@Dan Maloney Eric OFC, Sam Zeloof , maybe Adam Savage?? and Simon Giertz
Did you work at a design firm before making your own company? Which do you like more?
nice, i would like to meet some of those people :-)
Wouldn't Adam make a great keynote? I'll suggest it -- maybe we have a connection to him, friend of a friend thing.
Whats your Top 5 ID youtubers/ content creators?
Besides yourself haha
@Erin RobotGrrl , yes, I used to work for ALPS, Japanese switch maker, they make good stuff. I definitely like working for myself better, way more fun making videos on YouTube as well
@Pablo Oyarzo , actually I love Daniel shiffer, his video work is stunning, his insight into the video process has been invaluable
None from Industrial design?
What are your opinions on creating a product for a market that is already filled with tough competition and cannot accommodate one more product or a company?
@Pablo Oyarzo , the potato jet, is up there too, Jehu Garcia is up there too
@Rudranand Sahu It better be at least 10x better then hahahaha
@Pablo Oyarzo ehhh, not a lot of them out there, and I don’t always like thier design philosophies, sorry designers are a picky bunch
@Erin RobotGrrl yep that is true XD
@Pablo Oyarzo , Scott Robertson is an amazing technician, Even I learn from him about drawing stuff
And i thought you drawing skills were great already. Good to hear you keep learning
@Pablo Oyarzo , never stop learning, there is always something to learn in life
open (and hopefully useful) to all: would love recommendations on beginner drawing channels
I like your series on using Bondo for prototyping, especially since I mostly use traditional hand tools for making things. I'd like to make an investment to improve my ability to make prototypes; would you have a recommendation as to where I should invest, be it 3d modelling tools or laser cutters or CNC, or perhaps eomthing more basic?
with ID/design in mind
are there any renowned ID competition/ Fair or events to look forward to?
@wayn3w , depends if you wan to expand your hand crafts of go in a more computerized direction. The materials are just tools to get an end result, sometimes picking the right tool for the job is half the battle
@morgan watch the fine art channels, they have a much better insight into the finer points of drawing than most designers do
That makes me think I should familiarize myself with more tools
@morgan anatomy is key, if you can draw the human form you can draw anything
ugh, those things
@Pablo Oyarzo , sorry don’t keep track of that stuff anymore
What are your Top 5 favorite materials? in general, either in a finished product or to prototype with
Hands and eyes. Those separate the amateurs from the pros
/me only draws pirates then
@Pablo Oyarzo , bondo, silicone, resin, plaster and metal
"Draw the rest of the f*g owl."
In that order? chan chan chaaaan
What are some important steps to be taken before open sourcing a hardware design? Also, will it differ from open sourcing a software design?
@Pablo Oyarzo , not necessarily, I love using plaster but rarely use it any more
@Rudranand Sahu , I have never open source any hardware so I don’t know
Am new here
another filed I like to learn from is photographers, their insight into how to light object has been quite useful
Undertanding how light works, helps with drawing a lot
Please can I ask a question
How can I hack and get money 🤑
We don't do that here.
What goes on here please
Like script coding?
Right now we're talking about industrial design, so let's stick to that please.
What is the difference between ID and design engineer?
Sir, will you be able to lead a 45 minute webminar for our college? I would be our astute pleasure to receive wisdom from someone like you.
@Erin RobotGrrl ID’s focus on the “A”side and design engineers focus on the “B”side A side being astetics a nod function, material color, user interaction, design engineers more so on the engineering end, maybe mechanical or electrical
@Rudranand Sahu - it might be best to take that offline. DM me your email address and I'll pass it along to Eric
@rud, contact me offline so I can learn more
Interesting, thank you!! :)
@Eric Strebel is cool with it ;-)Or that, if
It's not in usa so offline won't be easy
It's in india
But thanks for your consideration
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Thank you sir. I'll contact you soon at afternoon. (It's midnight in india)
@Eric Strebel bit of a weird question, can you share some of your experiences running a personal website?? Was there anything unexpected when you started out??
@Eric, just curious -- how big is your shop? It seems small, but you get quite a lot done in it
@Dan Maloney the shop is about 800sqft, most of it is never on camera, usually you just see my bench, that is set up for filming, the other parts are for storage and other machines and equipment
Ah, so pretty good size. Looks can be deceiving...
Sometimes I sketch in my studio, that is in a different location
And sometimes too big a shop creates its own problems, perhaps more than too small. I mean, look what Clickspring gets done in his tiny shop.
@Inne , nothing special about a website, just cost money, it’s a point of entry, helps funnel inquiries for business, it’s a must have to be legitimate in my opinion
Looks like you have easy access to outdoors, too -- always nice to have swing space with open air and natural light.
Oh that is another amazing channel
New video out today, if you want a sneak peek:
When you look at the mechanisms of antiquity, it's hard not to wonder, "How did they ever do that?" Just a look around our own shops shows how many things are bought from suppliers that benefit from the latest in automated machinery, computer control, and clean, safe electrical power.
Some of those machinist have amazing channels as well, Abomb does s good job as well, so does this old tony
@Eric Strebel Thank you for your time answering some of my questions (and everyone's) today!! :)Gotta go -
@Erin RobotGrrl , your welcome, anytime!
One last question from me, Eric -- what's "the one tool" that rules them all for you?
just time for a few more questions then I have to get back to work as well
@Dan Maloney , i guess, the mind would be the ultimate tool, probably not the answer you were looking for, but be critical and think for your self, don’t take everything at face value, do your own research and find out how things work
do you have a purchase link for one of those
@Alex , LOL, higher education!
Actually, that's a really good way to put it. Along the same lines: imagination. At least that's what I tell my kids -- never lose your power of imagination
@Dan Maloney , absolutely! Don’t stop bing a KId!
if you lack imagination, store-bought is fine too
Alright, sounds like Eric has some work queued up, so let's let him get back to it. Thanks so much for your time today, Eric -- I really enjoyed this.
And thanks to all for the great questions and good engagement!
@Dan Maloney , fantastic, love all the questions, was wonderful to be here and interact with everyone!
it was a good one
Take care everyone, Rock On! Thanks
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