Rob Wilkey

Industrial Designer
Atlanta, GA, USA

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  • 8 Favorited Articles

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  • "Great work, Mark! Gonna be adding some of these to my camping kit!"
    on: A Combination Carabiner/Rope Tightener
  • "That's a fair point, but Gruyeres sees an annual average high of 72°F so I think they'll be in the clear"
    on: Awesome Street Furniture in This Swiss Roadside Public Toilet Renovation
  • "Nitpicky comment because I really love 99% of this concept, but weird to see them go for such a strange gear shifter and a push-button parking brake, given how straightforward and functional the rest of the design is. A column or dial shifter and cable driven lever parking brake seem more aligned with the rest of the design ethos here."
    on: A Tiny, Rectilinear Electric Van With Swappable Panels, Modular Interior
  • "More to do with safety regulations on vehicles in the US vs. EU. We have a lot of safety standards that are (maybe surprisingly) more stringent than EU standards, as in the US there is a much more realistic chance that someone gets clobbered by a massive pickup drifting out of an oncoming lane doing 85mph in a 2-lane highway with a 70mph speed limit. That sort of catastrophic scenario is much more of a rarity in the EU, and they can get away with designing things to withstand less than that and get them approved for mass-market distribution.Also the US hates cars not made in the US and pulls all the tricks in the book to keep them out unless someone shows a way to make it profitable for us."
    on: This $10,600 EV is by the Same Designer as a $3 Million Hypercar
  • "I absolutely love this. Imagine the waste we'd avoid if this approach was taken for most consumer electronics. I understand the drawbacks, but personally I've never been worried about dropping my phone in a toilet and I'm not one to chase the latest and greatest features. I just want something that works reliably for several years at least (I went from an iPhone 5 to an iPhone 12, hoping to make it that many generations again before I have to upgrade). This is an understandably niche request, but I wish they'd make a mini version of this phone. A pocket-sized, modular, repairable, responsible phone is my tech dream. "
    on: Reader-Submitted Project: Scandinavian Innovation Firm Above and the "World's Most Repairable Smartphone"
  • "Having seen and sat on this chair at an event at Georgia Tech, I have to say that it is even more impressive in person - which is saying a lot. I believe he said it was his first time building a piece of furniture, too!"
    on: Great Industrial Design Student Work: Jared Teiger's Sapele Serenade Chair
  • "Our awesome shop teacher for the College of Architecture (including the schools of Industrial Design and Building Construction) did and excellent job of teaching us at least the basics of wood expansion and contraction.  He's actually a big part of the reason why I became so interested in and involved with woodworking.Thanks, Tripp!"
    on: From the WTF Department: A Rotating Book Server, Designed During the Renaissance, Recreated and Mis-built by Architecture Students, Destroyed by Terrorists
  • "This kid is already cooler than me"
    on: Watch This Kid Forge Old Drill Bits into Super-Sharp Whittling Knives
  • "I understand the concept of limiting usage ("dosage"?) to prevent patients from over-using the treatment and harming themselves, but I still feel that any instance of charging a subscription for something that is objectively, imminently available and built in is a wholly disgusting side of capitalism. There are no additional costs incurred in making this device freely usable (or for making the heated seats in your BMW indefinitely usable), but due to "lost revenue opportunity" or whatever archaic bullshit capitalistic justification, we've allowed these companies to build in so many extra layers of redundant waste just to squeeze every last dime that they can out of people. Makes my skin crawl.Anyway, interested to see how patients feel about this cool pain relief tech"
    on: Industrial Design Case Study: HS Design's Handheld Pain Relief Device
  • "unfortunately the link to his website now routes to a phishing/spyware crap site. same, because I would have loved to have purchased these plans. anyone know if there is a way to fix this?"
    on: Timothy Wilmot's Multi-Function Tool Cart
  • "why does it feel so cramped and claustrophobic though?"
    on: This Office's Glass Walls are Made by a Bullet Train Windshield Manufacturer
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