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by jon_winebrenner
January 9th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What headphones do you use?
Replies: 61
Views: 41221

Re: What headphones do you use?

I got the JBL Headphones for Christmas. I hadn't used this style of headphones since the early 80s (yes, I'm that old). I got them because my Pixel 2 USB C connector sucks ass and can't hold a connector in it for more than a few minutes before it squirts it out like a slimy pumpkin seed. I love the ...
by jon_winebrenner
January 8th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 273
Views: 159553

Re: What are you reading?

I have been juggling between listening to audiobooks while walking the dog, and reading traditional novels. Reading Game of Thrones for the second time through. Even better the second time. Trevor Noah's "Born a Crime" is fantastic so far. About 25% through. Just finished listening to Stephen King's...
by jon_winebrenner
October 6th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 273
Views: 159553

Re: What are you reading?

yo wrote:
October 4th, 2018, 8:55 am
I didn't love it but I appreciate it for what it is.
This is probably a more accurate description of my feelings for Dune. My angst towards it is more driven by my complete lack of understanding as to why it constantly gets such rave reviews.
by jon_winebrenner
October 4th, 2018, 1:28 am
Forum: off topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 273
Views: 159553

Re: What are you reading?

yo wrote:
August 13th, 2018, 10:12 pm
I just started Dune. I can't believe I've never read this! With a new Dune movie coming out in 2019 I figured I better read it.
Ugh, I hated Dune and in particular the follow ons. Almost as bad as the follow on books to Ender's Game.
by jon_winebrenner
August 31st, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Whiteboard Materials/coatings
Replies: 8
Views: 8446

Re: Whiteboard Materials/coatings

That metal looks fantastic! Thanks for that.

How about plastic? Anyone know of a formable plastic that would act as a whiteboard? Possibly coated?

I'm pretty sure a polypropylene sheet would work...but I'm guessing it is porous enough that it will leave ghost marks.
by jon_winebrenner
August 31st, 2018, 12:39 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Whiteboard Materials/coatings
Replies: 8
Views: 8446

Re: Whiteboard Materials/coatings

nope....is it a coating that is suitable for production? I'm looking for production quality materials, not a home solution.
by jon_winebrenner
August 30th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Whiteboard Materials/coatings
Replies: 8
Views: 8446

Whiteboard Materials/coatings

I've had whiteboards on my mind lately.

I need to find a coating or material that can make a very high quality whiteboards. Price is less the issue than the creating of a very high quality, long lasting whiteboard.

Thoughts/suggestions/contacts?
by jon_winebrenner
April 25th, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Your Go-to Prototyping/Low-volume Vendor
Replies: 6
Views: 10672

Re: Your Go-to Prototyping/Low-volume Vendor

I forgot about Model Solution. Spoke with them about 10 years ago, I believe I even tried them out. Thanks.

Thanks, Ralph....I'll have a look at Tenlita, too.
by jon_winebrenner
April 24th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Your Go-to Prototyping/Low-volume Vendor
Replies: 6
Views: 10672

Your Go-to Prototyping/Low-volume Vendor

I'm needing to find a new rapid prototyping vendor. I had been using one in Taiwan that has diminished in quality with a change of ownership.

Who do you go to for your photo ready cosmetic models and low volume prototype/pre-production manufacturing?
by jon_winebrenner
April 24th, 2018, 7:09 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: QUIRKY
Replies: 9
Views: 10770

Re: QUIRKY

I have a personal vendetta only because in ~2005 I won a housewares competition for a rotating surge protector (which included a sketch of nearly the exact pivot power design even though that wound up not being the final concept) and applied to get a utility patent on it through the university whic...
by jon_winebrenner
March 5th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Elementary School Curriculum
Replies: 1
Views: 4589

Elementary School Curriculum

I know many of you have done some elementary school teaching days. I'm looking for what has worked and what hasn't. I'd love to get to the point where kids can design then build something out of materials on hand. We're talking in the Junior High age range 10/11/12/13. I have taught university and h...
by jon_winebrenner
February 25th, 2018, 10:18 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Unexpected places your designs have shown up
Replies: 126
Views: 76099

Re: Unexpected places your designs have shown up

I've seen the hand dryer that I designed in a number of new Tim Horton's renovations. Maybe Richard or Jon could confirm if this is nationwide or not. It's pretty good for a nearly 10 year old design. The graphics don't look too dated either. I haven't been in a TH bathroom lately...I'll keep an ey...
by jon_winebrenner
February 16th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Machines v. Humans
Replies: 24
Views: 25125

Re: Machines v. Humans

I don't think hand made means expensive. In a Western example, I had a sport jacket made and it cost about as much as what I would have found at the store (which are hand made too, just in another far away place). It doesn't necessarily mean expensive, but it does mean cheap (non-living wage?) labo...
by jon_winebrenner
February 16th, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Machines v. Humans
Replies: 24
Views: 25125

Re: Machines v. Humans

The design example to me is the smartphone. No one is doing anything interesting with the hardware. It's all bland, precision machined soap bars, including Apple. Yes! Dear god I'd love to see an interesting smartphone. I'd even settle for an interesting smartphone interface in the interim... C'mon...
by jon_winebrenner
February 16th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Machines v. Humans
Replies: 24
Views: 25125

Re: Machines v. Humans

In a recent Autocar, Chris Bangle is quoted: Today's pop is so well produced that it becomes an inhuman wall of blandness. That god we have rap and hip-hop defending humans doing music.? I'll tackle this one as I know you and I are on polar sides of this spectrum....music has fallen into the hands ...