The race was captured by 6 cameras strategically mounted around the track. We even had one camera at the top of the track and one in the crash zone getting slow motion coverage of the action.
Models Plus built a 6′ track that was modeled after a Ski Jump. The purpose of the contest was to give Industrial Designers the chance to really flex their design muscles with 3D printing technology. In addition since this years design conference theme was “Breaking the Rules” we opened up the entries to designers from all over the world. This meant you didn’t need to be in the IDSA and you didn’t need to be attending the conference. We thought this was an interesting twist because the combination of low cost digital manufacturing tools and crowd funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo it is really changing who can be a designer and manufacture a product.
In order to challenge the designers Inventables offered up three 3D printers as prizes to the best car in each of the following 3 categories:
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.