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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 4: Laser Cutting, Plastic Welding

Here in Part 4, the prototype of the mobile solar charging platform starts to take shape. Industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, shows us the tricks of the trade:

– Using a laser cutter on the styrene forms that he vacuum-formed last time, he’s able to get precise shapes in a compound-curved surface

– When cutting out parts that don’t require an entire sheet of material, he uses the opportunity to cut extra test parts out of the extra material

– The versatility of styrene, which he’s even able to fashion hinges out of

– The benefits of wet sanding, and the importance of sanding blocks

– How to solvent-weld plastic with great precision

Check it out:


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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 4: Laser Cutting, Plastic Welding

Here in Part 4, the prototype of the mobile solar charging platform starts to take shape. Industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, shows us the tricks of the trade:

– Using a laser cutter on the styrene forms that he vacuum-formed last time, he’s able to get precise shapes in a compound-curved surface

– When cutting out parts that don’t require an entire sheet of material, he uses the opportunity to cut extra test parts out of the extra material

– The versatility of styrene, which he’s even able to fashion hinges out of

– The benefits of wet sanding, and the importance of sanding blocks

– How to solvent-weld plastic with great precision

Check it out:


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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 4: Laser Cutting, Plastic Welding

Here in Part 4, the prototype of the mobile solar charging platform starts to take shape. Industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, shows us the tricks of the trade:

– Using a laser cutter on the styrene forms that he vacuum-formed last time, he’s able to get precise shapes in a compound-curved surface

– When cutting out parts that don’t require an entire sheet of material, he uses the opportunity to cut extra test parts out of the extra material

– The versatility of styrene, which he’s even able to fashion hinges out of

– The benefits of wet sanding, and the importance of sanding blocks

– How to solvent-weld plastic with great precision

Check it out:


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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 2: Final Rendering

Here in Part 2 industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, has just one more step to complete before building a model of his solar charger design: Nailing that all-important final rendering.

Some of you will do this all on paper, some digitally. Strebel has developed his own workflow combining the two for greater efficiency. Here he provides some practical rendering tips including why he starts with orange and 20% grey, why black comes last, how to get gradations on paper without pastel dust getting everywhere, what’s faster to do on paper vs. faster to do digitally, and more. Check it out:

Missed Part 1? Check it out here.


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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 2: Final Rendering

Here in Part 2 industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, has just one more step to complete before building a model of his solar charger design: Nailing that all-important final rendering.

Some of you will do this all on paper, some digitally. Strebel has developed his own workflow combining the two for greater efficiency. Here he provides some practical rendering tips including why he starts with orange and 20% grey, why black comes last, how to get gradations on paper without pastel dust getting everywhere, what’s faster to do on paper vs. faster to do digitally, and more. Check it out:

Missed Part 1? Check it out here.


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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 2: Final Rendering

Here in Part 2 industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, has just one more step to complete before building a model of his solar charger design: Nailing that all-important final rendering.

Some of you will do this all on paper, some digitally. Strebel has developed his own workflow combining the two for greater efficiency. Here he provides some practical rendering tips including why he starts with orange and 20% grey, why black comes last, how to get gradations on paper without pastel dust getting everywhere, what’s faster to do on paper vs. faster to do digitally, and more. Check it out:

Missed Part 1? Check it out here.


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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 1: Ideation and Sketching

This is an eight-part series by industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, where he lets you follow along as he prototypes a portable solar charging unit.

The all-important prototyping process can be different between industrial designers and projects, but one thing that doesn’t change is that you start with ideation. Before you spend any real money, you want to first figure out what’s what by making basic, inexpensive mock-ups and doing a lot of sketching to identify and solve potential problems:


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The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 1: Ideation and Sketching

This is an eight-part series by industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, where he lets you follow along as he prototypes a portable solar charging unit.

The all-important prototyping process can be different between industrial designers and projects, but one thing that doesn’t change is that you start with ideation. Before you spend any real money, you want to first figure out what’s what by making basic, inexpensive mock-ups and doing a lot of sketching to identify and solve potential problems:


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Microsoft’s mixed reality strategy seems stalled, but is it all part of the plan?

