View Full Version : SolidWorks Contest

05-29-2006, 12:52 PM
Anybody up for some kind of SolidWorks contest? I was thinking like a gadget contest or something along the lines of completing a simple everyday task. Kind of like cutting a pizza or something. Let me know your thoughts on this. Maybe we could put something together.

05-29-2006, 02:53 PM
Hmmm... sounds interesting I'd be up for it. :)

05-29-2006, 03:34 PM
I'll be up for it! The possibiltys are endles! It could be a piece of furniture or a toy perhaps even kitchen utensels like knives or something! Just say when and where and im in for sure!

05-29-2006, 06:31 PM
Glad some people are interested - let's get this thing rolling. We need to figure out what we are going to do, and then set up some guidelines. First off, do we want a gadget or a simple way of completing a task. I guess if we chose completing a task, it would involve designing a new type of tool or gadget. That would be cool. I am open to either. Here are some ideas:

Can Opener
Food Processor

Cutting a pizza
Opening a bottle/jar
Frosting a cake
Washing Dishes (Forget about dishwashers)
Threading a needle
Feeding a pet
Cleaning the toilet

05-30-2006, 08:22 AM
I was asked about the internals / mechanics of the gadget or machine we choose. I don't think that we will need to model these components. I may, just for the challenge, but I don't feel it should be required. I think if there are any clear or transparent parts, the items behind it should be modeled, but overall - no. Any more input is appreciated.

05-30-2006, 11:19 PM
I know a great start to this contest! How bout a redesign of a toilet? Now hear me out...

It could be designed better to flush without clogs and better "flow" for when peeing for example.

06-28-2006, 02:29 PM

i'd participate but let me ask you this. does it have to be solidworks or can you "pick your poison" and use what ever program you want?


06-28-2006, 03:53 PM
If this ever gets going, it will be SolidWorks only. That way, we will have a completely level field to base judgement on.

Is anyone still interested in this???

06-29-2006, 12:09 PM
well, i'm a Max, Maya, XSI guy so i guess i can't participate:(


06-29-2006, 06:25 PM
Im in, Solidworks is an easy program

06-30-2006, 03:29 PM
i think it should be just a 3D contest, not specific to one program, so everyone can enter. some may use MAX, some may use Blender, or Rhino, etc.......just a thought:)

btw, Carty......that chop you did of the ztune skyline is hot!


06-30-2006, 04:06 PM
haha thanks

07-07-2006, 10:21 AM
I'm still up for it!

When should the entries be in by?
Not to shortly i hope!

07-13-2006, 01:35 PM
Someone know where can get Solidwork, or some trial?

07-13-2006, 02:26 PM
anyone got the solid works installer pack plz...

07-30-2006, 12:24 PM
I guess its time to kick off the competition!

If my understanding is right we had to design a product that should perform a task so heres mine! I dont really know how this could do as a real product for its a bit far fetched but i think the idea could be handy to people with disabillities. It is a battery or power operated toothpaste dispenser. Its started by pressing your toothbrush against a button at the back starting the motor wich moves the rollers downward. i dont really know how the speed will be controlled maybe with a ajustable resistor or something or with varrieng thread on the screw mechanism moving the arms downward. A sensor will probably detect when the toothbrush is out from under the toothpaste tube and thus switching the motor of.

Thus as i said this idea is a bit far fetched but could come in handy!

C&C welcome.

PS. i made a typing error on the reset button.