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Make The Unmakeable Challenge #3

FATHOM is challenging designers and engineers to design 3D printable accessories for drones.

Using traditional manufacturing methods leads to greater part count, increased weight, and compromised functionality.

CHALLENGE 3 of 3: CREATING ACCESSORIES FOR DRONES

In the third Make the Unmakeable Challenge, leverage the unlimited design freedom of 3D CAD and additive manufacturing to design a exciting new drone accessory that demonstrates one or more of the following:

1. Design Freedom: Exploration into geometries that can be made only using 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
2. Structural Optimization: Exploration into how 3D printing and additive manufacturing can improve upon overall weight and efficiency.
3. Advanced Manufacturing: Exploration into how 3D printing and additive manufacturing can increase the efficiency of how products are manufactured today.


Your drone accessory must serve an impactful purpose in a specific industry. Examples include a drone accessory that is key in the delivery of concessions inside stadiums, drop off of medical supplies in dense urban areas, wildlife monitoring in remote locations, traffic spotting on congested roadways, distribution of retail purchases, or guidance of people in emergency evacuation scenarios. Please be aware that entries will be judged on originality, both aesthetic and mechanic. Designs should be mechanically sound. Traditional concepts will not be considered. Description of application is required.

Participants in the third round can use build off of a featured 3D printable drone by Sherif Manganas for this Make the Unmakeable Challenge. FATHOM is excited to highlight this designers great work and we are honored to use this design for our third and final challenge. Please note the file is available for download under Creative Commons—Attribution-NonCommercial License: HORUS

With this Challenge, we turn to the GrabCAD community—what can you FATHOM?

Requirements

  • You must include:
    - A version in one of the following file formats: STEP or IGES.
    o Preferred file naming convention for single material builds should identify project name, technology, material, and color (if applicable).
    - For all assembly submissions and troubleshooting, view the following information: Autodesk, Rhino and SolidWorks
    o Preferred file naming convention for multi-material or multi-technology builds should identify project name, material, and color.
    o Single files should be organized in folders that identify technology.
    - Visual presentation with renderings of design with clear and concise explanations.
    - Description on how your design is the best solution and why it is the winning design for this Challenge (300-500 words preferred but not required).
    - Video submissions are optional.

  • Technical requirements:
    Consider scales and options as the winning design will be 3D printed at one of FATHOM'S production centers — could be built on any of our machines, from the FDM-based Fortus 900mc with a build tray size of 36 x 24 x 36 in to the PolyJet-based Objet500 Connex3 with a build tray size of 19.7 x 15.7 x 7.9 in and the widest range of multi-material options.

  • Designs will be judged with the following in mind:
    - Design Freedom: Exploration into unique geometries that can only be made using 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
    - Structural Optimization: Exploration into how 3D printing and additive manufacturing can improve upon lean and efficient design.
    - Advanced Manufacturing: Exploration into how 3D printing and additive manufacturing can increase the efficiency of how products are manufactured today.

Rules

  • BY REGISTERING FOR THE COMPETITION, YOU ACCEPT THE CONDITIONS STATED IN THE OFFICIAL RULES (http://blog.grabcad.com/make-unmakeable-challenge-official-rules/), agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges and warrant that you are eligible to participate in the competition. If you do not accept all of these official rules, then please do not register for the competition. We recommend that you print a copy of these official rules for your future reference.
     
    Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
     
    THESE OFFICIAL CHALLENGE RULES SUPERSEDE OUR GENERAL GRABCAD CHALLENGE RULES AND TERMS & CONDITIONS.

  • This Challenge starts on July 22nd 2015 and ends on August 31st 2015.
    Entry deadline has been extended to September 8th 2015

  • Winners will be announced on September 30th, 2015.
    Update: Winners to be announced on October 5th

Prizes

Awards for Top 20 places.

1st Place

- $2,500 credit for 3D printing services from FATHOM production centers (includes PolyJet, FDM, and SLS technologies, excludes model finishing);
- Extensive press coverage through industry-leading publications;
- Featured in the FATHOM trade show booth at highly publicized events located all across the United States;
- The winners of each of the three (3) challenge Competitions will be assessed and evaluated by the Judges for the grand and ultimate prize, which will be announced in September 2015 (Updated: October): the ultimate Make the Unmakeable champion will win a (uPrint SE 3D printer by Stratasys) from FATHOM (value $15,900);
- Custom 3D printed trophy designed and 3D printed by FATHOM.

