Hi all. I’m trying something new. A focused design sprint where we put our heads together to tackle one specific aspect of Kinograph and see if we can improve it. Here’s a quick video introduction to the frame prototype.
For our first one, I’m going with something easy. The frame. It’s the literal backbone of Kinograph and right now I think it has some great things going for it. It’s rigid, light, and disassembles into pieces that fit easily in the mail.
There are also some things that could probably be improved.
1 - it’s uses extruded aluminum, which is very strong and easy to work with but also expensive.
2 - it uses 80-20 brand hardware, which is waaaaay overpriced for what it is (see link to BOM below).
3 - the vertical panels are acrylic and so require laser-cutting, which not everyone has easy access to.
With all of that in mind, here are the goals for the design sprint. In this thread, post your ideas for any of the following:
A). reduce the cost of materials
B.) make it easier to source and assemble with local supplies and common tools
Everyone should have comment permissions on all of the above.
A sprint is generally two weeks, so we will set a deadline of Sunday, May 3rd.
I’m looking forward to hearing your ideas and seeing what we can come up with! Feel free to post any questions you might have here as well or email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org