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2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Challenge Highlights DIY Skills


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Just the Facts:
  • The entries in the competition to create the ultimate 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon include a mobile toy robot factory for children and a disaster relief vehicle.
  • Ford says the competition is designed to showcase "imagination and DIY skills."
  • The public will choose the winner in the Ultimate Maker Vehicle Challenge.

DEARBORN, Michigan — The entries in the competition to create the ultimate 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon include a mobile toy robot factory for children and a disaster relief vehicle.

Ford says the competition is designed to showcase "imagination and DIY skills."

The public will choose the winner in the Ultimate Maker Vehicle Challenge. Participants will choose their favorite from among 10 vehicles. Voting ends on December 12.

The entries range from workhorses to the whimsical.

Three of the entries transform the Transit Connect Wagon into a compact but functional workshop or the equivalent of a rolling toolbox. The Milwaukee Makerspace version of the Transit Connect Wagon is designed to showcase inventions or new products at special events.

The Urban Photography Response Vehicle is designed to serve the film and production industry.

The LandLab Transit Connect transforms the vehicle into an all-terrain, modular base station for disaster relief, scientific research and "living off the grid."

A self-proclaimed "hunter-gatherer" in New York created a Transit Connect Wagon that "allows him to bring any tool he needs into the field to repair or dismantle objects," Ford said.

The Video Sans-Video Game Transit Connect Wagon turns the vehicle into a giant video game without the video, with "players side-scrolling their way through hand-drawn game levels," according to Ford.

Ford and Make magazine are sponsoring the competition. Make magazine will award $10,000 to the winner.

Edmunds says: Which is your favorite?

Comments

  • ks55 ks55 Posts:

    is this one big enough to sleep in ?( The last one was not).If so it would make a cool Surfer version.

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