megabrand-neoshifterThere are some things in life that are scary and others that are just plain fun. Robots and magneto-coaster-toy-thingies are both of those.

If you’re a CSWP (Certified SolidWorks Professional), this year’s SolidWorks World CSWP event is full bore, roboteriffic, coaster-building fun.

You have the food, drinks and a contest that’s even open to CSWP’s unable to attend the conference.

The contest
Engineering fun with music. It’s called the iCoaster™ (video below) from MEGA Brands. It allows you to create unlimited variation of a magnetic roller coaster joined in by fresh tunes from your iPod.

All CSWP’s have the opportunity to “Design your own custom iCoaster™ hyperstunt” to win THE PRIZE – If you’re not attending SolidWorks World your entry must be received no later than Jan. 31st, 2009.

What is the prize? An ENTIRE COLLECTION of MEGA Brands toys, compliments of SolidWorks. Sweet.

Want to become a CSWP now?
You can still register for the conference at: in time to take the CSWP exam on Sunday February 8th AT NO CHARGE, before the conference starts and before the CSWP event Monday night that you’ll be able to attend if you pass the exam!

Ready to take it now? head over to SolidWorks Certification and go for it!

Every attendee to the CSWP event will receive a complimentary MEGA Brands NEO Shifter™, MagNext™ cube and CSWP t-shirt! Paladins and Templars RISE!!! Join the RESISTANCE!! (That’s Neo Shifter talk for go take the freagin’ test already.)

Here’s a video of the iCoaster in action.


Josh is founder and editor at, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.