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Elizabeth and Phil met at the studio to work on alternative materials (space bags) for our new prototype using the industrial seam press machine. Our previous prototype #3 materials choice were nylon shower curtain for its’ waterproof and elasticity properties. However, with curtain being single ply layer sheet, we need to fold and seal all […]Read more "Mock-Up #2: Ziploc Space Bag Vest Process"
First we drew a schematic for the pattern of the vest. We then experimented with the materials. This is a shower curtain that we used the industrial heat sealer to seal edges of the plastic. We then filled the compartment with water and sealed the final edge to create a packet of water. This […]Read more "Mock-up #1: Shower Curtain Vest Video"
As 2 of the 3 team members were out this week sick, Kyle was point and taking not only the lead but the full team burden in the workshop session. We wanted to clarify the objective of this assignment, just to make sure we fully understood the end goal. Annet confirmed that we should be […]Read more "Feedback #2: Meeting w/ Annet"
packH2O also had some very interesting facts on their website, which really solidifies how large this problem truly is. I am very impressed with their design and can only image how big of an impact packH2O has already had on the people they’ve helped. So from one innovator to another, thank you. http://www.packh2o.com/Crisis/index.html Excerpt from […]Read more "Creative Boards: Elizabeth’s Inspirational Images"
The one of the primary attributes of the measuring cup that we are re-designing is the collapsibility. When contemplating the collapsible functionality, I wanted to explore different fold patterns that would produce a collapsible effect. I started with a square to reproduce a complicated fold pattern I discovered on line. The online version had a […]Read more "Pre-Mock-Up #2: Collapsability with Buckram & a Laser Cutter"
Maker: Phil Meredith