Every year, the Extreme Redesign Challenge calls upon tomorrow’s engineers, artists and entrepreneurs to design a better future. It is a test to see who can come up with the most creative, mechanically sound, and realistically achievable design using 3D printing. Seven winners were selected and received scholarships for their efforts as well as features on our website and blog.
Danville Virginia isn’t known as a global hub for 3D printing, but that hasn’t stopped Jacob Haynes from pursuing his passion for engineering and printing functional forms that impact those around him. Jacob is the winner in the NCATC category of the Extreme Redesign Challenge, attending school at Danville Community College. His entry features a design and fabrication of a universal tablet holder for The Phantom Drone 3. The Phantom Drone 3 is a beginner’s drone that is easy to fly but doesn’t have a suitable solution for carrying a device larger than a smartphone for in flight viewing. That’s when Jacob’s teacher asked him to design something using his 3D printing skills that would fix that specific problem.
While this is Jacob’s first entry in the Extreme Redesign Challenge, you certainly can’t call it beginners luck. Ever since his high school engineering teacher introduced him to 3D printing, he’s immersed himself in the process almost daily. He feels that this commitment to the practice of 3D printing has changed the way he thinks about, and approaches solution delivery for his projects. The drone tablet, for example, utilizes 3D printing filament, but also accounts for a variety of parts that you probably have lying around your house, like standard nuts and bolts and rubber bands. It’s simple solutions like this that take the ordinary to extraordinary and put Jacob’s passion for 3D printing in the spotlight.
To learn more about Jacob’s project, click here.
To learn more about the Extreme Redesign Challenge, click here.