Toby B


Portland, OR, USA

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  • "Looks promising, note that cyclists often can't see a turn signal / indicator if they're riding next to a truck, so another design improvement would just be an extra light that's clearly visible from the side of the truck, not only in front of it or behind it."
    on: RightViu: Continental's Retrofittable Right Side Blind Spot Monitor for Trucks, to Protect Cyclists
  • "Looks like those extra "In 1500 or less words..." paragraphs need to be deleted off the post."
    on: HEX - a new way to light your space
  • "It would be interesting to know if any bonding occurs where the materials are in contact. My instinct is no, that these are just held together by friction (like some jewelry settings), on a large scale. They are visually appealing, though I suspect you laser-weld or even silver-solder most of them without ruining their simplicity. But then you wouldn't have such a good story to tell..."
    on: Frozen Solid
  • "I like the idea, but white canvas seems like a risky choice - my current tool bags are dark blue, and if they weren't dark to start with, they'd be pretty grimy-looking..."
    on: Tough and Timeless: The New USA-Made Hand-Eye Mechanic's Bag
  • "I like the embroidery hoop frame more than the acrylic one, I would think that even a high-torque movement (like the ones intended to drive large hands) would wear out fairly quickly from the drag on the fabric - does it affect the timekeeping any?"
    on: SH 12 Wall Clock
  • "Looks promising, though I would say I am surprised to see the retail price being projected at double the crowdfunded one - I wouldn't think enough demand would be there, at $399."
    on: Better Design Yields a Smarter Scanner
  • "I agree this seems basically unnecessary - for most watches, switching bands is not very difficult (or you could have a jeweller do it, if you didn't want to learn how yourself)."
    on: A Watch with Interchangeable Drop-In Faces and a More Ergonomic Way to Change Straps
  • "Yes, I believe the sink drains into the drum, so it's a sort of mini-graywater system."
    on: Samsung Invents Washing Machine with a Built-In Sink
  • "They have a nice profile, but it's odd that only the ICFF "action shot" shows power cords... are they really just sticking out the side? It seems like using tubing instead of wire would let them hide the cord, at least."
    on: Meet Queue, A Linear LED Pendant System from Rich Brilliant Willing
  • "I like small Ti tools as much as the next person, but I would say that if you wanted to carry random hex bits using one of these would be more flexible (you can carry it with only a bit, too) : http://countycomm.com/edckey.html"
    on: Turning Kickstarter into Kickcontinuer
  • "The 'more information' link is broken, at a guess it needs its http://http://www.atelierrobotiq.com"
    on: Fiber Pattern Lamp: A Lightweight Lamp Made by Robots
  • "And it leaves them playing catch-up, even at that. Now your lab will have to keep a box of ye olde iPhone5-s around. Cameras are cheap, and making the device pair via BT or wi-fi would have made it compatible with phones, tablets, laptops, etc."
    on: Biomeme One3
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