Have you ever caught yourself carrying armloads of groceries from the car to the kitchen, frustrated by opening and closing the door or creating a makeshift doorstop? This annoyance inspired a creative solution: a hidden doorstop at the bottom of the door that acts as a dead bolt, ensuring ease of use and control without an unappealing appearance. While using a piston and cam system, Wilm created a track for a rod to slide up and down when turning the knob, a design meant for a functional purpose.
Building or Bridge Redesign Winner:
Eco-Friendly Bird’s Nest Stadium Jeeven Farias, Morris Hills High School, Rockaway, New Jersey
Puzzle or Game Winner:
Puzzle Sphere: Kyle WilkinsonTerre Haute South High School, Terre Haute, Indiana
The top three finalists in each category were selected by a panel of independent judges from industry and the engineering media. This year’s judges are Al Dean, Editor at Develop3D magazine, David Mantey, Editor at Product Design & Development magazine, Ian Kovacevich, VP of Engineering at Enventys, LLC and Patrick Gannon, Engineering Manager at rp+m (a Thogus partner company).
For full descriptions and supporting artwork of designs, visit Extreme-redesign/2011-Winners.