10 Runner Up Prizes

- $100 USD cash;
- 20% discount promo code for SmartQuote, FATHOM’s online tool for 3D printing quotes and orders;
- Custom FATHOM thank you package (t-shirt and other branded items);
- Press coverage through industry-leading publications;

10 Honorable Mention Prizes

- 20% discount promo code for SmartQuote, FATHOM’s online tool for 3D printing quotes and orders.

About FATHOM

FATHOM is driven by advanced technologies that enhance our customers' product development process. We change the way products are being designed and manufactured by helping designers and engineers make the unmakeable, innovatively compressing industry standard lead-times so products go to market faster and more efficiently. Every day industry-leading companies leverage FATHOM'S 3D printing expertise to put satellites into orbit, electric cars on freeways, and a full spectrum of devices into people's hands and homes. The FATHOM team is uniquely blending additive technologies and materials with
legacy manufacturing methods so companies can go from concept to prototype to manufacturing in a way that wasn't previously possible. Our product portfolio includes professional 3D printers and manufacturing systems, prototyping and advanced manufacturing services, with design and engineering resources in support of these. We strive to be our customers' preferred partner by providing best-in-class equipment, services, and support.

www.studiofathom.com

114 comments

  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team about 7 years ago

    Good luck to all who participate! Remember, judges are looking for you to create 3D printable accessories for drones—designs that can only be built using 3D printing. Participants can use build off of a featured 3D printable drone by Sherif Manganas for this Make the Unmakeable Challenge. FATHOM is excited to highlight this designers great work and we are honored to use this design for our third and final challenge. Please note the file is available for download under Creative Commons—Attribution-NonCommercial License: HORUS

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  • Fahad Rafi

    Fahad Rafi about 7 years ago

    It's been a long time since the GE challenge, a challenge on GrabCAD about aviation after a long time, looks very enjoyable!

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  • Fahad Rafi

    Fahad Rafi about 7 years ago

    Weight limitations? With flight weight is an important factor!

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  • Christopher Owens

    Christopher Owens about 7 years ago

    I am getting started!

    Christopher Owens has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 12 comments.
  • Christopher Owens

    Christopher Owens about 7 years ago

    I assume all accessories need to attach to the "purple" top plate and be interchangeable??

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team about 7 years ago

    Hi Fahad—We don't have any weight limitations listed. Good luck!

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team about 7 years ago

    Hi Christopher—PS: It's up to you if you want to use the drone suggested. But it's a great way for us to test your idea. Have fun!

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  • Christopher Owens

    Christopher Owens about 7 years ago

    Hi Elizabeth - Since I have downloaded it and uploaded it into Onshape...I'll use it! Thanks!

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  • John Dee

    John Dee about 7 years ago

    1. Design Freedom: Exploration into geometries that can be made only using 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

    The Myths of 3D Printing, for every new shape that can be made there are many that can't, and unless your using titanium or something else thats nice and strong many of the parts could be bulky or useless for other than testing design ideas..

    2. Structural Optimization: Exploration into how 3D printing and additive manufacturing can improve upon overall weight and efficiency.

    As Above

    3. Advanced Manufacturing: Exploration into how 3D printing and additive manufacturing can increase the efficiency of how products are manufactured today.
    As Above

    I had 1 part made on a 3D printer took 4 hours(not counting the 2 failed items) would have been 12 with a different infill, meanwhile 40 parts from perspex on a Laser cutter took 1 hour, they feel like stronger parts.

    But Sounds like an interesting Contest Looking forward to seeing the results, and maybe giving it a go.

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  • John Dee

    John Dee about 7 years ago

    and I was told numerous times in the last contest my designs where unmakable...so I really should give this a go :)

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  • Deepak Kumar

    Deepak Kumar about 7 years ago

    Do you have any specification on dimensions of the drone?

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  • John Dee

    John Dee about 7 years ago

    3 Entries so far & all drones, I thought the idea was to make accessories!

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team about 7 years ago

    John Dee—You're right. The goal is to make accessories only. All entries that are not accessories will be disqualified.

