Designed with both the serious DIY-er and professional in mind, this innovative Ridgid compact drill utilizes a patented combination chuck and clutch which enables users to easily fit into tight workspaces. The full-sized, 3/8-inch chuck provides the flexibility to use a variety of standard drill and driver bits. The drill’s 12v cartridge-style lithium-ion battery boasts a long run time and is integrated into the handle for improved balance and compact footprint.
This is a three-in-one towable vehicle that morphs from a compact, traveling profile to a rugged toy-hauler mode to a spacious and comfortable camping configuration. The integrated, lightweight unit can be pulled by almost any vehicle and can carry up to 800 lbs. of gear. It can also accommodate top-mount racking systems for bicycles, kayaks and more. For its toy-hauler mode, GO's control-tilt deck releases at the front, angling the deck toward the rear for loading. The tilted deck lowers gradually back to level with a hydraulically-controlled return.
To break the day up a bit, the students at App. State held a 1 hour design challege, Redesigning the Ping Pong Paddle. All the ideas were great, and the judges had a hard time picking just one, so hear are the top four.
The multi use paddle
Four the ping pong ball player who wants to get a game in before breakfast, the Paddle Skillet.
Second year graduate industrial design student Michael Rall, of North Carolina State University (NCSU) was selected as one of three Grand Prize winners from the U.S. in LG Surfaces inaugural LG Surfaces and Beyond Student Design Challenge.
Applachian State students Jacob Wolfe, Tucker Wilson, and Justin Fox won an innovation merit award for their "Chai-aw" chair design at this years AIAS Chair Affair Design Competition.
Sponsored by the ICPF and administered by the AIAS, the program challenged students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of issues related to the use of corrugated board (a non-traditional building material) in design and construction and production.