Tag: design

Your Engineering Degree Doesn’t Mean Smack Without the Knack.

10 May, 2010 by in CULTURE
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Little did you know it, but that engineering degree you spent 100k and 5+ years completing, fueled by cafeteria food, long nights and the occasional nervous breakdown… may actually be making you less useful, or at the very least need some flare.

In an article at Techcrunch, Vivek Wadhwa goes up against some thoughts from Guy Kawasaki on engineering knowledge versus business knowledge, and the need for each in the startup world. Wadhwa basically says, an engineering degree, by itself, isn’t good enough… hmmm, what do you think?

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Finger. TableSaw. I Dare You.

09 Dec, 2008 by in DESIGN
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Nobody wants bloody digits laying about, cluttering up a finely dusted workshop floor. That’s just bad business. That’s why this one, designed in SolidWorks, is made to leave your nubs attached to the hand.

News of the SawStop severed the airwaves a while back, but the Discover Channel Time Warp Show meets up with inventor Steve Gass to taks a slow-motion look at how it works and what happens when he puts his finger on the blade. Video below.

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STOP Strumming. Start Rockin’. Blackbird Guitars Designed in SolidWorks

19 Nov, 2008 by in DESIGN
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blackbird guitar designed in solidworksYou can strum all day long and wear down the clearcoat on the wooden body of your regular old guitar, or you can be awesome and check out the humidity-proof, carbon fiber Blackbird Rider from Blackbird Guitars.

Picking out tunes can be done in either Steel or Nylon String flavors and you’ll have the added cool factor that it was completely designed in SolidWorks to handle those brawly hours of road travel and create a sound that is simply beautiful.

So, leave your classic in the case and check out these pics and video.
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The Cylons Are Coming and SolidWorks is Helping

18 Sep, 2008 by in DESIGN
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We’re in the exhilarating second half of the SolidWorks Press Event and as you can see from the live coverage, PAL Robotics is debuting the Humanoid Robot and striking fear in the hearts of those that know what is to come.

Even though they’ll stab their metal jowls through the heart of the ‘peaceful’ societies of earth, it’s dang cool technologies and it’s developed completely in SolidWorks. We’re seeing it on stage. No wires, no assistance. and two creepy looking eyes.

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Di-Cycle: The Two-wheel Bicycle Designed For Watery Places

11 Sep, 2008 by in DESIGN
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Di-Cycle bicycle designNow, think about it folks. When you’re cruising across the rocks, roads and roundabouts on your normal bicycle, you never know when a gaping water hole is going to open up right in front of you. Certain doom.

Fortunately, this bicycle concept, could save you from landing face down in a muddy channel plus make you look kinda cool. It’s making the rounds and just about everyone is saying, check.. this… OUT.

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the Beautiful Machines of Particle Acceleration and Nuclear Fusion

10 Sep, 2008 by in ROCKIN'
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Large Hadron Collider designSo, yesterday in Switzerland, a bunch of subatomic particles busted out a lap around the largest, most powerful particle accelerator ever conceived by us tiny humans.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is up and running, but it’s not the only project testing the vast limits of scientific discovery. Japan’s Large Helical Device has some fancy nuclear fusion experiments going on as well.

The projects are amazing, but what’s truly spectacular is the design that has gone into these magnificent creations. Take a look.

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2 Freakishly Amazing Mechanized Creations

08 Sep, 2008 by in DESIGN
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mechanized light designTwo, yes two mechanized designs of wonder and astonishment.

You may think them mildly amusing at first, but after gazing upon the shear genius of these creations, I think you’ll agree with me that they are right on par with being two items you wish you could attach as appendages somehow… or use in your library.

The thought that goes into the design of these mechanized creations is phenomenal. Take a look.

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Flexsteel: Soft and Coooshy Furniture Designed in SolidWorks

03 Sep, 2008 by in DESIGN
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Just look at that nice couple. So overcome with comfort from a sofa designed in SolidWorks, they’re about to smash there poor faces right into each other. Not too uncommon, but furniture designed in SolidWorks, that’s something that’ll make you look forward to bloody noses.

Flexsteel has been making furniture for over 100 years. After being part of furniture customization over that period of time, it’s easy to see why moving to 3D could add a lot of value to the array of products they create.

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Wearable MotorCycle Video: Clean Your Face With Pavement

25 Aug, 2008 by in DESIGN
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wearable motorcycleIf you keep an eye out for motorcycles you can wear, you may have seen this one zipping face down across the pavement of the internet.

I know it’s not as practical (less dangerous?) as the two wheel versions we see everyday weaving in and out of traffic, but if you want to go from 0-60 in 3 seconds laying prostrate 10 inches off the ground, this three-wheeled electric motorcycle and video are just for you.
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Prototype This! These Guys Will Show You How

19 Aug, 2008 by in DESIGN
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Gather all of your calendars together, open them all to October 2008 and repeatedly circle October 15th till someone asks, “What are you doing?”

Here’s where you jump up into their face and tell them very quickly with no breaths, “Prototype This!, a new show on the Discovery Channel starts October fifteenth with 13 episodes and 4 guys that show you how products are conceptualized, created, tested, redesigned, tested and used in real life.”

It’s ok if they balk. They now know to look out for the new TV show coming up in October on the Discovery Channel and will probably thank you later on.
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