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team about 7 years ago

    Deepak—Please refer to the drone file available. You can use this as your basis for an accessory: HORUS

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team about 7 years ago

    The FATHOM team is excited to announce we will be randomly selecting entries to be 3D printed for testing throughout the last challenge. How does this work? Each week, FATHOMers will pick an entry at random and 3D print it at one of our production centers. We will post pictures of the successful build and even share a bit of feedback with participants so designs can be further refined before the contest ends. This is our last challenge of the year and we’re getting close to naming our Make the Unmakeable Champion of 2015. Good luck!

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  • Morgan

    Morgan about 7 years ago

    Is there any restriction on commercial entities making submissions to this challenge?

    Is there any analysis that should back up the designs? I'm unfamiliar with the 3D printing processes, is infill or support material a design consideration that should be specified in the design documentation?

    Can electronics be included as part of the accessory. I.e. an additional electronic component that could be added to the drone, but not a requirement for the drone to work. (a blinking light, a camera, speaker etc)

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  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau about 7 years ago

    Hello,

    Horus says his frame is 225g, that is heavy for 3S 6045 props, 4S a little better but that leaves precious little room for an extra add on accessory. The accessory has to literally be only a few hundred grams....also, the run time at these weights will be very low, about 5-6 minutes with 4S, if you're lucky, less with 3S. I know, I've spent a months this spring doing the research and building a 3d printed 300 sized quad..... refer to:

    **TurboLinx TL-300** 3D Printed Quadcopter.

    I'm interested in this challenge, but I think a larger platform like a 450 size quadcopter, or hexacopter, using 9-12" props would be much better suited for this project, greater payload capacity and longer run times also.

    Also, don't call them drones, drones are unmanned military vehicles used to recon, blow stuff up and kill people. If you go to a website like rcgroups.com and call a quad, a drone, you will get your head bitten off :)

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  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau about 7 years ago

    basically what I'm asking is what class of quad or hex will this be intended for....? Is it specifically for the 250-300 sized Horus or can we assume larger platform..?

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  • Fred Co

    Fred Co about 7 years ago

    TechShop San Jose just got a Uprint SE, so GrabCAD users in Silicon Valley can take a closer look at the grand prize and maybe even make some parts for this challenge when it's up and running.

    Fred Co has uploaded 59 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau about 7 years ago

    @ fathom, answers to my questions? Would sort of like to get started on this....

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team about 7 years ago

    Checking everyone's questions and will provide answers shortly.

    By the way... check out these 3D printed trophies—it only seemed appropriate that the FATHOM team match the talented winners with the same effort and imagination they put forward to win the attention of our judges!

    http://studiofathom.com/blog/3dprinting-the-mtuc-2015-trophy/

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team about 7 years ago

    @Fred—Thanks for sharing! The uPrint SE is an awesome 3D printer!

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team about 7 years ago

    @Jonathon—You are welcome to use another "drone" device if you like. The one we provided is only a suggestion. We are looking for entries that truly demonstrate the design freedom of 3D printing. Judges want to see designs that can't be produced using traditional methods, ideas that are only possible because 3D printing makes it possible. Good luck!

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team about 7 years ago

    @Morgan—Hi Morgan—No restrictions on teams submitting entries. We encourage individuals, as well as companies, to participate. Analysis is not needed, but please include a clear description about the intent of the design. You will want to specify which 3D printing technology, too. You are welcome to include electronics in the drone accessory, but not a requirement. I will post again soon with information on support material. Thanks!

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  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau about 7 years ago

    Ok, I appreciate the information. Will do thanks!

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  • aniket

    aniket about 7 years ago

    FATHOM Marketing Team Its an awesome trophy design and a perfect 3D print too!! good work

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  • Lukas Brigys

    Lukas Brigys about 7 years ago

    Amazing trophies FATHOM I want one!

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team about 7 years ago

    @Aniket and @Lukas—Thank you! Good luck, and remember, you can submit multiple entries. The winner of this challenge will have a chance to win a uPrint SE!

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  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau about 7 years ago

    another question, I apologize if this covered somewhere before but are other non 3D printed components allowed in conjunction with the 3D printed part or does the part have to be purely 3D printed?

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  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau about 7 years ago

    read my comments above, if it's 200-300 class, ie uses 6045 props (6" props), depending on the size of battery, 3S, 4S, then basically it can't lift anything, at most a few hundred grams.

    For a larger size quad, 450 class, ie. 9-12" props, then maybe more towards 500grams give or take.

    A large hex drone can lift at most a DSLR camera, however much they weigh. Still not much.

