2015-05-11By DanDesign, Events

Sadly I have to miss the ICFF this year in NYC because I’m headed to China next week. But luckily there was another great option to go to the BKLYN Designs event. It was definitely an interesting event on a smaller scale than the ICFF.We started the weekend off with a visit to the Navy … Read More

International Home + Housewares Show

2015-03-09By DanDesign, Events

Spent the weekend in Chicago at the Home and Housewares Show. This is a massive showcase of products for the home. Everything from cookware and food prep to appliances. The convention center is enormous and is one of the largest trade shows I’ve ever attended. Spent too long looking at the Le Creuset booth.

Architecture & Design Film Festival

2014-10-20By DanDesign, Events

Last weekend I went to the Architecture and Design Film Festival in Tribeca. I went to 4 films and really loved all of them. The first film was from a 3D series called Cathedrals of Culture. The film was directed by Robert Redford and was about the Salk Institute near San Diego. We also saw … Read More

Remote Control Surface Model

2013-02-01By DanCAD, Engineering

Here’s another surfacing model I’ve been working on in SolidWorks. The outer surfaces are super clean and it’s all about the input curves. They have to be continuous and really smooth.Of course Sub-D modeling is all the rage right now and would be a great tool for this model. But I haven’t found a really … Read More

Driver Surface Model

2013-01-22By DanCAD

I’ve been working on a golf driver surface model in SolidWorks. I have modeled driver heads in Alias but hadn’t ever constructed one in SolidWorks. Golf drivers have a couple of very tricky areas for a surfacing model. The surfaces that connect the shaft to the club head need to blend in very smoothly. Looking … Read More

1st Grade Science

2012-12-18By DanEvents

I got to teach a science lesson to a class of 1st graders yesterday. It was a lot of fun seeing the kids get so fired up about the experiments. We talked about studying science and then focused on physics and the concept of air pressure. We did several experiments together including the magical upside … Read More

iPresent Box Animation

2012-12-02By DanCAD, Design

Here’s a video I created for Valpak of the Northwest to show off the iPresent box concept. To make this baby I had to put 3 software packages to work: SolidWorks CAD model, KeyShot rendering, and After Effects to add the play-by-play. You gotta’ go to Vimeo for HD: iPresent Box Animation.

David 3D Laser Scanner

2012-11-22By DanCAD, Design

I found what I want for Christmas. Starting at about $500 check out the DAVID 3D laser scanner. The system basically uses a web cam to capture data as you sweep a hand-held line laser across your subject. Then the software can export an STL of your scanned data. Pretty sweet. I’ve always wanted one … Read More

iPad Sound Scoop

2012-08-14By DanCAD, Design

Working on a new design for the iPad presentation box. The client had planned on using the 1st gen iPad for cost reasons but they’ve now decided to switch to the iPad 2. Probably a good idea. The speakers on the new iPads are on the bottom so we need a way to redirect the … Read More

Dwell on Design 2012

2012-06-25By DanDesign, Events

I went up to the Dwell on Design event in L.A. last weekend. The convention center was filled with great design ideas and exhibitors from around the globe. There were also a bunch of presentations given on stage covering product design, sustainability, new materials, kitchen design, furniture… you name it. One of the more interesting … Read More

Rail Grabber Does Japan!

2011-12-03By DanNews

Yep, the Rail Grabber is now being distributed in Japan which is pretty, pretty cool. Rail Grabber(サーフボードキャリア)入荷 | OSHMAN’S www.oshmans.co.jp 原宿・新宿を中心に7店舗展開するアメ リカ生まれのスポーツショップ、株式会 社オッシュマンズ・ジャパンについての

Rail Grabber at Hansen’s

2011-08-03By DanNews

The Rail Grabber makes it debut at Hansen’s Surf Shop in Encinitas!Check it out in store and be one of the first. Get ’em while they are hot!