Announcing the SolidWorks World 2010 Hollywood Nostalgia Contest

So you didn’t want to be the Official Internet
Correspondent, and maybe you didn’t have a great first-time story. That’s OK,
because we’re going to give you one more chance to get in to SolidWorks World
for free.

SolidWorks World 2010 is taking place in Anaheim,
California. Since Anaheim is part of the greater Los Angeles metro area, we
thought we’d tie our final contest to the local geography. And since
Hollywood is just a quick 30-mile drive from Anaheim, we came up with the
SolidWorks World 2010 Hollywood Nostalgia Contest.

You know all of those great Hollywood movies you loved when
you were a kid? You know, the ones filled with fast cars and spaceships and
robots and computerized motorcycles and tape recorder cameras and moisture vaporators (no,
you can’t go to Toshi Station to pick up some power converters)? Well, we want
to know which of those things you think would be the most fun to model up in

So here’s what you need to do. Just pick the one thing you’d most
like to see designed in SolidWorks. Once you’re done, post a comment to this
entry and tell us what you picked, and why. Bonus points to anyone who actually
models (or even sketches) up something and posts an image to the SolidWorks
World 2010 Flickr group
. The contest closes on December 17, and we’ll announce
a winner on December 18.

Once again, as much as it pains me to say this, you must be
21 or older to enter, and citizens of Brazil, Quebec and China are not
eligible. You also have to get yourself to Anaheim and find somewhere to sleep
at night
. You can read the complete rules and regs here:

Download Terms and conditions for the SolidWorks World 2010 Hollywood Nostalgia Contest

Matthew West

Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.
  • Adam

    Doc. Brown’s DeLorean time machine!

  • Steve Calvert

    The S-L-O-W, Super Luxurious Omnidirectional Whatchamajigger from the Cat in the Hat movie.

  • First of all I want to thank Solidworks for these contests you have put out for everyone to compete in.

    My Hollywood movie pick is the Star Wars series. Don’t get me wrong Aliens is awesome movie, but the Star wars movie is for all Engineers and Nerds alike and has been around for years. I like R2D2 and that is the model I would love to see in Solidworks. That little robot is the most versatile character and in my opinion won the war against Darth Vader & the Emperor. He is the unsung hero in each episode.

    I have posted many Renderings of him made in SW along with the Imperial shuttle also modeled in Solidworks 2010.

    Good luck to everyone that enters.

  • When I see SolidWorks large assemblies, I am amazed how some people can mate lots of parts and make them move.
    After watching the recent movie “Terminator Salvation”, I thought it would be cool to create the ‘Hydrobot’. It is perfect for this application; lots of linkages and smooth movements, a challenge for some of us.
    I’m starting today to attempt a SolidWorks model of it, but this complicated project will take some time. I plan on making a ‘watered-down’ version, since I don’t have all of the part details.

    Just about any sci-fi apparatus will make a fun project to create using SolidWorks, but making it move with correct mates is more challenging. I pick the Hydrobot for this reason.

  • Adrian

    I will second Adam on the Back to the Future Nostalgia, but for it would have to be the HoverBoard Marty Mcfly steals from the little girl. I remember when I was a kid and first saw the movie I want it so bad. I thought it would be ideal because trying to use a regular skateboard on the rough streets of Tijuana Mexico was almost impossible.
    Now as an adult, I remember the first time I snowboarded I had a HoverBoard flashback, so awesome!

  • harish

    it really exciting that solidworks has opened up good contests like these. i hav been a fan of batman and his gadgets alway wondered to give him fly mobile rendered in solidworks. find out the mobile bleasting out of a building……… you may like it.

  • Doug Seibel

    My pick is from one of my favorite comic books of my childhood, which Hollywood has used extensively over the years in animated TV series’, animated movies, and most recently on the big screen…the Iron Man Armor Suit, in red and gold of course!

  • I have obviously missed the deadline, but my choice would have been Space Station V from 2001: A Space Odyssey. With two rotating wheels in constant motion, it would offer a chance to test out SolidWorks simulation features. Here’s my blog post about my own attempt to recreate the spacecraft in SW 2010: