I will be the first to admit we were having fun at your expense, but now you are insulting.
gapter wrote:I want to design a product that currently doesn’t exist.
gapter wrote:You are right, the product already exists.
Well, which is it?
gapter wrote:Further, I would imagine that most designers on this forum would be able to conceptualize something more aesthetically pleasing than any of these examples in about 3 minutes.
Sounds like to expect to pay for 3 minutes of time. Thanks for thinking our value is worth a couple of your dollars. And aesthetically pleasing to whom? You? Guess what, your opinion doesn't mean shit. Since you only want 3 minutes of design time, I expect you will give no time to your customer. You know, the ones who will decide if it is aesthetically pleasing or not. They are the ones to pay up for your great product and taking the time to get their input costs.
gapter wrote:The major improvement i think i can make is primarily function
A Peltier device sucks, as all here have indicated and have all the reviews you read indicated. Unless you come up with some new magic, it will be what it will be, nothing more.
gapter wrote:as well as some thoughtful design (e.g. a mechanism to prevent someone knocking the glass over in the dark)
More magic. Exactly how many different sizes, shapes, configurations and materials used for a "glass".
gapter wrote:A major issue will be condensation that will form on the outside of the glass.
Not in a dry climate.
But hey, I'll be a mensch and give you 3 minutes and solve your problem entirely.