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Flexiscale Flexiscale Presentation Transcript

  • Printing trains.Using technology to bringuser centricity to thephysical world of hobbies.Chris Thorpe@jaggeree
  • I’ve been on a journey tofall back in love with myhobby.
  • The essence of hobby.
  • Fun. Challenging. Passingtime. Social/solitary.Learning/developing.
  • I also want to feelcherished/listened to/thought about as acustomer.
  • I’m either bored by themass produced or underserved by the smallproducer.
  • Some things are tooperfect, others are old andbusted.
  • Railway modellers havebeen the victims of anarms race betweenmanufacturers and thetrade press.
  • The only story I can tell isunboxing.
  • The only story I can tell isfrustration (and burnt/stuck together fingers).
  • Why care about stories?
  • Designing for at least two.Matt Locke
  • Data + Time = StoryMatt Locke
  • What is the equation for ahobby?
  • Fun. Challenging. Passingtime. Social/solitary.Learning/developing.
  • Actual enjoymentExpected enjoyment ∝ Satisfaction
  • Value for moneyClarityQualityChallengeEducation
  • Finally it looks like wemight be able to haveexactly what we want.
  • Things are lining up, tomake assembling atomseasier and cheaper.
  • Kickstarter is a futuresmarket for product.Fred WilsonTechCrunch Disrupt 2011
  • Shapeways:Manufacturing 2.0Albert WengerContinuations.
  • Before we make 3Dprinting cheap, we haveto make it excellent.Bre PettisVentureBeat 2012
  • Do not underestimate theadvanced technology ofthe Create and Craftchannel.and the benefit of getting ChickenPox
  • China is not a long termsolution.
  • Peak oil.
  • We’re bringingengineering back.
  • This makes thingsfaster and brings thingscloser.
  • User centricity.ChoiceSimplicity/complexityCommunityExplanation/clarity
  • Choice.What?How big?How complex?When?
  • Simplicity/complexity.Not too completeNot too hardNot too easyCan be modifiedCan use off the shelf parts
  • Community.Letting people tell their storiesLetting people submit patchesLetting people choose kits
  • Explanation/clarity.InstructionsTelling the story of the kitsPhoto diariesMaking the kits “self assemble”
  • Making a kitFrom measurements and photos
  • Making a kitWith a laser scanner
  • Thank youSculpteoShapewaysMakerBotVijay Paul of DotSanBen Bennet of Digital SurveysJulian BirleyAlice TaylorDean VipondDan CrowThe Bala Lake RailwayThe Welsh Slate MuseumKay Thaney
  • Chris Thorpe@jaggeree