Week 3 Product Concept

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Design  Concept,

I was inspired by the indoor outdoor feel that you find in Indonesian architecture. I came up with a clothing hub that could be hung onto a wall allowing clothes to hang from the centre pole. The idea is so you can see through the hubs, letting light and air travel freely into the centre spaces. You could make this object using flat packed materials that are laser cut for precision and convenience. Being flat packed it would be easy to unpack to travel to a new space or house. I was originally thinking of using ply but on reflection i’m leaning towards a lighter and stronger material that could be something like bamboo.

Laser Cutter……

The laser cutter is located in building 8 level 11 room 63.








To use the laser cutter you will need a laser licence by which you will have to go through a couple of hours of training then a computer test. This is to ensure you meet the occupational health and safety obligations of the campus. The person to speak to about getting the training is ‘Daniel Ong’ who is the laser coordinator and his email is daniel.ong@rmit.edu.au. Or you can check put the upcoming training dates which will be posted on the door of the laser room.

There is a fee of $30 per semester for the usage of the machine. The laser room is open 24/7 and it is a first come first served basis. You are able to leave larger models in the model room adjacent to the two laser machines but it is solely your responsibly for any work left.

There are limits on thickness and material that can be used in the machine. There is a chart just above the computers telling what materials are allowed to be laser cut. If you want to cut a material not listed on the chart you will need to contact ‘Daniel Ong’ to discuss the possibility.

It is imperative that when using the machine you never leave it unattended. The laser machines can be dangerous when used in a reckless way however when the guidelines are followed it is perfectly safe.


Some example of laser cut work…….

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2 thoughts on “Week 3 Product Concept

  1. I like the idea of the incorporation of the indoor/outdoor theme…how would you attach the product to (for example) a wall? Or does it sit on something like the ground or a bench?

  2. It’s designed to be hung on a wall so clothes can hang freely. There’s potential for it to sit on a bench allowing weight to be distributed on the floor directly. Some experimenting would be the next step for this design.

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