April 06, 2012
Parts are getting close to production quality, with just a few fitment tweaks left. As with a lot of things in the design world, it looks like we have some friendly competition on the horizon. In addition to being a similar concept it also shares a similar name, the Wine Hive.
March 23, 2012
Yay, our dual head Replicator just arrived. Fresh off the assembly line!
March 07, 2012
These are the prototype parts for our modular wine rack. With v2.0 we are looking at how to make the shipping process more efficient. In this updated configuration everything will be flat packed. Once the end user receives the product, it will be assembled using two simple connector designs.
January 20, 2012
Just put our order in for a Makerbot Replicator. Will be fun to have some rapid prototyping capabilities in-house to compliment the external RP shops that we normally use.
January 02, 2012
Just installed a Nest at the office. Even within the first hour after installation we can already tell a difference in the way temperature is controlled. Great product!
December 16, 2011
The very early start of another in-house project. Good to step away from the computer and build something with our hands again. We’ll be updating as progress is made.
November 30, 2011
Christmas came early this morning! Prototypes of our OPTIC tumblers arrived at the office. These glasses are lathe blown in Boulder, Colorado by Allen Scientific and “tested” with one of our favorite whiskeys from Koval, distilled just down the street from our office.
Stay tuned for more updates on this project.
October 01, 2011
Our new site is finally up and running. Yay!
July 01, 2011
Oh look! While walking through a Target this weekend, I stumbled across a collection of patio furniture we helped develop last year (table and chairs, not the pineapples).
Our responsibility on this project was mainly back end CAD development; balancing structural stability and minimum material usage (aluminum). Developing the machine cast components very precisely in CAD allowed us to take every bit of excess material waste out of the product while staying true to the original design intent.
June 22, 2011
Just a simple exercise using laser cut and etched walnut, inspired by the Companion Cube from Portal/Portal 2. All done in the name of science!!!
The above image shows the parts straight from the laser cutter. The material is masked prior to cutting, protecting the surface from smoke marks. Once complete, the masking is peeled away to expose the surface in preparation for coating.