The backhoe design challenge is now live at GrabCAD. This is a unique challenge because it is the first in which we are offering a cash prize to the winner: $750 goes to the winner, plus an additional $250 if less than 3 design changes need to be made. We hope this will attract more experienced designers to the project. We outlined the specifications for this project in great detail, hoping this would result in designs which are very close to OSE ideals.
The challenge went live 1/30, and has already gotten 1 entry. The deadline is 3/9.