And the Winner for SolidWorks World 2012 Hobbyist Contest is..

SolidWorks team recently announced “SolidWorks World 2012 Hobbyist Contest” which ended at 11:59 EDT on January 12, 2012.

The theme of this contest was to share about something you have designed for your own personal use or pleasure, and include a link to a picture or video of the thing you designed. Tell what you designed, and why you did it. And if you can, tell about any problems or special design considerations you encountered along the way.

The prize was a free full conference pass to SolidWorks World 2012 to be held next month in San Diego, California (February 12 – 15).

And the winner is Kevin Lin.  His full-size 2-player game controller for the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) program suite made him the winner among all other who participated.

The vast majority of the controller body was designed in SolidWorks 2010 Student Edition, and its parts were cut using an OMAX 2626 abrasive water jet as well as a Precix 2.5-axis milling table. Finishing, part installation, and wiring were done by hand.  Check out Kevin’s website for detailed information on it. 

Please note:  All individuals will be required to show proof of identification prior to collecting their badge and registration materials. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend SolidWorks World 2012. Also residents of some countries may require a visa to enter the United States.

Don’t forget, you can still save $100 if you register before January 20th. And if you pay for two registrations, a third participant can hang in for free. And, as always, CSWPs save $100. You can see all of registration deals at the SolidWorks World website.

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