Poll: What's your favorite 43S layout?
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a) 11.94% 8 11.94%
b) 80.60% 54 80.60%
c) 7.46% 5 7.46%
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A poll again, concerning the 43S (again)
01-12-2015, 03:13 AM
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RE: A poll again, concerning the 43S (again)
(01-10-2015 01:26 AM)walter b Wrote:  P.S.: Mechanical hardware of the 43S seems to be an orphan. Who's taking care of it?

If you're referring to the physical housing, I've assumed that I am, as I've been working on that for several years, with some modest degree of progress. However, if someone else wants to take that over, we can provide the mechanical details of the PCB and such.

While I don't want to disuade anyone serious from doing this, if one doesn't have industrial design experience (as I haven't), it is very easy to vastly underestimate how difficult it is and how much work it is. One lesson I quickly learned is that having a good 3D CAD or modelling program doesn't make one a good industrial designer, any more than having Photoshop makes one a good photographer.

Note also that having a nice-looking 3D model is not enough. It has to be manufacturable, and that's quite a challenge. There are many books on the subject, none of which (AFAICT) present the full picture. There is unfortunately no "Industrial Design for Dummies" that walks you through the whole process. Many of the books on industrial design seem to just be full of pretty pictures, with little explanation of how the designs are to be manufactured, and no explanation at all of the tradeoffs necessary for manufacturability.
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Poll results - walter b - 01-10-2015, 01:26 AM
RE: A poll again, concerning the 43S (again) - brouhaha - 01-12-2015 03:13 AM

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