Gut Check: 3Dconnexion SpaceExplorer

SolidSmack contributor Bruce Buck gets bored. And when Bruce gets bored, he takes stuff apart (don’t we all?). There is sooooo much you can learn about product design and engineering by taking apart well-design (as well as not-so-well-designed) products to see what makes them tick. Let’s hear about Gut Check from Bruce himself:

Gut Check is a tribute to all the design, engineering, and manufacturing peeps out there using 3D/2D/Whatever-D day in and day out, to create and bring to life the products that we all use and enjoy every day. You’re the ones who are down in the trenches, making it happen. It’s also a look at the complexity and beauty of seemingly simple products. One look under the hood will reveal that almost anything is a “large assembly” and requires an enormous amount of time and effort to make everything come together in something that embodies the epitome of form, fit, and function.

I, for one, am a fan. Keep it up, Bruce and I’ll post some as well ’cause I LOVES to take stuff apart.

By the way, with regards to his “unexpected” finding of a weight plate, I too have found some interesting and curious additions of weight to products.

[via SolidSmack]



2 Responses to “Gut Check: 3Dconnexion SpaceExplorer”

  1. 1 Bryan October 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Bummer. My corporate firewall won’t let me open SolidSmack. I guess I’ll have to wait till I go home to waste … er … feed my brain. 🙂

  2. 2 Warren Ginn October 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Too bad… SolidSmack is just design porn… and there’s nothing wrong with that. 😉

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