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team about 7 years ago

    @Jonathon—The challenge is focused on 3D printing so the majority should be but it's great to blend technologies. No restrictions on added components. Just be sure you stay focused on taking advantage of efficient geometries that can only be achieved by using additive processes and materials.

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team about 7 years ago

    @Jason—You do not have to use the suggested drone... you are welcome to create an accessory for any drone type (just be sure to explain).

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  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau about 7 years ago

    Ok, great, thanks for the reply. That makes things a little more interesting then. Thanks.

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  • Damian Maris

    Damian Maris about 7 years ago

    sorry, but what do you mean by "designs should be mechanically sound"

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  • Alexandre  Laliberté

    Alexandre Laliberté almost 7 years ago

    what are the approximate printer tolerances ? Could be useful to know to create fonctionnal clearance in are desings

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    @Damian—The design entered must work to the best of your knowledge without any known faults.

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    Hi everyone! We 3D printed the winning design from the last challenge (https://instagram.com/p/6DVyMhvBl8/—that's a moving assembly built as one in a single 3D printer cycle) and we are about to post pictures of the featured drone in this contest. Be sure to enter multiple designs in this contest as we will be posting pictures soon of some of the current entries we 3D printed. That means we will be giving feedback to people on their designs so you have a chance to make the unmakeable and win this round!

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  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau almost 7 years ago

    https://instagram.com/p/6DVyMhvBl8/ ..........very cool. Does it work?

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  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau almost 7 years ago

    @ Elizabeth & Mr. Jentis....

    Really impressed by that print. I just have to say though, I'm not understanding how the turquoise part (fourth) axis would lock though? Just from looking at it, it definitely is a pretty print but I'd like to see if it's actually functional, maybe put some pictures of it in use, can it realize it's intended function of supporting a monitor etc. It's important to not only realize the concept part with 3D printing but also to make it so that it is actually functional. There's a big difference in time and effort between the just having a part that "looks" like your idea and actually making it functional sound as per the original design intent, to make something functional CAN require alot of time and work and many iterations, and sometimes you find out the original idea just doesn't work after all.

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  • Ben Ewing

    Ben Ewing almost 7 years ago

    It has been really exciting taking a look at all of your awesome drone accessories thus far. Just a reminder that any drone accessory submitted has the opportunity to be 3D printed by the Fathom team. There is nothing cooler than seeing your designs come to life!

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    @Jonathon—Thanks! The prototype in PolyJet is functional so now we are going to build it in Nylon SLS so it is strong and durable. Will post soon! We will include a write-up with more information and I'll post a video on Instagram, too.

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  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau almost 7 years ago

    hey Elizabeth, good stuff! it looks great, anxious to see how well it works. Keep us posted. Thanks.

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    We have 3D printed the Horus drone and assembly is in progress: https://instagram.com/p/6WAotavBrk/ Check it out!

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  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau almost 7 years ago

    good stuff! keep us posted.

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  • Fred Co

    Fred Co almost 7 years ago

    If not already in the works, it would be interesting to have Fathom redesign the drone to take advantage of their commercial printers to create a version with fewer overlapping parts and fewer screws to reduce weight. For example, it looks like the entire tail section could be printed as a single, lighter piece with the right printer. Ideally the drone could be one piece, but other considerations (attaching electronics, repairing damage, etc) would need to be considered.

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  • Christopher Owens

    Christopher Owens almost 7 years ago

    Drone looks good! Need to update my designs to use AL rivets!

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  • Nouamane

    Nouamane almost 7 years ago

    The drone looks wonderful !!

    Nouamane has uploaded 94 CAD models & has left 362 comments.
  • jasper pons

    jasper pons almost 7 years ago

    I'm embarrassed to ask, how to I get my design out of Sketchup into one of the proper design formats for the competition?

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    Check it out!

    https://www.facebook.com/studiofathom/photos/a.135976163146717.33223.135973503146983/867509073326752

    The featured drone design in our Make the Unmakeable 3D Printing Challenge is ready to go. Interview with the designer coming soon. Will you be the winner of the third and final round? Deadline is August 31st—submit your drone accessory before the month is over!

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    @Fred—We agree! More customization coming soon. Thanks to @Christopher and @Nouamane, too!

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    Hi @Jasper—I would try Googling but here is a link I found: http://www.cerebralmeltdown.com/cncstuff/stl/index.htm

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  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau almost 7 years ago

    @ Fathhom//Elizabeth looks good. What components are you using on the build?

