9 April 2020

The designer and the drilling machine

2022-06-02T17:21:07-04:009 April 2020|Categories: Mechanical design, Software design|0 Comments

As a designer, your job is to match someone’s needs/problems with a solution. The tricky part is, this someone is not necessarily the client you are talking with and who pays you, it could be a third party that you only know of through your paying client.

As an engineer, the particular kind of design you do aims toward technical solutions, so you might produce plans, [...]

25 April 2018

Optimize a van shelf

2019-08-27T17:07:23-04:0025 April 2018|Categories: Mechanical design|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I discovered the tiny world of tiny houses and camping-vans and found that quite amazing. However, the current commercial camping vans look pretty sub-optimal to me, because they are equipped with kitchen-style furniture, meaning heavy, stand-alone stuff made of chipwood/OSB panels 1.5 cm thick. See for yourself :

I spent 3 years working at Polytechnique Montreal on a 280 kg [...]

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