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iab wrote:Sorry to say, it does exist.


C'mon you coulda just earned yourself a solid $500 in consulting fees! :lol:


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I thought I would get the $500 for "benchmarking" the examples above. Took me 5 minutes, $100/minute. ;)

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finding out your genius idea is already in production by multiple Chinese vendors, $500
entertaining an entire community of designers, priceless

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Having said that, it looks like someone could do a cool looking cooler using existing technology. Maybe it will help gapter more than finding a prototyper. Far cheaper in any case.
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Mr-914 wrote:Having said that, it looks like someone could do a cool looking cooler using existing technology. Maybe it will help gapter more than finding a prototyper. Far cheaper in any case.


The problem is the technology in all these is an old Peltier cooler which turns one side of a plate cold and the other side boiling hot. I remember trying to use one for a heat sink on my CPU way back in college.

They didn't do a very good job unfortunately which is why they went away. The heat transfer is also a function of how much juice can flow through, so coming from a .5A USB Port I can't imagine you get much cooling effect, let alone enough to transfer it through an entire glass.

It's effectively like saying you'll keep your water ice cold for hours by putting it on top of a single ice cube.

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Cyberdemon wrote:
It's effectively like saying you'll keep your water ice cold for hours by putting it on top of a single ice cube.


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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.





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^ LOL

This reminds me of what every brief must look like at Dyson. Make an incredibly complex solution to a non-problem.... her it is, the new Dyson Fan!

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Hey guys... I know we are in an industry that is overworked and under appreciated, but is this really the way we want to present ourselves. I know most of you are just having fun, but imagine how it must feel from his point of view. I really respect the work you do and I'm sure the original poster does to. He just doesn't know any better.

Wouldn't it be better to educate him as opposed to berate him? It may be better to save this kind of talk for a more private forum. Just a thought. You guys have way more experience, expertise, and, frankly, skill than I do and I respect that. I don't mean to disrespect anyone, I'm just not sure what is going on in this thread is the way our industry should be perceived by outsiders.

I know you mean well, but this may not be the best way to go about it.
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I fully understand where you guys are coming from.
Having a marketeer presenting a pig with some lipstick expecting you to make it fly through some "design thinking" (within 3 minutes) is what happens all the time and I am sure all of you react most professional IRL. Venting off a little, online doesn 't hurt.

Does it?

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Wow. Meanwhile in another thread: designers patting each other on the back for having guts to say "I don't know".

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