Design the first ever Food delivery Drone. Earn 400$ by telling us your idea for a mechanism that drops food deliveries from a drone

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $400
  • Entries Received: 45
  • Winner: mushtaqahmedvw

Contest Brief

Please give us your idea for a mechanism that drops food and snack deliveries into somebodies hand from a drone.

Watch this video where we explain it in more detail: [login to view URL]

Why this Project matters:
All the big Transportation companies like DHL, Amazon, UPS, and a lot of startups
are trying to create delivery drones because they are much faster and cheaper than a worker who has to drive to your house with his DHL truck to deliver something.

But all those companies have failed so far because of 2 problems: in 95% of cases drones like this are illegal for safety reasons, and the other reason is that batteries are not good enough and not cheap enough to cover great distances.

Our startup has found a loophole, a place in the world where neither of those 2 things are a problem. This is where we will put our drone to use, and that's why we need your help to design that product delivery mechanism under the drone.

If we end up using the design from the winner we will honour that person on our website.

NOTE: The way you present your idea does not matter. A simple pencil sketch can be better than a super advanced 3d rendered model. We only care about the quality of the design idea, not the presentations. However, the presentation needs to be detailed enough to fully explain the design.

Feel free to ask questions in the comments

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Public Clarification Board

  • ahmadnazree
    ahmadnazree
    • 1 year ago

    Hi CH, thanks for the rating. I leave a note there. Thanks again.

    • 1 year ago
  • MateSabolic
    MateSabolic
    • 1 year ago

    Hi, can you please check my entry #56.

    • 1 year ago
  • NEVIKSIOSANCAN
    NEVIKSIOSANCAN
    • 1 year ago

    Please check entry #58 and #59

    • 1 year ago
  • LBBranding
    LBBranding
    • 1 year ago

    I have some ideas please #extended

    • 1 year ago
  • kozaksergey85
    kozaksergey85
    • 1 year ago

    Hi. Please, check entry #68. Thank you!

    • 1 year ago
  • mushtaqahmedvw
    mushtaqahmedvw
    • 1 year ago

    Check my entry. #65. Simple mechanism yet effective.

    • 1 year ago
  • ahmadnazree
    ahmadnazree
    • 1 year ago

    Hi CH, please rate #57. Thanks.

    • 1 year ago
  • MainakMitra1
    MainakMitra1
    • 1 year ago

    Please check entry #53, thanks.

    • 1 year ago
  • NEVIKSIOSANCAN
    NEVIKSIOSANCAN
    • 1 year ago

    Hi. Please check entry #59

    • 1 year ago
  • NEVIKSIOSANCAN
    NEVIKSIOSANCAN
    • 1 year ago

    Hi CH, I may have more time for good illustration and presentation if the contest is #extended. Thanks CH.

    • 1 year ago
  • NEVIKSIOSANCAN
    NEVIKSIOSANCAN
    • 1 year ago

    Hi CH. I wonder if you can consider the entry #58. The description comprehensive on how the dropping should be as if the illustration is not clear to you. thanks CH.

    • 1 year ago
  • florisGames
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    Also: Stop telling us about GPS and smartphone apps etc.
    We are not fucking stupid, we know those things. Please just submit your idea for the dropping mechanism. Thx

    • 1 year ago
    1. milivoja
      milivoja
      • 1 year ago

      haha great one.

      • 1 year ago
  • rahilahmar
    rahilahmar
    • 1 year ago

    Don't close it before time

    • 1 year ago
  • kozaksergey85
    kozaksergey85
    • 1 year ago

    Hello! I'm working on this, do not close the competition until it's finished. Thank you!

    • 1 year ago
  • simohamedabkari
    simohamedabkari
    • 1 year ago

    please make #extended

    • 1 year ago
  • florisGames
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    But i'm open to be surprised by something completely different as well

    • 1 year ago
  • florisGames
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    I mean, you can be out of the box if you want, some ideas are great actually, like the string for example. but why has nobody developed on the 2 ideas we gave in the video?

