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by aaron
March 9th, 2010, 4:49 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: need ideas for a "class ring"
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: need ideas for a "class ring"

A couple of us machined our own loops when I graduated in 1991. I had it up until my son left in his pocket when I ran his jeans through the wash last year. Now it is no more but it was cool and many people commented on it.
by aaron
March 9th, 2010, 4:29 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: american chopper is dead...rip or good riddance?
Replies: 42
Views: 4021

Re: american chopper is dead...rip or good riddance?

I just read this whole enjoyable thread.
The OCC guys are talented builders, talented welders, impressive money/PR generators. As designers they are less impressive and the confusion that shows like this create in the minds of some outside the profession is a strain. So I say good riddance.
by aaron
March 9th, 2010, 4:12 pm
Forum: DESIGN ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
Topic: Discussion about the IDSA
Replies: 197
Views: 49827

Re: Discussion about the IDSA

I hope that the info I provided was helpful. it sounds like it was not. I read from your post that you are certain my perceptions are wrong. Maybe they are but I can tell you that a lot of former members share similar perceptions. I'll hold further comment/judgement and just look forward to hearing ...
by aaron
March 9th, 2010, 3:27 pm
Forum: DESIGN ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
Topic: Discussion about the IDSA
Replies: 197
Views: 49827

Re: Discussion about the IDSA

The story of my disenchantment with the IDSA is typical and boring. 50% of it is probably based on the perception that the organizations award/speaker selection system is rigged and the other 50% is based on disappointment with the conferences. I could get into specific details and name names, proba...
by aaron
March 9th, 2010, 3:09 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Doubled-walled cup‏ construction
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: Doubled-walled cup‏ construction

We did a similar project and sent it to our client in China as separate parts in one assembly. We also sent SLAs to make sure that all was clear and that the transitions were understood...but ours had other parts too so perhaps that is not needed here.
by aaron
March 9th, 2010, 3:00 pm
Forum: DESIGN ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
Topic: Discussion about the IDSA
Replies: 197
Views: 49827

Re: Discussion about the IDSA

Warren's response is direct and compelling. I admit that there is nothing I can think of that would make me want to give IDSA another chance so maybe I should stay off this thread and save the space for those who are still malleable. I am curious though, since it was mentioned as an example of the n...
by aaron
March 9th, 2010, 2:27 pm
Forum: DESIGN ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
Topic: Discussion about the IDSA
Replies: 197
Views: 49827

Re: Discussion about the IDSA

Can you tell us the process behind how Ravi's review team was selected?
by aaron
March 8th, 2010, 8:24 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Made-up TV show pitch
Replies: 23
Views: 1009

Re: Made-up TV show pitch

Maybe the designers I know are rare but every one of them has spent plenty of time taking things apart and also has a good deal of engineering knowledge. They also know when they need to consult with and engineer that knows even more about some things than they do. Conversely the engineers can also ...
by aaron
February 26th, 2010, 2:15 pm
Forum: DESIGN ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
Topic: Discussion about the IDSA
Replies: 197
Views: 49827

IDSA

Most designers I know are great at finding flaws and kind of enjoy complaining so this was bound to happen; the idea of IDSA was bound to evolve and be improved by its members. As I see it most of the purposes the organization originally filled are now being better met in other ways. There was a tim...
by aaron
February 11th, 2010, 11:57 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Inspiring design and sketching book
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Inspiring design and sketching book

A friend called about this post and just in case others have the same questions: Oblagon is one of Syd Mead's books and no, none of the renderings in Michael's books are as detailed as those in Oblagon. Sorry if my description was misleading. Believe me, you will enjoy Michael's book.
by aaron
February 10th, 2010, 1:41 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Inspiring design and sketching book
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Inspiring design and sketching book

I just received a copy of Michael DiTullo's new book. It is fun to look at and inspiring on many levels. I think every designer would enjoy having a copy. It is like car styling magazine, Oblagon and ID magazine all rolled into one and without any fluff. It must have taken him forever to get so many...
by aaron
February 3rd, 2010, 10:30 am
Forum: students and schools
Topic: A BIG problem!! Can I be still accepted?
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: A BIG problem!! Can I be still accepted?

It all depends on where they are at in the review process and how their review process is organized. It is possible that they review in order of date submitted in which case you could still be considered but you will not know unless you contact them directly. Good luck.
by aaron
January 19th, 2010, 12:27 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Writing about design...
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Writing about design...

I don't know what it means either.
by aaron
December 29th, 2009, 1:33 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: 2010 Olympic torch
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: 2010 Olympic torch

I thought I read something about the torch being designed and engineered by Bombardier. I think that the inspiration was said to be the snow drifted mountains outside Vancouver.
by aaron
December 28th, 2009, 11:34 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me with closed cell foam prototyping?
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Can anyone help me with closed cell foam prototyping?

If you are thinking of doing it yourself Smooth-on sells pretty much everything you need. Smooth-on.com