The white stuff is coming down hard, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. And when one's mind is on nothing but CAD all day, you have to ask yourself - how would make the best of a bad situation? Probably create some insane machine that can get me from point A to point B, as fast as possible, over snow. But before designing, you gotta look at GrabCAD for some inspiration. Here are a few of the best!
This was uploaded last year, but great designs never die. A big thanks to Jan-Willem Zuyderduyn for uploading his Santa Sleigh v2.0 to remind us that even though Santa Claus has been around for centuries, it's never too late to upgrade!
And of course, sometimes you careening across the frozen landscape, trying to get those presents to all those good boys and girls, and somebody gets hurt. GrabCAD Engineer Burak Emirza uploaded a Snow Ambulance to demonstrate how one could get someone to real help and safety quickly.
But what will you pull it with? Assuming that this is possible, and a GrabCADr uploaded the proper hitch, I would use Josef Snabb's Snowrider Concept Bike, This throughly impressive remix of the motorcycle and the snowmobile is exactly what any high-risk emergency calls for.
And then, once in a while, a road becomes impassable.... and you need a shovel. Not just any shovel, the perfect combination: This Plower by GrabCADr mirsaid and this Tracker by Noah Baker. Impassable Road? Impossible.
Very occasionally, everything breaks down and you need to get to where you need to be. Snowshoes have been around for as long as snow and people have been around. James Page kicked it up a notch and designed these wicked looking Snowxu Foldable Snowshoes and did a Kickstarter Campaign last year, raising nearly $8,500! Congratulations!