Microsoft’s mixed reality initiative has slowed down lately, with HoloLens pushed off until 2019, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets nowhere to be seen. Should Microsoft be worried?

The post Microsoft’s mixed reality strategy seems stalled, but is it all part of the plan? appeared first on Digital Trends.

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LAYER’s New Workspace is Part Gallery, Part Studio

After Benjamin Hubert rebranded his studio to become LAYER a little over a year ago, the experience design studio has been anything but quiet. Rolling out projects like the GO wheelchair and the LABB watchband, the agency is already pushing boundaries in the realm of human centered design. Until now, what has remained quiet is the space where the magic happens. 

LAYER’s new 3,500 sqft warehouse in Hackney, London resembles a gallery space more than anything. The white walls with colored deep-set display boxes show off projects to visitors and clients in an aesthetically pleasing way:

The workspaces are minimal with a few different collaborative rooms for designers to work and share ideas, including a mildly intimidating conference room.

Soft grey room dividers make the space able to accommodate various meeting types and sizes.

The workspaces definitely won’t look this clean forever—these images are good vision board inspiration for when your studio starts looking cluttered though, I guess.

It’s refreshing to see a studio display their industrial and furniture design work as as stand alone art pieces. On a slightly unrelated note, LAYER’s muted color scheme is inspiring me to redecorate my primary color-centric apartment. 

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Benjamin Hubert is the Design Concept Jury Captain for the 2017 Core77 Design Awards.  There’s still time left to apply and have your work reviewed by the influential industrial designer! Final Deadline is March 29, 2017.


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Get Your Hands On This Creepy Extra Body Part Jewelry

Tired of having a predictable number of body parts? Then perhaps you should check out artist Nadja Buttendorf’s creepy and wonderful fingerrings and earrings. They aren’t just rings that go on your finger and regular earrings – they’re replica fingers and ears that go on your actual fingers and ears.

More info: Nadja Buttendorf (h/t: neatorama)















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This Week’s Makers Roundup, Part 2

Two Ways to Start Working with Leather

From low-tech/low-budget to using a laser cutter, David Picciuto shows you two ways to get started with leatherworking:

Bar Top Arcade Cabinet with a Raspberry Pi

Bob Clagett produces a functioning, inexpensive desktop-sized arcade machine, all using less than a single sheet of plywood:

24′ Tiny House on Wheels Tour

Ana and Jacob White give you a tour of a rolling tiny house they built for a client. It’s loaded with space-saving design tricks, and also has a plumbed bathroom:

Digital Tablet Shelf Mount

La Fabrique DIY designs a cool speaker-equipped under-shelf tablet mount, for bedtime movie-watching:

Kitchen Entry Remodel

Sandra Powell’s back, this time tackling an entryway remodeling project:

Here in Part 2, she adds the finishing touches:

Copper Desk Light w/ LED Bulb

This one reminds me a lot of ID school. Linn from Darbin Orvar improvises her way through creating a lamp, starting with raw materials and adjusting as she goes:

“Always Be Knolling”

This week Laura Kampf experiments with a leftover piece of Plexiglas to create a sign:

Making Knife Handles with Epoxy

Linn creates a series of knife handles out of epoxy (and a few with wood), experimenting with adding different colorants:


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This Week’s Makers Roundup, Part 2

Two Ways to Start Working with Leather

From low-tech/low-budget to using a laser cutter, David Picciuto shows you two ways to get started with leatherworking:

Bar Top Arcade Cabinet with a Raspberry Pi

Bob Clagett produces a functioning, inexpensive desktop-sized arcade machine, all using less than a single sheet of plywood:

24′ Tiny House on Wheels Tour

Ana and Jacob White give you a tour of a rolling tiny house they built for a client. It’s loaded with space-saving design tricks, and also has a plumbed bathroom:

Digital Tablet Shelf Mount

La Fabrique DIY designs a cool speaker-equipped under-shelf tablet mount, for bedtime movie-watching:

Kitchen Entry Remodel

Sandra Powell’s back, this time tackling an entryway remodeling project:

Here in Part 2, she adds the finishing touches:

Copper Desk Light w/ LED Bulb

This one reminds me a lot of ID school. Linn from Darbin Orvar improvises her way through creating a lamp, starting with raw materials and adjusting as she goes:

