Tag: kickstarter

The Maker Movement : Soon a Industrial Revolution?
May 4, 2011

Home workshop projects used to start with a jigsaw, some screws and a big bottle of glue. But during the last year or two, we've seen an incredible new development described as the "Maker Movement". Do it yourself has gone digital and projects now begin as bits that are transformed into atoms. Almost every Industrial Designers these days use CAD (Computer Aided Design) software during the development of their products or designs. Once the...

Joulies - Regulating coffee to the perfect temperature
April 22, 2011

A couple of engineer buddies have designed the latest must-have accessory for the coffee drinker. Joulies are metallic beans you drop into your hot cup of cofee to make it exactly 140 degrees. They haven't even been manufactured yet, but already the project has accumulated some $305,000 in Kickstarter cash. I guess a lot of people are tired of blistered tongues. Each Joulie is a small metal shell filled with a phase-change material that melts at...