Friday, July 22, 2016

WhiteBoard Designers Support the Torchlight 5K

WhiteBoard designers courageously braved hot-humid weather on Wednesday for the Aquatennial Festival’s Torchlight 5K. The course starts at St. Mary’s Basilica, winds down Hennepin Avenue, and eventually finishes by St. Anthony Main.  Great job guys!
WhiteBoard Designers Torchlight 5k
Torchlight 5k 2016 Start

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Congress Member Erik Paulsen visits WhiteBoard this week.

WhiteBoard was honored to have Congressman Erik Paulsen, an Eden Prairie resident, visit WhiteBoard this past Monday, along with his staff member Angie Hasek, to not only understand the world of WhiteBoard but also discuss the state of medical device design in Minnesota.
Paulsen is a strong advocate for medical device companies in Minnesota and wanted to learn more about the development process and the challenges facing medical companies and their outsource partners.  It was a pleasure spending time with him and sharing some of the increased regulatory challenges in medical device.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Making Water Cool Again

The American Flag Insulated Bottle was selected for inclusion in 4,000 VIP gift bags at the Republican National Convention on July 18th.  WhiteBoard designed, engineered, prototyped, and provided the graphic design for this bottle, manufactured in America, by 50 Strong in Lima, Ohio.  The bottle is currently being sold by Walmart as part of their Made in America initiative.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

15 Different Prototyping Capabilities

As new clients tour our facility, they're often shocked to learn about our many prototyping capabilities. "We had no idea!" is a common reaction. To get the word out, we've improved our prototyping web presence. 15 different capabilities have been highlighted, complete with detailed descriptions and a series of photos for each. We invite you to take a virtual tour - maybe you, too, will be saying, "I had no idea!"

prototyping processes

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Discreet New Design Makes for Easy Theft of Pin Codes

Infrared cameras now can be built into iphone cases and can be used to steal your pin code.  This device is for sale at any Apple Store.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Create Your Own 3D Printing Material Through Recycling

Precious Plastics is attempting to increase plastics recycling through open source sharing of blue prints to create your own machines - letting the little guy get in on the action too!

Check out their inspiring Promo video:

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Friday, April 8, 2016

3D Printing is Now a Toy...Literally Thanks to Mattel

3D Printer

The THINGMAKER by Mattel utilizes a variation of an Autodesk app to make a kid-friendly 3D printer for creative families.  Allowing kids and parents to make pieces that snap together into a wide range of configurations.  They work from an existing template or a drag and drop option, then push the print button and your print is ready.  Coming in October of 2016.

3D Printer Program

See a review in Wired Magazine.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Robotic Therapy Animals? Yup!

Hasbro has recently entered the area of products for Senior Citizens with their Joy for all Companion Pets.  

For $99, this electronic companion pet cat serves as a therapy device.  It realistically responds to touch with purring and other motions using input from motion and light sensors.  So far the response has been great and users are commenting on how realistic the experience can be.

With ever increasing needs for demand and care of this growing demographic, there is a great opportunity for design to make living better. 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Why lace up when you could wrap up?

Wrapped Shoe Design Vibram


- store bought shoes do not always fit perfectly.


- Japanese designer Masaya Hashimoto created shoes that have no laces and instead wrap around the foot.

Source:  Boredpanda Posting

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

NY during Toy Fair!

Toy Fair NY16

Three busy and amazing days exploring the Javits Center, braving subzero weather and blustery winds.  Elevated excitement presenting top secret concepts with working prototypes to back them up!  Pitching “the only… the first… the best…” in a high-rise suite, in the hall of a hotel, the back room of the convention center or under a table in front of Starbucks anywhere to get a chance to show your stuff!  We came prepared so only time will tell if a WBPS perfected concept will appear in a store near you!

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