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The Onshape Design Competition is now OPEN! (FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26)
Submissions due by March 6th, 2021 11:59pm EST
You make a quick trip to the office to grab some materials you need to continue working from home. While you're there, you notice a box next to the bins labeled "free." Intrigued, you take a look and see a jumbled mess of robotic arm components. You think about all the ways that having a robotic arm on your desk could help you while you work from home. It could be as simple as an arm with a gripper that holds your coffee cup, or something way more interesting... Since you find yourself with lots of free time these days, you decide to take it home and see what you can come up with. This will be a great addition to your work from home setup and can really help you automate some of your menial daily tasks.
Your challenge now is to design and implement a system using the robot arm that solves some problem in your work-from-home setup. Determine what problem the robot arm can solve from your desk that makes working from home a little easier or more interesting. Luckily, you already have models of the robot arm and your desk! However, they will require some assembly. In addition, you will have to design a new end effector for the robot and model any item(s) on your desk that the robot will interact with in order to solve the problem you identify.
Ready to join the competition? It's not too late to register - check out the ODC overview to learn more and get started!