Fraser Pyke

Product Design Engineer, POD Active
Geelong VIC 3220, Australia

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  • "Is that a bottle opener on the Carabiner?"
    on: Nike's Air Force 1 Low to Have Carabiners for Swooshes
  • "Although I'm not from one of these cultures, I imagine it could be more readily accepted in countries where communal dining/cooking is popular like the French Raclette or Chinese Hot Pot.I'm sure a smaller unit would be very popular in future apartments."
    on: A Dining Table That You Can Cook On
  • "You plug your car into the sponsored charging station.The charging station communicates with the car and it instantly begins projecting the sponsor's commercials on the car's dash, radio and headlights.You walk away, it stops charging."
    on: Audi E-Tron Concept Uses Headlights to Project a Videogame You Can Play While Car Charges
  • "These are great!I assume it is constructed similar to a leather sports ball, aka, an inflatable bladder that is inserted into the leather outer.It reminds me of the inflatable tent structures or kite surfing kites that have been around for at least a decade. A great application."
    on: Inflatable Leather Furniture
  • "I believe the process is Carbon3D's EPU material.https://www.carbon3d.com/industries/consumer/Very cool stuff the way they can tune the density of the structure in different areas.Also lots of potential for use with scanning technology to create a perfect fit for a customer in things like helmets, impact protection.There is more information about their materials in the link above."
    on: More Comfortable Bike Saddles, Courtesy of 3D Printing
  • "I just did a quick CAD sketch to understand how it all moves. I think the tension of the canvas caused by you sitting in it will stop the chair collapsing backwards. Also the legs are spread wide enough that your center of gravity (ass) will remain inside them.Yes you can probably fall out of it if you try hard enough but the same could be said about most chairs.Honestly this looks like a heap of fun to sit in. Its probably even more fun to watch someone sit in it for the 1st time.Hats off to Dan Svarth!"
    on: Dan Svarth's Unusual Rocker-less Rocking Chair
  • "Very neat. the interior looks very homely and comfortable which is what I'd want while I sat stuck in busy city traffic.I love it all except the optional weather shroud. Surely they could have made weather proofing part of the charging port design. I almost feel like they had a solution but it didn't quite work so they made a tarp to throw over the top?"
    on: Honda Releases Ultimate City Car, All-Electric, Not for Americans
  • "I can't wait for my butler to break this out at the next polo match we tailgate."
    on: A Gift You Won't Be Receiving This Holiday Season: Rolls-Royce's Push-Button Automatic Champagne Chest
  • "It's very cool. I used to work at a company that produced clothes pegs, they used a similar process for counting pegs so each bag had the correct amount. A conveyor belt took the pegs from the floor up into a hopper where they were slowly scattered onto a large segmented circle. Think of a large pizza. Each segment had its own scale and a very fast trap door. When a combination of segments hit the desired weight their trap doors opened dumping the pegs into a chute and down into the bagging operation. I imagine the same process is used for lots of small loose items and probably food like candies etc too."
    on: Fascinating Design for a Machine That Helps Food Packagers Hit Target Weights for Multiple Items
  • "I agree that there isn't much difference between this and a regular tool box, multi compartment bag, etc as far as functionality goes.One benefit the zippered compartments have over a tool roll is the ability to hold small items such as fasteners, socket heads, anything that isn't your traditional long narrow form that tool rolls hold so well. I did a motorbike ride across Australia and used a Fox Deluxe Toolpack. It was the best of both worlds with one compartment having elastic loops perfect for spanners etc a large zippered compartment where I kept cable ties, fuel hose, electrical tape. It had two small compartments which had fuses, racing wire and some small tools like a valve puller.I guess what I'm trying to say is I see this working for the user who wants to bring their tools and all their consumables and fasteners in one soft package. It would be better if it had traditional tool roll loops to hold spanners etc as well as one or two large zippered compartments for small or odd shaped items. Excuse me i need to contact a bag maker in China..."
    on: Tool Rolls with Internal Zippered Pouches, Yea or Nay?
  • "Is the wrap around grill texture of the Loft a wood laminate too?It looks like the platter of the Loft's turntable is also wood.The gloss finish and highly figured wood It is very busy. Perhaps a matte finish or a wood with less contrast in its grain would calm down the design.I also don't like the narrow footprint of the legs, it looks unstable and top heavy. The record storage also looks like an after thought and I agree would be very inconvenient to use.I would rather see the form continue to create a cabinet below for record storage and that can sit on some shorter legs."
    on: Yea or Nay? Wrensilva's Retro Hi-Fi Stereo Consoles
  • "I love the photo on the boat. It makes no sense."
    on: Crash Baggage: Damaged-Look Luggage from Italy, for Peace of Mind While Traveling
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