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Re: Refining my product

Postby NewPencil » November 17th, 2012, 12:31 pm

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I'll score some plastic and and machine a test. I agree that plastic may be a great engineering/manufacturing solution for the articulating front panel but I am doubting that it would feel right in the hand. In my mind, a tablet or phone cover falls more in line with wallets and purses and less in line with toys and cutting boards.

I did run some tests cutting the fabric on a laser. The edge cuts fast and clean. Only problem is that I dont want to design (at least the next generation product) around the idea that I will have a laser to use.

I wonder if there is a heat sealable or adhesive backed material that I could use to wrap the edge. I always imagined that the right finished edge would come in a little ways from the edge, would be a material that doesn't slip and slide easily on surfaces and would be easy to stamp out and easy to string along the edge of the cover..

I always liked the edge on this silpat
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Something to wrap..
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Probably can't use silicone with adhesive.. Maybe just another thin non- woven fabric.

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Re: Refining my product

Postby NewPencil » November 30th, 2012, 6:10 pm

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I thought I would share a minor new option. A keeper for stylus and/or cord.
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Out of the way and simple to use.
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Re: Refining my product

Postby ADD » December 1st, 2012, 12:11 am

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IC, It's very nice design..

Have tried this design with PP Corflute Sheet ?
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/445259976/3mm_Transparent_PP_Corflute_Sheet.html
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Re: Refining my product

Postby NewPencil » December 1st, 2012, 1:06 am

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ADD wrote:IC, It's very nice design..

Have tried this design with PP Corflute Sheet ?
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/445259976/3mm_Transparent_PP_Corflute_Sheet.html


ADD,

I have not.. The closest thing I have tried would be cardboard. PP Corflute looks like fun.

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Re: Refining my product

Postby ADD » December 1st, 2012, 7:51 am

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Re: Refining my product

Postby NewPencil » December 1st, 2012, 2:59 pm

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Thanks for the Great Link! Things of the future fold away or into other things.. There is So much oportunity for innovation and design that I have a hard time keeping focused on my tablet case invention.. Hopefully I can see my invention off of the ground so that I can start exploring my other ideas.. I figure that the next major revision of my design will be the finish line weather it becomes widely enough adopted or not.. After that I'll get pick my next adventure which I couldn't be more excited about.. :)

Thanks again. Very inspirational..

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Re: Refining my product

Postby NewPencil » December 1st, 2012, 6:42 pm

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I have over 400 FlipSteady cases in the field.. Users of my product have proven to be passionate.. They are Absolutely loving, begrudgingly tolerating or outright hating my design. I never met one in the dangerous place of indifference. When inspiration strikes I execute quickly in a hasty frenzy of snipping and sewing.. The result? Yuck! But Birth should never be pretty.. At least not while Im on the table.. :) Anyhow, how about a backpack accessory for my Flipsteady cases already in the field? Accesorizing accesories.. Something about personification as it applies to a product is dawning on me.
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Re: Refining my product

Postby NewPencil » January 12th, 2013, 11:28 pm

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I made some progress in evolving the iPad case design. Here is what I came up with.
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Redesigned the Back and Simplified the Hinge to the cover.
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Lower Profile and cleaner look.

Re: Refining my product

Postby NewPencil » January 12th, 2013, 11:33 pm

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More ->
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Low LandScape View angle for Typing

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Larger Front Camera hole

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Mid Landscape mode 2


More images at My Page http://flipsteady.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=17

Re: Refining my product

Postby NewPencil » April 1st, 2013, 11:54 am

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I designed a version of the FlipSteady tablet case for the Samsung Ativ700t. Thought I would share here.

Quick video presentation.


This is the first Prototype of this design.
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I recently designed a cool way to bend the aluminum bracing to very precisely fit the tablet.


You can see a lot more about this project at the Tablet PC forums where I hosted somewhat of a renegade crowd funding project to fund the development of this case. I managed to drum up quote a bit of support and have been updating my following with video and photo updates at every step of development. It's been a great experiment on many levels.

http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/samsung ... s-7-a.html

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Re: Refining my product

Postby NewPencil » April 4th, 2013, 8:42 pm

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This update shows the process of laminating and laser cutting the Flip Steady for the Samsung Ativ 700t. This is the very first production of 30 cases.



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Re: Refining my product

Postby NewPencil » April 13th, 2013, 7:43 pm

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Here is the latest update where I demonstrate and narrate the entire process to make V2.0 of the FlipSteady. This product has been refined! Now I start refining again..



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Isaiah Coberly

Re: Refining my product

Postby nxakt » April 13th, 2013, 9:48 pm

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Excellent video once again! Great to see you share the process, it adds a lot of value to the product to see all of the unseen parts and the process of putting it all together.

Re: Refining my product

Postby NewPencil » July 26th, 2013, 8:42 pm

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I thought I would show my latest case design here in my progress thread at Core77. The FlipSteady for the ThinkPad Helix. This one is getting corporate attention and selling really well for me.



Onward! Ill now redesign the iPad case to V2.0 and select another high end windows tablet to design for.

Isaiah Coberly

Re: Refining my product

Postby NewPencil » September 16th, 2014, 5:30 pm

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This is my latest design of the FlipSteady for the Wacom Cintiq Companion, Hybrid and 13HD. Please enjoy.



I tried a lot of new ideas and learned quite a bit designing this one. My perspective of my craft improved and so goes everything else.

Isaiah

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