“Always Be Knolling”

This week Laura Kampf experiments with a leftover piece of Plexiglas to create a sign:

Making Knife Handles with Epoxy

Linn creates a series of knife handles out of epoxy (and a few with wood), experimenting with adding different colorants:


Core77

This Week’s Makers Roundup, Part 2

Two Ways to Start Working with Leather

From low-tech/low-budget to using a laser cutter, David Picciuto shows you two ways to get started with leatherworking:

Bar Top Arcade Cabinet with a Raspberry Pi

Bob Clagett produces a functioning, inexpensive desktop-sized arcade machine, all using less than a single sheet of plywood:

24′ Tiny House on Wheels Tour

Ana and Jacob White give you a tour of a rolling tiny house they built for a client. It’s loaded with space-saving design tricks, and also has a plumbed bathroom:

Digital Tablet Shelf Mount

La Fabrique DIY designs a cool speaker-equipped under-shelf tablet mount, for bedtime movie-watching:

Kitchen Entry Remodel

Sandra Powell’s back, this time tackling an entryway remodeling project:

Here in Part 2, she adds the finishing touches:

Copper Desk Light w/ LED Bulb

This one reminds me a lot of ID school. Linn from Darbin Orvar improvises her way through creating a lamp, starting with raw materials and adjusting as she goes:

“Always Be Knolling”

This week Laura Kampf experiments with a leftover piece of Plexiglas to create a sign:

Making Knife Handles with Epoxy

Linn creates a series of knife handles out of epoxy (and a few with wood), experimenting with adding different colorants:


Core77

This Week’s Makers Roundup, Part 2

Two Ways to Start Working with Leather

From low-tech/low-budget to using a laser cutter, David Picciuto shows you two ways to get started with leatherworking:

Bar Top Arcade Cabinet with a Raspberry Pi

Bob Clagett produces a functioning, inexpensive desktop-sized arcade machine, all using less than a single sheet of plywood:

24′ Tiny House on Wheels Tour

Ana and Jacob White give you a tour of a rolling tiny house they built for a client. It’s loaded with space-saving design tricks, and also has a plumbed bathroom:

Digital Tablet Shelf Mount

La Fabrique DIY designs a cool speaker-equipped under-shelf tablet mount, for bedtime movie-watching:

Kitchen Entry Remodel

Sandra Powell’s back, this time tackling an entryway remodeling project:

Here in Part 2, she adds the finishing touches:

Copper Desk Light w/ LED Bulb

This one reminds me a lot of ID school. Linn from Darbin Orvar improvises her way through creating a lamp, starting with raw materials and adjusting as she goes:

“Always Be Knolling”

This week Laura Kampf experiments with a leftover piece of Plexiglas to create a sign:

Making Knife Handles with Epoxy

Linn creates a series of knife handles out of epoxy (and a few with wood), experimenting with adding different colorants:


Core77

This Week’s Makers Roundup, Part 2

Two Ways to Start Working with Leather

From low-tech/low-budget to using a laser cutter, David Picciuto shows you two ways to get started with leatherworking:

Bar Top Arcade Cabinet with a Raspberry Pi

Bob Clagett produces a functioning, inexpensive desktop-sized arcade machine, all using less than a single sheet of plywood:

24′ Tiny House on Wheels Tour

Ana and Jacob White give you a tour of a rolling tiny house they built for a client. It’s loaded with space-saving design tricks, and also has a plumbed bathroom:

Digital Tablet Shelf Mount

La Fabrique DIY designs a cool speaker-equipped under-shelf tablet mount, for bedtime movie-watching:

Kitchen Entry Remodel

Sandra Powell’s back, this time tackling an entryway remodeling project:

Here in Part 2, she adds the finishing touches:

Copper Desk Light w/ LED Bulb

This one reminds me a lot of ID school. Linn from Darbin Orvar improvises her way through creating a lamp, starting with raw materials and adjusting as she goes:

“Always Be Knolling”

This week Laura Kampf experiments with a leftover piece of Plexiglas to create a sign:

Making Knife Handles with Epoxy

Linn creates a series of knife handles out of epoxy (and a few with wood), experimenting with adding different colorants:


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