What is “Solecon”?
Ever since Takaha Kiko started an online store for solenoids, we have received many customer reports from our hobbyist/inventors about their interesting creations and products made with sophisticated mechanical technology.
So, we thought we’ve got to have a contest!
Everybody knows about motors but not so much about solenoids!
“Solenoid? What’s that?” is the question we get from people all the time!
Solenoid manufacturer Takaha Kiko therefore decided to host “Solecon” in order to showcase the wonders of this little-known mechanical driver: the solenoid.
Benefits to Participate
Displayed at Tradeshows
Award-winning works will be displayed on Takaha Kiko’s booth at public tradeshows and also uploaded on Takaha Kiko’s website.
Over US$ 4,000 Prizes
Best Award winner receives $500 cash & $500 Solenoid Gift Coupon as well as Flight ticket to Japan! The total amount for all winners will be over US$4000!!
Contribution to spread Solenoids
It is great oppourtinity to let people all over the world know what solenoids are and how they change people’s life better. Why not join us “Solecon”!
Best Awarded Products
solenoid contest 2016
Automatic Waribashi splitter
Produced by Ariake Kosen Waribashi Project
Ariake Kosen Waribashi Project created this piece out of their pursuit of fun, beautiful Waribashi (disposable chopsticks) snapping. All you need for perfectly split Waribashi is just to put them into the slot. How interesting! Only Ariake Kosen could create such a useful item! Behold Kosen students’ dedicated young spirit, merely to snap those Waribashi!!! Must have! Waribashi splitter!
solenoid contest 2015
Mr. Document Saver
Produced by Susumu Kawashima, Fumiya Sakai
Everyone must have gone through a sudden freeze of their computer in the middle of their thesis or document preparation, even before they could save the data.This “Thesis Protector” is a great invention to stop that tragedy from occurring. It presses Ctrl and S keys (shortcut combination to save data) to save your important data. With this, you will never waste your time even if you forget to save the data!
solenoid contest 2014
Automatic Cradle No.3
Produced by Anonymous
With a plunger, I automated pendulum motion for a baby cradle.