SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams WINNER!

The time has come to announce the winner of the first SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams! Teams had four weeks to work on their moon lander designs, and the submissions we received were out of the world!

A panel of judges made up of SOLIDWORKS executives, including SOLIDWORKS CEO Gian Paolo Bassi, Director of Education Marie Planchard, Vice President of Research and Development Manish Kumar, Professional Online Solutions Senior Director Murielle Martin, and Vice President of Product Management Igal Kaptsan, spent hours deliberating over the team’s submissions. With dozens of entries, it was difficult for them to decide on a grand prize winner. But in the end, the judges made their decision.

With over 25 posts on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform community and constant communication with other teams, a detailed moon lander design, and a creative and well thought out back story, the winner of the first SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams and a $10,000 mega sponsorship award is…

Team 1902 Exploding Bacon and their Harris Block 1 moon lander!

Thank you to all the FIRST Robotics Competition teams who participated! We can’t wait to see you all blast off the DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE and the 2019 FRC season! We’ll see you next time—and keep shooting for the moon!

Judge Thank You

The SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge for FRC Teams is open only to eligible FIRST Robotics Competition teams, registered for the 2018/2019 FIRST Robotics Competition season, located in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, with at least 1 adult mentor and a minimum of 5 student team members 14+. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Challenge ends 12/7/2018. Subject to complete Official rules (

Sara Zuckerman

Sara Zuckerman

Sara Zuckerman is a Content Marketing Specialist in Brand Offer Marketing for SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS.