We do things a little differently here at GrabCAD. For us, the year isn't complete until we've given our members a good ol' fashioned challenge and recognized all of the awe inspiring, jaw dropping work they've shared. The Golden Gear Awards are the perfect celebration. Check out this year's trophy and award winners.
This is how it works. Every December, we ask GrabCADrs to design a 3D printable trophy for their fellow members. We ask them, "If you were to win a Golden Gear, then what would you want to show off to your friends and coworkers?" They created over 80 entries and made it so hard to choose. We narrowed down the choices by ranking them based on 3D printability, cost, creativity, GrabCAD branding and style. This is what our 2013 Golden Gear Award Winners will receive...
Golden Gear 2013 Trophy Winner
Darren’s GrabCAD Greatness trophy, pictured above, is the perfect combination of 3D printability, cost, creativity and GrabCAD spirit. Everyone on the GrabCAD team loves it. The Community loves it since it is such an inventive, playful, and wonderfully constructed design. This full-color, sandstone print will put a smile on the face of every Golden Gear winner and let them know that the Community offers them their full support in all they CAD!
Golden Gear 2013 Trophy Honorable Mentions
Golden Gear 2013 Award Winners
Top Open Engineering Project
Top “Pay It Forward” Tutorial (Rendering or Animation)
Top “Pay It Forward” Tutorial (Modeling)
Top Manufacturing or Construction Model
mini-cnc-milling-machine-rd-1-0-1 by http://grabcad.com/slartibartfast-1
Top Transportation Model
Top Home or Interior Model
Top Craft, Toy, or Novelty Model
seattle-space-needle-sheetmetal-puzzle-3d-puzzle-metalcraftdesign-1 by http://grabcad.com/dick.lowe
Most Likeable Model
Most Buzzworthy Model
Most Downloaded Model
For all honorable mentions and other really awesome contributions from the last year, check out the 2013 Golden Gear Awards Challenge page. Let us know what other models you loved from 2013 and which categories you'd like to see next year in the comments.