Zach Wheeler

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California, USA

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  • "Clever design but again, misleading title. This is not "zero waste" since there are about 100 holes cut into the board.  Also does "zero waste' refer to the manufactuing process used to make this?  I've never seen a laser-cutter run on air with no waste produced"
    on: Clever Design: A Zero-Waste Flatpack Chessboard and Pieces Made from a Single Sheet
  • "make a wide-mouth version"
    on: Joseph Joseph's Designey Water Bottle Lid-Capturing Solution
  • "Also what is the point in referencing a Honda CBR 600 RR motorcycle geometry when building a pedal power bicycle?  Why not just reference an actual bicycle?  The final product seems to share none of the moto proportions anyway....Is this meant to be an example of good design? Or good design intentions gone bad?"
    on: A Mechanical Engineer's Designey Take on an E-Bike
  • "That's the exact reason I dislike the new logo. Looks like they applied "Transformers" font. Also not sure I understand why the 'k" is lowercase but the "A" is uppercase? Seems too angular and sharp for a consumer friendly company. Almost all the others are round and friendly. Kia's knifeblade logo looks painful."
    on: Volvo Changes Logo, Finally Joins the Flat Movement
  • "I don't see anything that prevents the rack from swinging into the bike frame.  Seems to attach at the bars and that is the only contact point.  I imagine heavy loads bouncing around like crazy. "
    on: JACK the Bike Rack
  • "Wouldn't a simple carabiner work as good or better than the plastic hook?  If this rope gets loose the hook will tilt and down goes the bag.  And it seems to require an entire tree instead of just a branch or pole..... Also it it kind of only has one function vs a carabiner serving many purposes....  Again, doesn't really seem "news" worthy core77."
    on: Design Entrepreneurs, Take Note: Smart, Low-Cost 3D-Printed Objects to Make Camping Easier
  • "I like when the floor area between the driver and passengers is totally flat. That way anything in the car can easily roll under the brake and/or gas pedals creating a super safe driving experience..... oh wait... that's a horrible idea and terribly unsafe design feature. "
    on: Mercedes and Geely Unveil the Smart Concept #1
  • "I really wish you would stop using titles like "sustainable cooler design" as this is inaccurate and misleading.  This object requires a ton of natural resources to produce and ship and is by no means "good for the planet",.. it is simply less bad than some other options.  This type of false idolizing is why people are buying products like this thinking they are actually improving the earth. You (and the planet) would be better off not buying the cooler at all. Please please change the title to something less misleading. Cool product idea but definitely not "eco-friendly" by any measure."
    on: Turning Waste Into Opportunity: Behind the Design of the Nutshell Sustainable Cooler
  • "lol. yes, please drive this giant, electric delivery cart in the bike lane.... that's definitely what it was intended for.  May as well let electric Smart cars drive in the bike lane too...Also why is it tilting away from the inside of the turn in the picture? He's turning left and the boxes are tilting to the right. Hope the top ones are bolted down."
    on: Konstantin Grcic and Polestar Rethink the Electric Cargo Bike, Ditch the "Bike" Part
  • "Why not put the heavy battery down low in the down-tube area instead of way up under the seat? This design puts the majority of the weight almost as high as possible on the bike which will hurt handling.  People usually stick electric motors on existing bike designs because the bike design actually matters.  This example is basically putting wheels on a huge battery. -- Lack of adjustable seat is a great example of why a mechanical engineer needs to consider ergonomics.Also, in the pic with the rider, that batter is like 2 inches from the fender...I'd like a bit more clearance if I was riding city streets.....hope that shock doesn't have much travel."
    on: A Mechanical Engineer's Designey Take on an E-Bike
  • "I don't understand the steering mechanism. When bikepacking, that looks like a pain to repair on the trail.  It's also not very weight friendly which isn't great for long trips. Seems like a cargo bike would be a better solution. "
    on: Fantastic Industrial Design Thesis Project: The Cercle Bicycle Camper
  • "It's also made of steel, alumnum, wood and rubber that is all bolted together.  The end user only has to remove 46 screws in order to separate the wool from the rest of the junk metal pile.  Why not just ditch the wool inside and make some sort of aluminum baffle system that acts as insulation without the dual-material problem...  You also can't just throw wool into a "recycling" bin. It requires a separate means of collection. Heck, wool (textiles) recycling isn't even available everywhere so some people have no choice but to throw away the wool liner assuming they get that far..... Good intentions, overly-complicated execution.   "
    on: Another Cooler Design That Uses Natural Insulating Materials Rather Than Plastic
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