d3o Design competition

D3O Contour3
Ok makers, here’s contest using some really neat looking material – “d3o is a specially engineered material with intelligent molecules that flow with you as you move, but on shock lock together to absorb impact energy. d3o is now offering you the opportunity to come up with new ideas of how to use this smart material in their design competition geared towards the creation of two categories of products – ones which increase freedom, or ones which mark revolution. Cash prizes are up for grabs…”Link.

16 thoughts on “d3o Design competition

  1. Where did you get that kickin’ photo above? If I could get it in 1280×800, it would make an awesome wallpaper :)

  2. the site seems a little low on the technical specs. of 3do. Is there any more information floating around about this stuff?

  3. So we have to imagine it’s properties from the simplistic description…..no samples for the makers.
    Looks just like foam rubber. How hard does it get? Does it shatter? How about some performance numbers 3do.

  4. So we have to imagine it’s properties from the simplistic description…..no samples for the makers.
    Looks just like foam rubber. How hard does it get? Does it shatter? How about some performance numbers 3do.

  5. Hi,

    I am from d3o so might be able to help you guys out with these questions! We do have a limited number of samples available, so if you would like one to feel what it is like then send your address to competition@d3olab.com.

    d3o is a rate sensitive foam, when you move it very quickly (or impact it) the molecules inside it lock together and act like a net to catch & spread teh impact force, when you move it slowly the molecules flow over each other so it is soft and flexible, which means you can have flexibility at the same time as really great shock absorption.

    d3o doesn’t wear out or shatter on impact at all. If you want more technical info you can download data sheets from here: http://www.d3o.com/index2.php?section=211-sheet-material

    If you want a high res pic of the photo email me at the address above and I’ll send you one!

    Look forward to seeing everyone’s great designs!

  6. Hi,

    I am from d3o so might be able to help you guys out with these questions! We do have a limited number of samples available, so if you would like one to feel what it is like then send your address to competition@d3olab.com.

    d3o is a rate sensitive foam, when you move it very quickly (or impact it) the molecules inside it lock together and act like a net to catch & spread teh impact force, when you move it slowly the molecules flow over each other so it is soft and flexible, which means you can have flexibility at the same time as really great shock absorption.

    d3o doesn’t wear out or shatter on impact at all. If you want more technical info you can download data sheets from here: http://www.d3o.com/index2.php?section=211-sheet-material

    You can also view a video explanation by the founder of d3o, Richard Palmer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grq2NzI9nNI&search=d3o

    If you want a high res pic of the photo email me at the address above and I’ll send you one!

    Look forward to seeing everyone’s great designs!

  7. Hi,

    I am from d3o so might be able to help you guys out with these questions! We do have a limited number of samples available, so if you would like one to feel what it is like then send your address to competition@d3olab.com.

    d3o is a rate sensitive foam, when you move it very quickly (or impact it) the molecules inside it lock together and act like a net to catch & spread teh impact force, when you move it slowly the molecules flow over each other so it is soft and flexible, which means you can have flexibility at the same time as really great shock absorption.

    d3o doesn’t wear out or shatter on impact at all. If you want more technical info you can download data sheets from here: http://www.d3o.com/index2.php?section=211-sheet-material

    You can also view a video explanation by the founder of d3o, Richard Palmer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grq2NzI9nNI&search=d3o

    If you want a high res pic of the photo email me at the address above and I’ll send you one!

    Look forward to seeing everyone’s great designs!

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