The ForceBoard is a light and very durable desktop force measurement system that is compact in size and thus can be used flexibly in laboratories, at fairs or in classes. Its appearance is characterised by rough, rust-free metal elements, blue anodised aluminium and brass-coloured components. The shape of the baseplate was inspired by an anvil. An essential plastic component, which is produced using 3D printing, makes the ball bearings in the motor drive superfluous.
Statement by the Jury
The ForceBoard impressively combines metal elements with a plastic component made with a 3D printer to create a portable scientific instrument.