    The quad I tested with was 250 class
    2206 2000kv motors
    6045 blades
    CC3d FC
    30Amp rotogeeks esc
    4S

    it was mounted with FPV gear, camera and transmitter also, adds a bit of weight.

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  • jasper pons

    jasper pons almost 7 years ago

    Thanks Elizabeth, yes we generate STL files all the time for printing, are STL files valid for the competition? It says STEP in the instructions

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    @Jasper—Have you read this thread on GrabCAD? https://grabcad.com/questions/skp-to-iges-file-conversion

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  • jasper pons

    jasper pons almost 7 years ago

    yes thanks i saw that thread originally, the plugin didnt work for me, i got half way - i uploaded the STL files into my grabcad model https://grabcad.com/library/dronescan-1/files/Dronescan.stl# and the grabcad 3d view makes them look great!! is this alright for the competiton? we dont have any proper cad software that i can re-import the STL's to convert to STEP or IGES.Also how do i get them to show on my "overview" of my model they only show on the "files" page.

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    Hi @Jasper—Perhaps Ben, the GrabCAD Community Manager, can help! I am sure he will comment soon. Thanks!

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    Happy Friday—The team wanted to share an example of the fill styles achieved using FDM. This is a great way to reduce weight while achieving a design that is only possible using additive technologies: https://www.facebook.com/studiofathom/photos/a.135976163146717.33223.135973503146983/867948709949455/

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  • Ben Ewing

    Ben Ewing almost 7 years ago

    Hi all, I just wanted to let everyone know that we have decided to extend the submission deadline 1 week to September 8th in order to give everyone enough time to create and refine their drone accessories!

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  • Ben Ewing

    Ben Ewing almost 7 years ago

    Hi jasper pons, yes the STL is fine in this case. In regards to your renderings, I took and the rendering appears to show on your project's overview. If you still have issues, please email me at ben@grabcad.com. Cheers!

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  • Winston Jennings

    Winston Jennings almost 7 years ago

    I'm finished working on my two entries if anyone is interested, SCORPIO S.R.P and Versatile Mount. Thank you fathom for this awesome challenge and good luck to everyone:)

    Winston Jennings has uploaded 279 CAD models & has left 893 comments.
  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    Wow! Almost at 100 entries! Exciting to see all of the great entries so far. Who is still working on some designs?

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  • Nouamane

    Nouamane almost 7 years ago

    FATHOM // Elizabeth Griffin ; I'm currently working on a new design that i will post it soon as i can. and will try to improve my first entry Octopus V1.

    Nouamane has uploaded 94 CAD models & has left 362 comments.
  • Simone Morra

    Simone Morra almost 7 years ago

    ...after 3 week out for summer holiday...finally I did my entry....ROCKET RESCUE DRONE

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  • Vincent Degryse

    Vincent Degryse almost 7 years ago

    FATHOM//Elizabeth Griffin Good morning, I am working on a cloths of camouflaging for the drone. Very very useful. It will come soon

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  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    Nouamane, Jason, Simone Morra, Vincent—very exciting!!!

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  • Simone Morra

    Simone Morra almost 7 years ago

    Simone Morra has uploaded 23 CAD models & has left 90 comments.
  • Ram Mohan Kartha

    Ram Mohan Kartha almost 7 years ago

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  • Fred Co

    Fred Co almost 7 years ago

    San Jose TechShop was kind enough to print one of my entries on their new uPrint SE (Deployable Hook/Cam Accessory). See photos and video clips.

    Fred Co has uploaded 59 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    BIG THANK YOU to every engineer and designer who participated in our challenge. The FATHOM team would also like to thank GrabCAD for hosting our series of contest. More information coming soon.

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  • Winston Jennings

    Winston Jennings almost 7 years ago

    Hello everyone. I have a question. Is a RC Helicopter considered a drone, or does it have to be a multi-copter? The reason I ask is because sir #David has pointed out to me that some folks might find the design my SCORPIO S.R.P very off-putting.

    I found a video on youtube that will make a great new form for my SCORPIO S.R.P system. Here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77uK19KxMuI. Any feedback would be great!

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  • Christopher Owens

    Christopher Owens almost 7 years ago

    Thank you to FATHOM and GrabCAD!

    Christopher Owens has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 12 comments.
  • Damian Maris

    Damian Maris almost 7 years ago

    Hello! I am new to this challenges, were is the list with the winners?

