Friday, September 27, 2013

New DIY concepts: Plotagon - movie making for everyone

Plotagon is a new tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. Watch the movie. Share it with the world.
Plotagon is a Swedish company created around the idea that everyone has a story to tell. Founded by Christopher Kingdon in 2010 and funded by private investors, Plotagon aims to make it easy for people to create movies and share them with the world. The company’s dedicated team of designers, developers, artists and animators has created an intuitive and engaging software that lets anyone create a movie just by writing a story. The software was released as a beta version for the public to try in August 2013.
Check out the "How it works" movie below.

New DIY concepts: Sandwichbike

Credit: Sandwichbike
In 2006 Bleijh industrial design studio presented the first Sandwichbikes concept. Inspired by the concept of flat packing and home assembly made popular by companies like IKEA Bleijh finally made a bike out of two wooden plates.
In the years following this concept was presented around the world. The attention was always high and the people’s reactions very positive.
After a long time of looking for the right partners with the same vision, in 2011 the right people were found. Since then the preparation and engineering was started to bring Sandwichbikes to production.
The Pedalfactory will be the organization who will be responsible for the realisation and sales of the Sandwichbike. The Sandwichbike will be available for pre-order within the next few weeks. The price of a Sandwichbike starts at € 799,-.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Packrobot - a new parcel delivery solution


PackRobot is a new self-service parcel delivery solution, which uses the latest technology and is the most cost-efficient model on the market. The PackRobot, developed by Estonian Cleveron can be implemented both indoors and outdoors. PackRobot uses a 3D lift system to deliver parcels from different sections in the machine to one sliding door. The one door system brings out the best ergonomics – all activities are done in one place so that customers and couriers don’t have to move around. The door is located at optimal height for all customers - including children, the elderly and people with disabilities.
The PackRobot includes a multiload system for couriers, which enables to insert similar size parcels into different slots at the same time, thus making the loading system much faster and easier. PackRobot makes the best use of limited floor space (only 2,2 m2 needed) and uses the height for its advantage. The client can determine the number and size of the slots in the machine and change them in the course of operation. The PackRobot is easily expandable and can fit up to 720 parcels.
Watch the promo video below.