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Postby iab » August 25th, 2017, 1:16 pm


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Sometimes when scrolling through the front page feed, I look at the article and go, huh? Does anyone actually vet these postings? Especially the "Firm Submitted" of "Reader Submitted". The (under)paid contributors are usually pretty good.

Anyhow, today I saw this one and cannot for the life of me see or even determine where an air valve could be. It won't sprinkle.

http://www.core77.com/firms/cardboardhe ... ring-Spout

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Postby yo » August 25th, 2017, 1:50 pm

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well, try putting these in your ear :-) http://www.core77.com//firms/cardboardh ... er/Earbuds

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Postby iab » August 25th, 2017, 2:32 pm


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Wow. From the same firm. Remind me never to hire Cardboard Helicopter Product Design.

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Postby AndyMc » August 26th, 2017, 7:51 am

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They say that it is "Designed to use a fraction of the material of ordinary watering cans". Surely molding 3 plastic parts and a rubber seal is less efficient that a single blown spout style can?

yo wrote:well, try putting these in your ear :-) http://www.core77.com//firms/cardboardh ... er/Earbuds


:shock:

How does this kind of stuff actually make it through a design firm?

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Postby Mr-914 » August 28th, 2017, 7:02 am

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I think these projects are just to look cool and get attention.
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Mr-914 wrote:I think these projects are just to look cool and get attention.



I agree - or they are nothing more then a "pretty picture" firm or project that did not or does not know how to make the design actually function.

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That will be $50K, please!
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Postby Mr-914 » August 29th, 2017, 6:58 am

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I think I'd pay $3k for such a basic concept. Then again, I have never worked as a consultant, so I tend to try to low-ball these quotes;)
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Postby yo » August 29th, 2017, 11:07 am

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I like this one though. The depth gauge thing is nice. http://www.core77.com/projects/68375/A- ... ed_reading

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Postby iab » August 30th, 2017, 7:47 am


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^^^^^ I agree. Very good student project. Good ideas clearly communicated.

But then they post this - http://www.core77.com/projects/67557/De ... t-Breathes

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Postby Mr-914 » August 30th, 2017, 11:19 am

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I like that seat. My only complaint would be the students need to either spend the extra 120 hours cleaning up the 3D print, or drop some cash on getting it machined or made by a pro model maker. Even on the small images, the build lines are apparent. The paint looks poorly masked off too. What a shame.
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Postby yo » August 30th, 2017, 11:44 am

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I was surprised they didn't sand and fill that as well. Other than the usual student cheese ball copy, I thought the design was interesting.

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Postby iab » August 30th, 2017, 12:04 pm


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I'm a bit offended by the red.

And what the heel does "breathable" mean?

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Postby Mr-914 » August 31st, 2017, 7:15 am

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I didn't read the post, but I'm assuming the seat is breathable because it is made up of separate pads rather than one big cushion allowing air to flow around between the pads.
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Postby iab » August 31st, 2017, 7:25 am


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I'd guess those separate pads would cause pressure points making for an uncomfortable ride after 30 minutes.

They do have some sort of module under the seat. It could force air, but I can't see any manifold system to direct the air.

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