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  1. Pandebus

    1St Portfolio Website

    Hiya everybody, I recently launched my website to showcase some of my work. It's still a work in progress, there are a few known issues. If you find a bit that is broken, it'd be great if you could post a screenshot (I'm fairly new at the whole coding thingy ) www.pauldemedeiros.com what do ya guys think?
  2. You should keep in mind that often people who study ID don't end up becoming designers. Here in Holland at least about 60% of ID students end up becoming managers in some company or other.
  3. Pandebus

    Sketches To Kickstarter?

    I think it's an interesting concept and executed very nicely. Probably your best bet is to just roll it out and see how it is received. I think, personally (although I'm not an expert on the matter) that this would be great as a function of the Kickstarter website. As a standalone website I don't think it will be used very much - people are lazy and why would they go on prefundia to see concepts where the inventor hasn't even taken the time to make a kickstarter campaign, if they can just go on Kickstarter and see other concepts that have more info and interesting videos. Maybe you can put prefundia on kickstarter and see what the response is
  4. wow, awesome pictures! The blue light also looks really good
  5. Pandebus

    1St Portfolio Website

    thanks for the tips =)
  6. looks neat. Not saying I would do any better, but here are some things that come to my mind (I realize that you won't be able to change much until tuesday, sorry about that ^^): - I'm wondering whether Acrylic is the best material to go with? It doesn't really give the product a 'premium' feel, something that a hi-fi system should have IMHO. (also, it is not so very strong, so the outside will break easily if it is bumped around by drunk people…) - at the moment the shape doesn't give it any added functionality. Usually HiFi systems try to use the shape to give it good audio qualities (so the sound waves fill each part of the room, instead of canceling each other out) - are you using a laser cutter? If so, I see no reason why the controller shouldn't fit better into the acrylic shape. If not, you should I really like the idea with the light though - it is a unique feature for your design. just some critique, might seem a bit harsh, but know that for a school project this looks really good
  7. Pandebus

    3D Printed Cycling Glasses

    Pretty neat design. I wonder whether there's any light leaking over the top? seeing as it's such a square design. Also, how did you manage to make the hinges? seems to me like a pretty difficult hint to do with a 3D printer...
  8. Pandebus

    Wacom With Integrated Harddisk

    I suggest you take a look at the Wacom DTU's, maybe you can use them in combination with a laptop. Rumor is that Wacom is working on a tablet (kinda like the iPad) with the functionality you describe, but as far as I know those are only rumors. Also take a look at Lenovo Thinkpad tablets, I think I remember seeing some with pressure sensitive pens.
  9. Pandebus

