Thursday, July 23, 2009

Engineering Competition: Voting Time

The submission period for the Roof Mounted Light Bar Engineering Competition has come to an end, and has been a great success!

There are 12 entries, each of which is impressive in it's own right. Each entrant took a very different approach with their design. These diverse submissions are the essence and beauty of the open source aspects of this competition. All we gave to the public was the ignition kit (click here to download it) which includes .igs files of the roof section of the Rally Fighter and the 8'' lights we are using, and the following guidelines.

  • Must mount to the Rally Fighter Frame, (as defined in the Rally Fighter Frame igs file in the Ignition Kit)
  • Must be foldable, reducible, removable or covered to protect the lights on the roof while not in use.
  • Must use the specified 8" lights

Now that the submission period is closed it's time to vote on the best design. But, when I say design I don't mean just aesthetics, I mean consider primarily function, buildability (IE. cost and time to build, strength, weight, simplicity, ease of operation and folding/removal), followed by form and aesthetics. Below you can see a few of the submissions. Click here to come comment and vote on them all. Click here to come comment and vote on them all.
Tell us what you think!

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