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  • Simone Morra

    Simone Morra almost 7 years ago

    Hi Damian, Winners will be announced on September 30th, 2015. ( ROCKET RESCUE DRONE )

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  • Ben Ewing

    Ben Ewing almost 7 years ago

    I'm happy to announce the finalists for The Fathom Make the Unmakeable Challenge #3: https://grabcad.com/challenges/make-the-unmakeable-challenge-3/results! We're really excited by the originality that all of these great drone accessories offer. Next the judges will be taking an in-depth look at how each finalist stacked up in terms of design freedom, structural optimization, and advanced manufacturing techniques. Which one is your favorite? Did we leave anything amazing off the list? See something we should know about? Let us know in the comments!

    Ben Ewing has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 305 comments.
  • Ben Ewing

    Ben Ewing almost 7 years ago

    Honorable mentions, an additional runner up, and the 1st place winner will be announced on September 30th so stayed tuned!

    Ben Ewing has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 305 comments.
  • Winston Jennings

    Winston Jennings almost 7 years ago

    Congrats to all finalists!

    Winston Jennings has uploaded 279 CAD models & has left 893 comments.
  • Simone Morra

    Simone Morra almost 7 years ago

    Very congrats to all finalists!

    Simone Morra has uploaded 23 CAD models & has left 90 comments.
  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau almost 7 years ago

    So I made finals, that's awesome! Thank you! I'm going to try not to pull a Trump here and I'll actually try to respect my fellow contestants :P

    I think there are some SEROUSLY awesome contenders among the finalists....I’m glad to be among them.

    But of course, now it comes time to sell myself, I will say this though, In my opinion, the difference from just making a theoretical CAD file and renderings to actually making a living breathing prototype is like the difference between night and day in terms of difficulty and effort. I made working prototypes for four of the five concepts I submitted to this challenge, given the fact that in some cases, more than one iteration had to be made, this was A LOT of extra work. A LOT of hassle also, misprints, re-designs, the perils of R&D :P

    But I know for me personally, and I do know others who feel this way also, anytime I see an entry that has gone through all the phases of design from the idea to concept sketches, to CAD model, to actual prototype (whether printed or just carved out of wood whatever) to further prototype iterations etc. to me, that entry automatically should be taken more seriously compared to other entries that didn’t go through all the phases of design. But again, that’s just my personal opinion, and I am trying to sell myself here, but if you think about it, it’s sort of a common sense idea when you’re competing in anything, the more finished and polished the project, the more serious it should be take.

    So I do think my design project in this case is a more fully finished project in comparison to the other finalists, by all means not a perfect or finished prototype but well on it’s way. I have to say, I would have liked to have seen at least a little more effort on the part of some of the other finalists to offer anything they could muster in terms of prototypes. I really feel that seeing the actually physical feasibility of the idea or concept is really important. Anyone can put up a fantastical rendering or CAD file, but this is real world engineering, will it work in the real world?

    That having been said, there are a lot of really good idea’s up there. Conragrats to all finalists, good luck to everyone! I had a blast spending a month focused on my quad, big thanks to Fathom also for holding this challenge series.

    Cheers
    J-

    Jonathan Brazeau has uploaded 206 CAD models & has left 2154 comments.
  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    Congratulations to everyone! More information to come! Stay tuned.

    FATHOM Marketing Team has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 99 comments.
  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau almost 7 years ago

    10-4 :)

    Jonathan Brazeau has uploaded 206 CAD models & has left 2154 comments.
  • benjamin benji

    benjamin benji almost 7 years ago

    I am so disappointed in missing this Challenge, ive got so many cool ideas and concepts I had to Share Regarding Drone Technology and improvements,BULLOCKS!

    couple of good entries here and good luck to all. :)

    benjamin benji has uploaded 26 CAD models & has left 30 comments.
  • Christopher Owens

    Christopher Owens almost 7 years ago

    Congrats to all! Looking forward to the next challenge!!

    Christopher Owens has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 12 comments.
  • Adriano Ordoz Barissa

    Adriano Ordoz Barissa almost 7 years ago

    good luck to all the finalists!
    Particularly the entry that I enjoy most is the "The whale sponge (QUASS)" Jonathan, for their creativity and innovation in uses for drone.

    Adriano Ordoz Barissa has uploaded 77 CAD models & has left 393 comments.
  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau almost 7 years ago

    WOW! thanks Adriano. That means a lot! Thank you!