    Questions & Answers

    "Entries with 5 or more progress images in their thread might receive a bonus vote." Will this be honored, or not?
  10. My final submission Sorry to say I didn't have enough time to make some neater sketches… And no colors, cuz no markers I decided not to go with the trailer idea: the idea is just too crazy, plus I don't think it makes sense to make one for designers in general. If one where to design one you'd have to look at the designer that is going to use it: what are his habits, preferences, and how does he/she plan to use it.
  11. Hi all, first post on this forum, super excited to have found a community of product designers I'll kick off with a contribution to this challenge, I hope to use it as an excuse to practice sketching and concept creation. It would be great to get some feedback on the process =) Concept My concept is 'the ultimate mobile workspace'. A designer's toolbox is not only the markers he draws with, nor is it just the computer he draws on. I believe the world is an important part of a designer's toolbox: it is a source of inspiration and also the frame of reference: a designer should not only create something that is beautiful, but also something that is relevant to it's surroundings. An important part of designing is going 'out there', experiencing the world from different perspectives and living (or trying to live) through the eyes of others. The perfect toolbox would be complete: offering the designer all the comfort and functionality he needs whilst letting the designer go out into the world to design from the user's perspective. However, designing in the open is a very dynamic process. Thus the toolbox should be adjustable for all situations. Idea The 'Globetrotter' is the ultimate mobile workspace. It offers complete and easy assistance to the designer: from a complete workspace with a desk, computer and water dispenser to a small and ultra portable bag. The four parts of the globetrotter are: - Mobile: A car trailer that offers the designer a studio-like experience on the go. Whether you are in the mountains in the snow or on a sunny beach, the Mobile Globetrotter offers extreme comfort and a homely work-experience. - Xtra Mobile: For those times that a trailer is just a little bit too much, the Xtra Mobile Globetrotter offers all the tools a designer needs while on the road or in the air. A suitcase-sized toolbox that clicks right into the Mobile Globetrotter. - Portable: Detach a special compartment in the Xtra Mobile Globetrotter and you've got yourself a handy backpack containing everything a designer needs for on-location work. From a laptop to a cup of coffee, this portable toolbox allows you to work efficiently anywhere, anytime. - Ultra Portable: Tired of lugging around your tools but still want to be able to sketch that random idea at the most unexpected time? Dislodge this tiny bag from the Portable Globetrotter and you're ready to go! These four parts are all part of each other, like Matryoshka dolls. This way you can quickly and easily switch between toolboxes. In short: a trailer, suitcase, backpack and small bag. Contents Here you can see the tools I want to include in the Globetrotter. feel free to skip this if you don't like lists Mobile: (((iPad Mini, iPhone, paper, water bottle, pens/pencils/markers, hobby knife, headphones.))) ((MacBook Air, portable beamer, paper, Intuos 5, portable mic, compact camera, portable Hard disk, water bottle, thermos, extra battery pack, pens/markers/pencils, headphones, something to draw on, extra space, USB stick )) (Small Cintiq, portable speaker, snowball Mic, USB Dock, compact camera, water bottle, thermo, extra battery packs, iPad 4, cap, extra clothes, hip flask, pens/pencils/markers, headphones, bed) Mac Pro, 2x27" display, beamer, paper, cintiq, music, Yeti mic, USB Dock, desk lamp, Canon Cinema DSLR, whitescreen, 2 TB external Hard disk, water, coffee machine, Batteries, sun shade, extra clothes, Strong drinks, glasses, pens/pencils/markers, hobby knifes etc., lightbox, filing system, 3D printer, docking station for iPod/iPad connected to speakers, Wifi hotspot, bed, fan, books Xtra Mobile: ( (iPad Mini, iPhone, paper, water bottle, pens/pencils/markers, hobby knife, headphones.)) (MacBook Air, portable beamer, paper, Intuos 5, portable mic, compact camera, portable Hard disk, water bottle, thermos, extra battery pack, pens/markers/pencils, headphones, something to draw on, extra space, USB stick ) Small Cintiq, portable speaker, snowball Mic, USB Dock, compact camera, water bottle, thermo, extra battery packs, iPad 4, cap, extra clothes, hip flask, pens/pencils/markers, hobby knife, headphones, bed (?) Portable: (iPad Mini, iPhone, paper, water bottle, pens/pencils/markers, hobby knife, headphones.) MacBook Air, portable beamer, paper, Intuos 5, portable mic, compact camera, portable Hard disk, water bottle, thermos, extra battery pack, pens/markers/pencils, hobby knife, headphones, something to draw on, extra space(?), USB Stick Ultra portable, iPad Mini, iPhone, paper, water bottle, pens/pencils/markers, hobby knife, headphones. Light grey items are included in the slot(s) below. the more brackets the lower the slot. I will try to cut down on duplicate items by making items in a lower slot accessible to higher slots, but compromises will have to be made. Please give a shout if there is something you would like to add to/scrap from the list. Making the toolbox mobile is more important than including all the items, though I think it should be possible to include them all. Notes I realize I got a little carried away with thinking about what an ultimate toolbox would be for a designer. I know the concept could be realized, but at such a high cost that nobody short of Jonathan Ive would be able to afford it. However, I don't think the task is to design something affordable, so I decided to have some fun
  12. And a quick sketch I did to figure out what I want to do with the suitcase. Top half is the backpack, bottom half is suitcase, you can fill it with whatever you want. You can slide the two parts apart to use the padded back as a mattress.
  13. Pandebus

    Elm Wood Furniture

    Some pretty awesome stuff! If you would like to share, it'd be great if you could tell something about the design prices and/or manufacturing I find furniture design very intriguing, and this is some cool stuff.
  14. Pandebus

    Entry Thread

    That orange sketch is pretty awesome man Could you maybe explain some of the functionality of the bag? it's not totally clear to me what the different parts do...
  15. You could try using leather. Also it would be great to have a hole in the middle, so you can touch the cards through the hole, and that way slide them out.
  16. Pandebus

    Questions & Answers

    Maybe a bit late: I'm wondering what the exact deadline is? like; 6th of January 2013 23:59 GMT So: what is the exact deadline? is it at the end of the 6th, or before the 6th? and what timezone?
  17. A quick sketch I made to explore the design of the backpack. It's inspired by an awesome bag that I have and use very regularly. The main bag is made of polyester, the front has a leather push (with stretchy stuff on the sides to make it stretchy, and also it's in the same shape and color as the lid of the shoulder bag. The shoulder bag is on the lower right-hand corner, so you can easily reach it without taking off the backpack, this way you have quick and easy access to the things inside. The shoulder bag slots into a connector, so it can charge with the battery pack which is in the front compartment. The front compartment has a kind of drawer with slots for the battery, Hard disk, USB stick, Pico Projector (from Optoma), Blue Snowflake Microphone, any compact camera and a box that is filled with drawing pencils/pens/markers etc, which can double as a board to draw on. The box is made of wood, the drawer of rubbery plastic. The back compartment has room for the MBA, paper and intros 5. The left-hand side has a little push for a thermos bottle (the one that can be attached to the shoulder bag) The back of the bag is padded, making it softer, and creating space between the bag and your back for ventilation. The shoulderstraps are made of leather with sheepswool. They can easily be detached, so one can be used as the strap for the shoulder bag. The whole bag has a hard shell so it keeps its shape. Any advice/comments/critique is very welcome It'd also be great if you could comment on my sketching, maybe there's some technical trick I'm missing
  18. So, little update on my process. I decided to scrap my last design: too many parts, too chunky and the moving part is annoying. I decided to go with a unibody-style chassis purely made of aluminum. It's lighter and stronger than wood. On top you've got slots for an iPad mini, iPhone, some Deqtiq markers, a pencil/pen and paper. The sides of the bag have magnets, so on both sides you can clip on either a thermos, a holder for pens/pencils or two little leather bags . The flap on top is made of leather, it too closes with a magnet. The thermos is made of aluminum, with a leather sleeve around it. The shoulderstrap is padded on the inside with pure sheepswool. The items on top go into the slots like SD cards in a camera. Push them down so they spring out a little bit. this way the toolbox really feels like a piece of industrial equipment, and more like a toolbox than just a small bag. plus it is great to hear a little 'click' when you're taking out your marker to make a quick sketch. And this bag is really small, about as wide and tall as an iPad mini and 5 cm thick. The slots for iPad and iPhone automatically dock the devices when they're inserted. On the bottom of the bag there's a micro-usb port, when the bag slots into the backpack this automatically slots into a cable so the devices can be charged automatically. On the drawing the slot for iPad and iPhone are a bit too thin. In reality this can be compensated by making the slot for the paper a bit thinner. this slot has a divider in the middle, so you can divide used and unused paper. There is space for one pen or pencil in between the deqtiq markers, these can alternatively be stored in the extra leather etui that clips on with the magnets on the side.
  19. Pandebus

