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by Brian_Donlin
June 24th, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Small fillets
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: Small fillets

Nice! I’ll probably grab one of those for now. Thanks for posting.
by Brian_Donlin
June 24th, 2018, 7:17 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Small fillets
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: Small fillets

Hi Brian, I've never come across a tool like this in my work. BUT what I do to emulate the same thing is to use a circle guide (image attached) to estimate the size of the radius that I'm dealing with. You're right that it's hard to pick fillet sizes, but I generally try and keep it to either very ...
by Brian_Donlin
June 24th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Small fillets
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: Small fillets

Hi Bryan, The standard fillets are computationally most successful so I usually only apply CC ones above 3mm, that is when you start seeing the difference. For one-offs or 3D printed items I go for a CC only above 5-6mm. Your guide is especially useful for the tiny fillets since we have less of an ...
by Brian_Donlin
June 24th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Small fillets
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: Small fillets

Thanks Ralph. At what size do you start applying a curvature continuous fillet instead of a circular one? Since it’s so easy to do CC fillets in Solidworks now, I guess there’s not much reason to use circular unless you’re at really tiny sizes where the difference truly won’t be visible. Maybe I sho...
by Brian_Donlin
June 24th, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Small fillets
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Small fillets

When it comes to small fillets (<4mm radius) for a handheld product, I sometimes have a hard time figuring out what’s appropriate for the design. It might look right in CAD, but I’m never sure if it’s going to look or feel right in real life. What’s your approach for this? Is there a rule of thumb I...
by Brian_Donlin
February 19th, 2018, 9:47 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: FORM: 026 Speaker
Replies: 12
Views: 12472

Re: FORM: 026 Speaker

Hey Gerry, A few notes: - The slider looks like a push button or a dial, definitely not a slider. That being said, the way it’s integrated with the housing is clever. - Overall presentation is clean. Nice. - Love to see the prototyping. - You say “low cost speakers are designed for manufacturing, no...
by Brian_Donlin
February 19th, 2018, 9:30 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)
Replies: 682
Views: 263374

Re: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)

Hi AVClub - we contributed to a previously released Amp of theirs and are now kicking off a new project - expanding into a new category with them. Nice work on the amp! That’s so cool that you got to work with them. I’ve always wondered if guitar brands design their own stuff or hire consultants. W...
by Brian_Donlin
November 17th, 2017, 12:33 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Velcro vs. Laces
Replies: 11
Views: 3968

Re: Velcro vs. Laces

Went to Nike yesterday, tried on a bunch of different shoes, and came out with these Flyknit Hyperdunks! The velcro felt weird on the Lebrons and others. https://c.static-nike.com/a/images/t_PDP_1728_v1/f_auto/yqo1dlngdfdfetvhsdnk/react-hyperdunk-2017-flyknit-basketball-shoe-v2TE93KW.jpg They. Are. ...
by Brian_Donlin
November 14th, 2017, 3:33 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Velcro vs. Laces
Replies: 11
Views: 3968

Re: Velcro vs. Laces

For your average schlub, probably doesn't make one whit of difference in performance. Many cycling shoes are velcro only. The very expensive ones aren't and tend to talk about lightness, stiffness, power transmission and a lot of other phony baloney marketing gibberish. You can put me in the "best"...
by Brian_Donlin
November 14th, 2017, 1:43 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Velcro vs. Laces
Replies: 11
Views: 3968

Re: Velcro vs. Laces

Nothing works better than laces typically. Because they can be local adjusted and in effect work as a net over your foot displacing pressure over a wider area. The velcro thing is a bit of a trend. It comes and goes, though it is pretty heavy right now. There has been a trend toward the lower profi...
by Brian_Donlin
November 14th, 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Velcro vs. Laces
Replies: 11
Views: 3968

Velcro vs. Laces

I'm in the market for new general purpose gym shoes, and being flat footed, I prefer basketball shoes for the extra support. I was surprised to find velcro-only options. Is the idea that you can adjust tightness locally, whereas with laces, it's sort of all-or-nothing? Does it actually work better t...
by Brian_Donlin
November 13th, 2017, 11:49 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Setting up a royalty deal based on personal project
Replies: 4
Views: 2628

Re: Setting up a royalty deal based on personal project

Sketchgrad--if you search Core77 for "licensing," there are a bunch of relevant articles. I remember there were some earlier this year. Also, someone recently recommended the book "Invent Right" by Stephen Key, which addresses this kind of thing. I've got a similar personal project in my pipeline, s...
by Brian_Donlin
October 30th, 2017, 10:55 am
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Portfolio Critique Please
Replies: 6
Views: 6627

Re: Portfolio Critique Please

No problem, post again once you've updated it!
by Brian_Donlin
October 29th, 2017, 12:41 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Portfolio Critique Please
Replies: 6
Views: 6627

Re: Portfolio Critique Please

Hi Peter, Here are some comments. Sushi Monsters: - "Meal time can be scary for a child"--show me a nicely shot, emotional picture of a little kid not cooperating with his parents at lunch time. -Instead of listing your "concepts explored," put a label next to each sketch. Hand-write the labels so i...
by Brian_Donlin
October 26th, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: HONDA Sports EV Concept
Replies: 14
Views: 4391

Re: HONDA Sports EV Concept

Conceptually I love it, but I agree that once you started to translate this into something production worthy it would likely turn into a mess pretty quickly. Aren't concept cars supposed to be aspirational anyway? And if their team was able to come up with something this cool, who knows what else t...