    I was going to list my favorites but I like them all, I think some would be more feasible than others :P

    Jonathan Brazeau has uploaded 206 CAD models & has left 2154 comments.
  • Lauri Link

    Lauri Link almost 7 years ago

    Congratulations to everyone! Thank you FATHOM for cool challenges. I like freedom of 3D printing world. Jonathan are right, real world engineering needs lot of effort but somewhere is starting point and without imaginations is hard to start :)

    Lauri Link has uploaded 46 CAD models & has left 96 comments.
  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau almost 7 years ago

    well, not going to get bogged down in picking apart concepts or designs or anything like that, I think I was pretty clear about what I meant. They're mostly all great concepts, all 150+, some of us have just taken a few extra steps in terms of proofing and feasibility.

    By the way, I would have a hard time judging these competitions, too many awesome entries, too difficult to choose one over the other.

    So help the judges out guys, which finalist do you like the best and why? let's blow this thread up with comments; let us know what you think!

    Jonathan Brazeau has uploaded 206 CAD models & has left 2154 comments.
  • Fred Co

    Fred Co almost 7 years ago

    Not everyone has access to 3D printers and/or the time to print, so it is not a criteria for comparing entries. However, Fathom indicated that they would be 3D printing several entries throughout the contest, so it will be interesting to see the finalists' entries attached to the Horus drone and "reduced to practice."

    Fred Co has uploaded 59 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • Andrew J Young

    Andrew J Young almost 7 years ago

    Great job everyone! Some very interesting and good ideas. Excluding my design the SurveyPro, I think the best design is the Dronehook by Lauri because it is purely mechanical and can be manufactured in a single print. Very cool and creative design! The only shortcoming I can think of is its limited use to lift packages.

    Andrew J Young has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Andrew J Young

    Andrew J Young almost 7 years ago

    The SG Horus Accessory is also a very cool accessory, I wish Stefan would give it an additional description. I'm not sure I grasp his full intent, but cool none the less.

    Andrew J Young has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Adriano Ordoz Barissa

    Adriano Ordoz Barissa almost 7 years ago

    I found this very interesting and exciting challenge!
    3D printing provides a range of complex parts in manufacturing possibilities which would not be possible to by another process. But I know that depending on the printer model, we will have some limitations due to the printing process, and realize qua many of the entries would not have a satisfactory result depending on the printer.

    Adriano Ordoz Barissa has uploaded 77 CAD models & has left 393 comments.
  • Stefan Gales

    Stefan Gales almost 7 years ago

    Thank you Andrew ! I wrote a brief description .

    Stefan Gales has uploaded 74 CAD models & has left 163 comments.
  • Ben Ewing

    Ben Ewing almost 7 years ago

    Hey all,

    I wanted to let you all know that we will be announcing winners on Monday, October 5th rather than September 30th. Sorry for the delay! In addition to the 1st Place winner and honorable mentions, we will also be announcing the Ultimate Make the Unmakeable Champion. The Ultimate Champion will receive a uPrint SE 3D Printer so get excited!

    Ben Ewing has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 305 comments.
  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    FATHOM thanks everyone for your patience! So many great designs for the judges to consider! Coming very soon!

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  • Ben Ewing

    Ben Ewing almost 7 years ago

    The winners have been announced: https://grabcad.com/challenges/make-the-unmakeable-challenge-3/results. Congratulations to the winners! There were so many unique designs for this amazing challenge. To pick the winners, the judges took an in-depth look at how each finalist stacked up in terms of of design freedom, structural optimization, and advanced manufacturing techniques. Thanks to everyone who participated!

    Ben Ewing has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 305 comments.
  • Ben Ewing

    Ben Ewing almost 7 years ago

    We will be posting an update on the Ultimate Make the Unmakeable Champion and winner of of UPrint 3D printer soon!

    Ben Ewing has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 305 comments.
  • Stefan Gales

    Stefan Gales almost 7 years ago

    Thank you FATHOM and GrabCAD ! Congratulations to all competitors ! Good luck to the three winners !

    Stefan Gales has uploaded 74 CAD models & has left 163 comments.
  • Jonathan Brazeau

    Jonathan Brazeau almost 7 years ago

    congrats Casey and everyone else. I had fun.

