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Check out the EVAL slides that were presented for Silo:
Jan Habraken, a Product Designer from New York City was the inventor of this product. He came up with this idea about ten years ago when he wanted to design a household product that solved the problem of portion control. This container with portion control built in allows people to easily measure out only the amount of food that they actually need. While designing this product, he found that he could simplify the whole process if he made the product that measures the food, the storage vessel as well. The Quirky team felt that Jan's solution was a very clever way of integrating portion control into an item that already stores food. Also, we see potential for this to work for a large array of dry foods. If nice materials are implemented in the final design, the user could even keep this out on their countertop. Everyone loved that no mechanisms are involved in the process, making this an easy product to manufacture.
Selecting Colors, Materials and Finishes
Here are some pictures of Tim Connelly working hard at getting Silo ready for production. After he is done formulating the CAD he then takes the files and prints a 3D version of it to test how it functions.
As Tim and Aaron from the Quirky Design Staff get the product ready for launch they make a video to explain the functionality of the product:
Choosing a tagline
Jan 12, 2012 Pricing Begins
Feb 22, 2012 We're Making It
Dec 30, 2012 Tooling and Prototyping
As the production of Silo progresses Tim compares his 3D printouts with prototypes and off-tooling samples made by our manufacturers. All in the hopes of getting the mechanism in Silo perfected. We think it came out great!
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