    Toolbox By Designers For Designers

    that's pretty cool. You do certainly need to do something about those stripes, kind of defeats the purpose of having a portable drawing board if it isn't even straight. Also you might want to refine the storage inside, at the moment I would just fill it up with coffee...
  20. Pandebus

    Questions & Answers

    That would be very much appreciated
  21. thanks man is there any gear you would like to add to the list, or do you think it's complete? I've started on doing some sketches. I wanted to start with the smallest stage - the shoulder bag, because that way I can make sure the devices in there are accessible once I build it into the next bag. I found that material is very important when designing the shape of a bag. I think for this design I should try to achieve a non-consumerist product. Through material and shape I want to achieve the goal to make this a product that you can use for your entire life. (Not like recent Apple computers that die after 2 years). What's important there is that the material actually looks better with wear and tear. So I started looking around and I found that the schoolbag I have certainly does not meet this criterium. However I remember my dad's bag which is made of leather and metal. That bag didn't become uglier with use: it gained character. I also saw that my desk, made of wood, doesn't look bad, despite it's 25+ years of service. So I decided that I want to use wood, metal and leather in my bag. To keep the bag light I decided to use aluminum, plywood and leather straps. The plywood I'm going for is Cherry wood plywood (my favorite kind of wood), steam-bent into shape. I'm including a few sketches. In the first sketch you can see some rough ideas and me trying to find out how I want to organize the bag. I've chosen not to let it be an 'open' bag. Instead the bag has different slots for the different objects inside. My current bags don't have this, and I frequently find my pens scattered on the bottom of the bag. To avoid this each pen has a slot, as does the water bottle, iPhone, iPad and the paper. Then there's still space for an extra slot where you can put things like keys etc. Then I started thinking about the construction of the bag. I decided to fill the middle with a block of foam. On top and on the sides the plywood and on the bottom, front and back a bent aluminum sheet. On the top there's an aluminum lid that doesn't' fold open, it slides. I still have to figure out how this will work exactly, but I kinda like the idea of sliding open your toolbox, this gives you a much more orderly and dignified time when you open your toolbox than if you had to fight with the flap that you have to awkwardly hold open with one hand. Finally a sketch where I put together my ideas so I can remember what I had in mind when I continue my work. I you have any tips for my sketching, it would be very much appreciated! I have never followed classes or anything like that, so having a human (and not a tutorial) tell me what to do would be great =D
  22. Pandebus

    Chilli Pepper Ale's Toolbox

    I like how you start out by defining the essence of what a toolbox is. However, I wonder whether nowadays computers can be seen as non-essential for designers? I have yet to encounter anything that was designed, built and sold without computers in the last few years.
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    Hi michal, looking forward to see some of your work! Do you have some kind of a website/Forrst/Dribble/Twitter account? =D
  24. Pandebus

    The Introspective Toolbox

    I really love starting with just sketching: trying out different ideas quickly and effectively: what does it look like from different angles, how are the mechanics going to work? I agree that having either a tablet or a sketchpad would be distracting. But maybe you can design it so it works easily with Inkling or something similar, so you can be sketching and then seamlessly go on working on your idea digitally. I think nowadays it wouldn't make sense to leave out the digital part of design when making a toolbox for designers.
  25. Pandebus


    Hi everybody, I'm Paul de Medeiros, 17 year old high school student in Utrecht, Holland. I simply love design and have been practicing graphic design for the past 4 years or so. However my heart lies with product design. At the moment I'm trying to learn as much as I can about product design before I study Industrial Design at Delft. I've got a few projects running, hope to be able to share with you and get great feedback =)

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