Design Competition Entries

Design Competition Entries2018-10-29T14:19:10+00:00

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Vote for your favourite entries below (one vote per entry). All entries will be judged according to the criteria on the information page, but the popular vote can influence the final decision.

Well done to the Top 5 winners who will receive their prizes at this years RAPDASA Conference. They are, in no particular order:

Ashley Dillon Toth
Jacobus Prinsloo
Mark Fruhafu
Maurice Conradie
Tjaart Labuscagne

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Title: 3D Printable Modular Orbeez Blow Gun
Author: AD Toth
Votes: 22

Views: 127
Description: It is always fun to create and 3d print toys that are easy to assemble, safe and use common items found at home. The added advantage of creating modular toys is that, given the print time, it is always a pleasant experience for kids, adults (and me) to adaptively create different variations of a toy that uses the base design. With this in mind, the design of a modular Orbeez blowgun was created. The design incorporates snap-fit parts to change the type and length of guns for kids or adults to play with. The Orbeez blowgun design set has two core variations, front reload and a dedicated reloading magazine at the base. The design also boasts a number of diameter varying blowholes to increase the flow rate and hence increase the speed at which the Orbeez exiting the blowgun. A tried and tested toy that kids can't seem to put down. With the number of different variations that can be built, the noise it makes when the Orbee exits the blowgun and the types of games that can be played using these simple toys is extremely fun. Care should be taken and these should not be used to shoot people with.