    Jonathan Brazeau has uploaded 206 CAD models & has left 2154 comments.
  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    After receiving hundreds of innovative submissions for the 2015 Make The Unmakeable 3D Printing Challenge, FATHOM and its panel of judges are conducting an additional round of deliberations over the three finalists to decide the Grand Prize Winner (the recipient of the FDM-based uPrint system). FATHOM would like to extend an enthusiastic thank you to all the participating designers and engineers for their inventive designs and commitment to making the unmakeable! We would also like to thank the GrabCAD team for their guidance and support. A great big announcement coming shortly.

    FATHOM Marketing Team has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 99 comments.
  • Philip LaRoach

    Philip LaRoach almost 7 years ago

    I guess my TP drone was a little out there, congrats to all the winners.

    Philip LaRoach has uploaded 39 CAD models & has left 127 comments.
  • Vincent Degryse

    Vincent Degryse almost 7 years ago

    Thank you for this challenge! I appreciate I am just at the 20th place, I win a prize, yeah!

    Vincent Degryse has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 54 comments.
  • Adriano Ordoz Barissa

    Adriano Ordoz Barissa almost 7 years ago

    I was very pleased with my placement.
    Congratulations to all of you.

    Adriano Ordoz Barissa has uploaded 77 CAD models & has left 393 comments.
  • Fred Co

    Fred Co almost 7 years ago

    Congratulations to all. Looking forward to seeing 3D-printed examples from all 3 contests at a future tradeshow.

    Fred Co has uploaded 59 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • Lauri Link

    Lauri Link almost 7 years ago

    Congratulations to all who was makeing something unmakeable!

    Lauri Link has uploaded 46 CAD models & has left 96 comments.
  • Ridwan Sept

    Ridwan Sept almost 7 years ago

    congratulations for all winners..

    Ridwan Sept has uploaded 220 CAD models & has left 1682 comments.
  • Vincent Degryse

    Vincent Degryse almost 7 years ago

    I have a question, when the prize is distributed?

    Vincent Degryse has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 54 comments.
  • Lauri Link

    Lauri Link almost 7 years ago

    Also who is overall winner? 123challenge

    Lauri Link has uploaded 46 CAD models & has left 96 comments.
  • #David

    #David almost 7 years ago

    I didn't enter anything into any of the fathom challenges and that was purely on principle. And it seems to have been the right decision.

    #David has uploaded 32 CAD models & has left 335 comments.
  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team almost 7 years ago

    Hello everyone! The FATHOM team wanted to share with you our interview with the winner of the third challenge: http://studiofathom.com/blog/make-the-unmakeable-3-winner-qa/ While judges wrap up making their selection this week, we'd love to hear from you on who you think should win the uPrint SE! Which of the three finalists do you think should win and why? Here is the interview with the winner from NO. 1: http://studiofathom.com/blog/make-the-unmakeable-1-winner-qa/ Here is the interview with the winner from NO. 2: http://studiofathom.com/blog/make-the-unmakeable-2-winner-qa/

    FATHOM Marketing Team has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 99 comments.
  • FATHOM Marketing Team

    FATHOM Marketing Team over 6 years ago

    Big news coming soon! Really excited about this announcement. Check out the grand prize: http://studiofathom.com/blog/grand-prize-uprint-3dprinter-make-the-unmakeable-contest/

    FATHOM Marketing Team has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 99 comments.
  • Christiaan Sidell

    Christiaan Sidell over 6 years ago

    Can't wait to see who wins!

    Christiaan Sidell has uploaded 19 CAD models & has left 97 comments.
  • Ben Ewing

    Ben Ewing over 6 years ago

    In conjunction with FATHOM, we are super excited to announce that the Ultimate "Make the Unmakeable" Winner is Casey Rogers, the winner of the 3rd challenge. All three winners had submitted unique designs to the 3D printing challenge so it was very hard for the judges to pick just one champion. To select the ultimate winner, the judges took an in-depth look at how each finalist stacked up in terms of design freedom, structural optimization, and advanced manufacturing techniques. Congratulations to all of the winners—Devin Sidell ranked first place in round one, Winston Jennings ranked first place in round two, and Casey Rogers ranked first place in round three. Thanks to everyone who contributed to these innovative challenges!

    Ben Ewing has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 305 comments.
  • Ben Ewing

    Ben Ewing over 6 years ago

    Casey's winning design can be seen here: Quadcopter Universal Gripper Accessory

    Ben Ewing has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 305 comments.
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