We’re reaching the moon’s orbit! The submission date for the SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams is Friday, December 7. Intern Eamon made a helpful video listing the files to be included in submissions and how to submit. Teams have until December 7, 2018 to design and submit their moon landers.
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The SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams is in full swing! To help FIRST Robotics Competition teams make their moon landers all they can be, SOLIDWORKS xDesign intern Nikhil Potabatti created a moon lander in xDesign and created this video detailing how to add colors and images to models. It’s full of great tips and tricks, and any SOLIDWORKS xDesign user will learn something useful! The submission deadline for the SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams is December 7.
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SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams Theme Reveal It’s time to announce the theme of the SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams! Participating FIRST teams will be designing a Moon Lander!
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SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams As FRC teams are gearing up for Destination: Deep Space, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS has an interstellar competition to help get them inspired! We are excited to announce the SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams! FIRST Robotics teams within the United States have the chance to work on their creative design and collaboration skills and win a Mega Sponsorship Award of $10,000 from SOLIDWORKS. In addition
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SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller, AlfaSolid in Greece attended the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge Contest on May 4-5-6, 2018 at The Mall of Athens. This is one of the largest STEM school competitions in the world. At F1 in Schools competition, students learn to design and manufacture a Formula 1 racing miniature, using computer CAD design tools, CAM tools, and computer aerodynamics control programs. Avgustinos Petavrakis, Loukas Stathatos, Panagiotis Bertsos, Stavros Spyropoulos, students of
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2018 SOLIDWORKS Interns Design Challenge 2018 SOLIDWORKS Interns Design Challenge Interns at the SOLIDWORKS office in Woodland Hills, CA, were tasked with a carnival themed design challenge that really got the ball rolling. The classic carnival game, Roller Bowler, was the inspiration for the challenge: create a device that consistently won the game, landing a ball between the two humps at the end of the Roller Bowler without letting the ball roll back. Two intern teams assembled. Roy, a
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FIRST Global Mexico Last month in Mexico City, SOLIDWORKS supported the FIRST Global Competition showcasing students’ innovation and inspiration in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Founded by Dean Kamen, the mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life
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The Smart Power Team with MuSHELLka The Smart Power Team with MuSHELLka Smart Power Team is a group of student – enthusiasts of Student Scientific Association of Machinery Design (SKN MKM), studying at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology in Poland. With the help of SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller SOLIDEXPERT, among others, they designed and built a battery powered car, the MuSHELLka. The MuSHELLka won first place in the Prototype Battery Electric class
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FIRST Championships FIRST Championships – Detroit April 2018, 405 teams descended on Detroit, MI, and 405 on Houston, TX. Inside two of the largest convention centers in the country, high school students from around the world competed in one of the most exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) events high school students can participate in: the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Out of the 3,660 teams from 27 countries who competed in this year’s FRC, 810 teams,were invited to
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6 months ago
Watching the WPI FSAE team during Tilt Test at FORMULA Michigan makes you hold your breath and celebrate the accomplishments of so many young engineers. The SOLIDWORKS team visits with 1000’s of students this time of year at SAE Collegiate Events, Maker Faire’s, Robotics competitions, graduations and more. It is great to see so many wonderful designs and the products students create for senior capstone projects, the middle school science fairs, and Solar Car teams like CalSol from UC Berkeley.
