzo Ricci almost 7 years ago

    Thanks to all!! I am very happy, I can not believe it yet!!! ^__________^

    Vincenzo Ricci has uploaded 11 CAD models & has left 150 comments.
  • Thomas Idebrant

    Thomas Idebrant almost 7 years ago

    Congrat's to all!

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  • dennis dela cruz

    dennis dela cruz almost 7 years ago

    congratulation to all winners...

    dennis dela cruz has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 6 comments.
  • Manuelito A. Taniegra

    Manuelito A. Taniegra almost 7 years ago

    Congrat's to all winners.

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