    Look at this other contest i held last year: https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Design-a-small-fountain-Winner-might-get-continued-work-375687.html

    Look at what happened to all the entries that where super crazy, and look at what happened to the entry that just did something i suggested in the contest video? That's the entry that won!

    I would like to see a smart, simple way to have a funnel that opens up slowly, like in the video

    • 1 year ago
  • florisGames
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    Also: Stop trying to be so creative and out of the box

    • 1 year ago
  • florisGames
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    Hey everyone, thank you so much!

    One comment: DON'T WORRY about getting your idea "stolen". This is ridiculous, we can always see which one came first. Just post your idea, and we will be very careful when we award the prize to make sure it is not a "stolen" one

    • 1 year ago
  • itisadershm
    itisadershm
    • 1 year ago

    I had an idea using proximity sensors.Please check entry 39

    • 1 year ago
  • ccsierrac
    ccsierrac
    • 1 year ago

    hi, can you check the entry number 24, thanks.

    • 1 year ago
  • Mdesigner1
    Mdesigner1
    • 1 year ago

    Hi, please check and feedback my entry #29, thank you !

    • 1 year ago
  • NEVIKSIOSANCAN
    NEVIKSIOSANCAN
    • 1 year ago

    Please make the duration #extended to add more time on great ideas, and

    • 1 year ago
  • sandhyadammi
    sandhyadammi
    • 1 year ago

    I am working on it......Pls. let me know how many entries a contestant can submit...Thank you and Best Rgds

    • 1 year ago
  • trackback191
    trackback191
    • 1 year ago

    I am working on it.. PLease dont close it

    • 1 year ago
    1. florisGames
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      dont worry

      • 1 year ago
  • Mdesigner1
    Mdesigner1
    • 1 year ago

    #sealed

    • 1 year ago
    1. florisGames
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Why should i seal it?

      • 1 year ago
    2. florisGames
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      i can make it sealed, but please tell me why?

      • 1 year ago
  • Bogdins
    Bogdins
    • 1 year ago

    #sealed and "increaseprize - without that you will only get poor solutions

    • 1 year ago
    1. florisGames
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      I am open to doing those things if you explain why?

      • 1 year ago
  • Mdesigner1
    Mdesigner1
    • 1 year ago

    How much does the food packaging weight that the drone can carry ?

    • 1 year ago
    1. florisGames
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      max 250 gramms

      • 1 year ago
  • khurrummah85
    khurrummah85
    • 1 year ago

    Please tell the altitude from which the food has to be dropped and also tell me that will it be carried in a container box........

    • 1 year ago
    1. florisGames
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      watch the video please. max 250 grams

      • 1 year ago
    2. florisGames
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      As low as possible, but high enough that the costumer can't grab the drone

      • 1 year ago
  • hari1406
    hari1406
    • 1 year ago

    Maximum weight of food or juice?

    • 1 year ago
    1. florisGames
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      250 grams

      • 1 year ago
  • Yashaswi26
    Yashaswi26
    • 1 year ago

    Also what drone model do you intend to use?

    • 1 year ago
  • Yashaswi26
    Yashaswi26
    • 1 year ago

    From what height will the food package be dropped into the waiting hands of the customer from the drone?

    • 1 year ago
  • Vov1990
    Vov1990
    • 1 year ago

    check #9 Write to me and we will all discuss it thanks 000

    • 1 year ago
  • achatterjee0205
    achatterjee0205
    • 1 year ago

    Hi, do you need only the mechanism to drop the food? I mean the navigation of the autonomous or semi-autonomous quadcopter drone (I'm guessing its a quadcopter) is not needed right? So, the drone is already there and I just need to worry about this mechanism right?

    • 1 year ago
  • electrolime
    electrolime
    • 1 year ago

    Increase prize? $400 is fair for this contest. Also, sealed isn't necessary as it will be obvious if someone copies an idea.

    • 1 year ago

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