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    Discussion in 'Industrial design' started by dotschko, Nov 26, 2012.

    1. dotschko

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      Hi All,

      First time poster, please be gentle.

      The moment I left University I stopped Product Design in the physical form. It was tricky to get in where I wanted to with such an engineering based degree so decided to go on my own. Slowly my paths merged into digital design through print, corporate design, front end web, 3D visuals and currently into User Experience. I miss solid modelling every so much and have invested in a 3D printer to get back into the swing of things (a Form1 for the RP heads).

      So back to the original point. What should be the first project? I'd quite like something of a good size and complexity and it being cool wouldn't go a miss. Solidworks will probably be my weapon on choice but can easily be swayed. Perhaps some new fangled open source software.

      It could be mechanically intricate or just something with some beautiful complex curves that could take some getting right. There is rumours that a lost wax resin will be coming into play next year so that could be very fun indeed.

      Really open to suggestions and happy to help out if I can.

      Thank you

      Tom
       
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    3. telecomguy

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      Yeah I saw that a little while back. I believe they got their project cancelled from IndieGogo and their RP machine leases revoked. Lots of people didn't seem too happy with the concept! Coming from the UK, building guns is even more frowned upon :)

      A raspberry PI modular server enclosure is something that is in the back of my mind. People are starting to use quite large banks of them for various projects.
       
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      Oh yeah. I was just thinking the same thing recently after seeing "Raspberry PI" advertisements and blog posts on several sites I frequent. Was thinking that would be a good nitch to get into. I may have to buy one and just give it a try. Then I'll hit you up to build my prototypes. :eek:)
       
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      Yeah, there are a lot out there. Mostly super simple shapes that don't inspire. Frankly I'm amazed there isn't a juicy looking raspberry shaped version. This could be the first attempt and perhaps integrate a few more daily essentials like a mic and webcam.

      Then again this is probably not the point of them. They are almost a throwaway cost so perhaps could think of a fun way to use them...
       

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