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Let’s Build A Product

The Arts Mechanical

I started this blog to share my experience in the design and development of products.  So far I haven’t done as much as I would have liked.  I’ve been getting distracted by stuff I encounter and writing rants about them.  While that’s fun, it’s not what I really wanted to do with this blog.  So I’m going to bite the bullet and actually start talking about the product development process.  I’m dong this mostly because of Makerbot. I watched the early days and I had to cringe at the way they did things. If you knew what to look for you could tell that they had little experience in how to take their idea and turn it into a manufacturable product.  Here’s a picture.

There are a bunch of issues here.  One is all the loose wires. That’s really unattractive and looks like the machine is just hacked together.  Second the…

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