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6 months ago
World champion magician, Jason Latimer and engineering.com have combined forces with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) energy to develop the “Impossible Science Student Challenge.” Jason’s passion for magic and science engages students to use their own creativity to develop the impossible. Engineering.com designed and implemented a virtual Project Board to create and share ideas with teachers, students, and scientists around the globe. Anyone in the world can participate in the
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Two bots lift up the POWER UP scale to fight the boss at the FIRST New England District Championship Two bots climb the POWER UP scale to fight the boss at the FIRST New England District Championship “Everyone here in Boston, are you ready?” cried the MC. The crowd clad in rainbow colored t-shirts, repping for their favorite teams in the tournament, responded with a deafening roar. “Three
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FRC Team 3506, Team YETI FRC Team 3506, Team YETI True story: here at SOLIDWORKS, we’re crazy about FIRST Robotics. What kind of engineering nerds wouldn’t be? Created by Dean Kamen, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics aims to inspire students to become leaders in science and engineering, to teach them important, life affirming skills, such as team work and team building, and become masters of gracious professionalism. It’s a fantastic program, one we at
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8 months ago
The Great Hatch expands the limits of technological innovation in healthcare by hardworking, compassionate, and inventive hatchers in a high-energy, 3-day, pitch style competition. With 92 participants, 27 mentors, 4 speakers, and 8 judges. participants brought expertise from diverse backgrounds, including engineering, data science, design, pharmacy, nursing, and medicine. I caught up with University of British Columbia, UBC MD Candidate, Nancy Duan, sponsorship lead for the Hatching Heath event
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FIRST Robotics Istanbul For the first time in Turkey, the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Istanbul Regional brought together 39 high school teams from 18 different cities. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. More than robots, FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM,
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9 months ago
SOLIDWORKS World would not be complete without talking about our support for FIRST Robotics, FIRST Inspires. More than robots, FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. SOLIDWORKS is the Modeling Solutions Partner for FIRST, providing the engineering documentation tools, SOLIDWORKS Premium and SOLIDWORKS
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SOLIDWORKS World 2018 February 4-8, Los Angeles, CA brings educators and researchers to share student success stories at all levels of instructions. We are fortunate this year to have Paul Clinton and Ben Nubel from Engineering Technology teachers from Cherokee Trail High School. Their breakout session, “Design and Fabrication Projects using SOLIDWORKS” will show student examples from engineering to art as they prepare graduates for higher education and job-ready skills for our SOLIDWORKS
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Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, AlphaLab Gear is a nationally ranked hardware accelerator with a mission of helping early-stage physical product companies grow and scale in order to move through the first stages of the company faster. AlphaLab Gear invests up to $125,000 in each startup then provides guidance in two different modules: the first focused on customer discovery, and the second is focused on manufacturing at scale. With an excellent staff, on-site technical experts, mentors,
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The Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Lab Boston, located in the North American Headquarters at Waltham, MA, has two components – a Startup Accelerator and a Fab Lab. The Accelerator works with early to mid-stage startups that focus on new technologies and products that can shift the scales of Innovation across domains of City, Life, Lifestyle, Internet of Things and Ideation. These startups have access to a state-of-the-art Fab Lab with mentorship and support from Dassault Systemes (DS) community.
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1 year ago
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning with a mission is the nationwide challenge for our youngest designers and makers in this years’ Day of Design . Elementary school children can participate in the “Creating Hybrid Foods” challenge using SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids for free! In this mission, students will: – explore how existing foods could be combined to create new hybrid foods with exciting new flavors and characteristics, – utilize an online, easy-to-use tool to create and
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1 year ago
Young designers use SOLIDWORKS to innovate and invent. The Technical Innovation and Invention Olympics is a countrywide contest for high school students in Poland. Thanks to the competition, future engineers can present their knowledge, skills, and also win an entry into a chosen University. Maciej Krzywicki, a student from Electrical, Electronics, and Mechanical High School in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, is one of the Olympics laureate’s with his project, “Mobile Furnace for Steel Heat Treatment”,
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Today we are featuring the Tufts Racing Team, a team of highly motivated engineering students from Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts) who are perennial competitors in the Formula-Hybrid electric car competition. Since the year 2009 the Tufts Racing Team, composed of 25 to 40 students, has participated in the Formula Hybrid Competition in May in New Hampshire. They compete in the All Electric division that requires the design of the entire car, electric drive system, controls, safety
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1 year ago
Today student competitions can range from underwater to first reaches of space and everywhere in between. Students in these events get a chance to work with a fantastic range of technologies. A team can be made up students involved with disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, electronic, simulation, software development. Tasks involve activities including logging telemetry data after a test run flight, etc. and performing an FEA run on a structural frame design for a robot or Formula SAE car
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1 year ago
SOLIDWORKS has been a consistent supporter of FIRST competitions, where students from all across the globe showcase their talents in robotics. However, that is not the extent of our association. We take immense pride our very own FIRST Family at SOLIDWORKS, where we recently spoke with Nirali Jain who told us more about their involvement in this joyride. Nirali is the Safety Captain for her team STORMGEARS , that recently enjoyed her stint at the FIRST Robotics World Competition.
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