Thursday, October 8, 2015

WhiteBoard Hosts UW-Stout Sketching Workshop!

WhiteBoard hosted a Saturday morning sketch workshop for the students of the University of Wisconsin Stout Industrial Design Program. The focus was on quick idea generation and communication, teaching the value of sketching as a collaborative tool in development. In the second half of the workshop, students learned the technique of grayscale marker rendering for form development and styling. We were able to help students gain valuable inside knowledge as they prepare to enter the industry. We enjoyed having them here and look forward to hosting another event in the future!
Stout Industrial Design Program
Stout Sketching Workshop
Stout Sketching Workshop
Stout Sketching Workshop
Stout Sketching Workshop
 Thanks to all the students who participated!

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Reinventing the Wheel

Michelin X Tweel Airless Radial Tires.
The wheel has been reinvented by Michelin.  They are introducing airless tires with shear beam and wheels that are connected by high-strength poly-resin spokes.  Will this new tire innovation let the “Air out” of the competition?  Check out the new X® Tweel® for Skid loaders and riding lawnmowers.  
Michelin X Tweel Airless Radial Tires.
Michelin X Tweel Airless Radial Tires.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

What if Microsoft had Designed the iPod Package?

Packaging is the first impression many consumers have with a new product and has a lasting impact.   Apple vs Microsoft.  A great example of how different marketing approaches can completely change the image of a product.  Even though this is an older video, it is still relevant and portrays how consistency in a brand, good or bad, really makes an impact.  

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Friday, June 19, 2015

So You Say You Were at the Game? Now You Can Prove It!

Camera technology as well as software image processing is making huge strides. New cameras can now take images at super high resolution, pan around a single location, much like Google street view does, and stitch an image together to the tune of over 20 billion pixels. Fans that were there can zoom in on their individual faces and tag themselves on social media for a fun and interactive experience.
Check it out here.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Want to Go Solar?

Geostellar Solar Panels
Ever wondered about going Solar?  Can I put Solar on my roof? What would it cost? What tax credits would I qualify for?

Stop wondering and check out Geostellar . Visit the site and enter your address to see an infrared satellite image of your house.  Then see what your “estimated” cost, tax breaks and offset you would have.  All in colorful charts, graphics and comparison graphics. To get an even more accurate cost offset assessment send them your 12 month electric bill showing your actual KWPH use. 
Geostellar Solar Panels
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Log Your Life

LifeLogger Camera
LifeLogger is taking sharing to a whole new level.  Forget fumbling with your phone to snap a pick or capture a video, LifeLogger is a head mounted video camera system that is ALWAYS capturing your life.  It's the personal body camera that is linked to a cloud server saving more than just video but also where, when and with who.  No need to remember your last trip just search, sit back, and enjoy.  He said - she said arguments?  Let's go to the replay to see exactly what happened.

Constant logging can have a fun side and a dark side, as seen in an episode of Black Mirror | The Entire History of You, where this moral dilemma of unlimited access can harm as well as help.
LifeLogger Camera
Ready or not...the future is coming and we're all going to be waiting to see what happens!

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Monday, June 1, 2015

3D Printing and Its Role in Product Development

3D Printing
WhiteBoard will be speaking at the Concurrent Innovation: Optimizing Time to Market event on June 2nd at the 3M Innovation Center in St Paul. Paul Pilosi VP of Product Develooment at WhiteBoard will be speaking at 11:45am.  3D Printing continues to have an incredible impact on Product Development everyday.  Shortened timelines, decreased costs, and the ability to explore more options are just a few of the benefits.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Johnny 5 is alive!

Spin Masters Toys

The new robot pal from Spin Masters takes Summer blockbuster movie animatronics even JJ. Abrams would geek out over and makes it easy for the rest of us to live out our robot fantasies. Coming to a toy shelf near you, Meccaniod is the all new, advanced robot building system in the Meccano™ line.  I can’t wait to get a hold of one of these so I can start building my mechanized army of minions to tackle my “honey-do” list and spend more time binge watching Orange Is The New Black on Netflix.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Thank You to our Clients in 2014!

WhiteBoard Product Solutions Thank You 2014

Some of WB contributed products released in 2014:
ICEdot Crash Sensor
Named Men's Journal top products
The Lifesaving Sensor: The Best New Stuff of 2014

Rockler Universal Drawer Slide Jig
Catalog cover
Rockler Website

Octane Fitness Zero Runner
Product Video

Warrior HQ Anchor Station Packs
Gopher Multiple Products:
Warrior HQ Anchor Station Packs
Ergo Soft Top Scooter
Assist-A-Roll Bowling Ramp
Warrior Recoil Conditioning Rope Packs
AssessPro Rep-Addition Push Up Tester
AssessPro Torso-Flex Trunk Lift Tester
AssessPro Ultraflex Testers

Autoscope RTMS Sx-300
Image Sensing Systems
Autoscope RTMS Sx-300
Radar based sensor for the detection and measurement of traffic on roadways.

Eromold Booth
Kiosks Developed

Men's Journal
Gear Lab: The Device that Teaches you How to Play the Guitar

Pelican Biothermal
MN Thermal Science - UV Tunnel Stations
Refurbishment program for WhiteBoard developed Credo Cube containers.

RN Roofing Web Page and Rebranding

Peppermint Energy Solar Case

And many more!