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by super-panda
July 26th, 2017, 4:43 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Laser paint masking?
Replies: 2
Views: 4728

Laser paint masking?

Hi, Can someone explain to me what's going on here? https://youtu.be/z3zuPyjFTsk?t=8m5s The rims have a goldish basecoat underneath the black topcoat and the laser is used to strip only the black topcoat while keeping the basecoat intact.. I know lasers are used as a common paint stripping method, b...
by super-panda
March 15th, 2017, 8:38 am
Forum: consumer products
Topic: Coffee Machines..
Replies: 22
Views: 17726

Re: Coffee Machines..

This is kind of another topic, but here's my .02. You're right, it's probably not the end of the world. Neither are disposable cups or plastic bags. But I think fundamentally the idea of separate capsules, while convenient, is wasteful and doesn't inspire much of a recycling attitude. People buy the...
by super-panda
March 10th, 2017, 6:38 am
Forum: consumer products
Topic: Coffee Machines..
Replies: 22
Views: 17726

Coffee Machines..

What mind boggling contraptions! I have yet, with the exception of Nespresso (which are wasteful IMO), to come across an intuitive coffee machine. They're noisey, with a shitload of buttons and very difficult to keep clean. I don't care about the professional grade stuff, but even basic consumer cof...
by super-panda
February 23rd, 2017, 3:08 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: The Future of Product Design(ers)
Replies: 8
Views: 3026

Re: The Future of Product Design(ers)

Thanks for your insights, and book recommendations. I will definitely have a look! Maybe I should have referred to Detroit specifically... anyway you seem to understand my concern, which is proximity. The way I see it, it could go two ways: "Western" (I wonder if there's a better description?) desig...
by super-panda
February 21st, 2017, 8:01 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: The Future of Product Design(ers)
Replies: 8
Views: 3026

The Future of Product Design(ers)

This is more of a philosophical contemplation I've been having recently. I come from a fairly practical background as a woodworker (10 yrs). Recently, after my graduation from design school, I made a big change and started a company with a few others that is now developing a new office chair. I knew...
by super-panda
December 19th, 2016, 2:28 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Do well designed drip coffee makers exist?
Replies: 11
Views: 4096

Re: Do well designed drip coffee makers exist?

May sound like nitpicking but the last one I bought, I thought was well designed, until I got it home and realised the top lid was too large to open fully under the wall cabinets. Also it was a pain to keep clean with too many tight corners, and creases to get into. But it looked good! And I have to...
by super-panda
December 7th, 2016, 1:40 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Bendable, rigid and flexible tubing?
Replies: 5
Views: 5024

Re: Bendable, rigid and flexible tubing?

Thank you Robin! Getting close!
I actually found a reference that's pretty close to what I'm looking for:
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http://www.dataisnature.com/?p=2053

Basically looking to make that frame part bend and flex in different ways..
by super-panda
December 2nd, 2016, 2:26 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Bendable, rigid and flexible tubing?
Replies: 5
Views: 5024

Re: Bendable, rigid and flexible tubing?

Much appreciated! Composite rods are definitely an option, unfortunately they're readily available only in straight sections, which complicates things a little. The gooseneck is halfway there, but lacks the necessary spring properties. If only you could combine the two.. ralphzoontjens, I'm basicall...
by super-panda
November 26th, 2016, 2:16 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Bendable, rigid and flexible tubing?
Replies: 5
Views: 5024

Bendable, rigid and flexible tubing?

I know the title is very oxymoronish, but I'm at an impasse with this prototyping project, so please bear with me. For obvious reasons, I can't reveal much about the project, but I'll try to get my message across.. I'm trying to make a flexible frame that have an elastic fabric stretched over it. Ba...
by super-panda
October 12th, 2016, 2:12 pm
Forum: core77 site feedback
Topic: Core77 podcasts
Replies: 1
Views: 3827

Core77 podcasts

Sorry if this topic belongs elsewhere but I was just wondering why there have been no podcasts posted recently. Last one I could find was from 2014. For example, I would love to listen to a "deep dive" interview series. Podcasts are king! Bring 'em back!
by super-panda
April 17th, 2016, 1:29 am
Forum: transportation
Topic: Fuel inlet location indication..
Replies: 15
Views: 9900

Re: Fuel inlet location indication..

It's probably not a very important issue in the big scheme of things. I, as many friends of mine, were just very surprised of how no one had noticed. We discussed this intensely over a bigger dinner last night. The whole thing is now referred to as #fillercapgate. Good times.
by super-panda
April 16th, 2016, 2:40 am
Forum: interaction design
Topic: Automotive Interaction Design
Replies: 6
Views: 14971

Re: Automotive Interaction Design

Sorry for hijacking.. Not directly related to the above, but I wrote a post on the Transportation forum about a UX related issue that would maybe fit this thread. Feel free to reply you thoughts on the original post.

http://boards.core77.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=33804
by super-panda
April 16th, 2016, 1:45 am
Forum: transportation
Topic: Fuel inlet location indication..
Replies: 15
Views: 9900

Fuel inlet location indication..

I did not know this. http://uk.businessinsider.com/car-keep-looking-idiot-gas-station-2016-4?r=US&IR=T Can someone with a modern car tell me if or how this issue has been tackled? The article makes a relevant point. It does happen, and people feel stupid and embarrassed as a result. but this sentenc...
by super-panda
May 6th, 2015, 3:13 am
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Design OD (Vent warning!)
Replies: 16
Views: 7922

Re: Design OD (Vent warning!)

For a very long time I have been trying to find a place to fit in the professional world. I’m 34, and as I’m writing this I’m still looking. But as my idealism has slowly faded with age, I’ve begun to put more emphasis on the how rather than the what. It’s not so much about what you do anymore that ...
by super-panda
February 12th, 2015, 1:46 am
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Quick and dirty mold optimisation
Replies: 2
Views: 3528

Re: Quick and dirty mold optimisation

Hey,

Sorry for the delayed reply.
Thanks for that, I'll look into it.
It just so happened a friend of mine helped me out with a particular problem..