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FILO BYTE LAPTOP COPY CLIP - Working Prototype
Materials / Fabrication:
CNC machined ABS, Vacuum formed ABS, rotational springs, Polyurethane foam padding, neoprene O-rings.

The first data-friendly computer bug to evolve from ancient trilobites. Spring-driven swing arms firmly grasp the edge of any laptop screen while minimizing surface wear from contact. Up to five sheets of copy are clasped between two curved wings held in tension by neoprene-damped mounting.
FILO BYTE INSTALLATION - Demonstration of one-handed attachment to laptop screen.
SOFT GLO LIGHTED CUPHOLDER - Materials/ Fabrication
Injection molded polycarbonate

Software:
AutoCAD 14, Rhinoceros 2.0
Flamingo

Problem:
The client, a spa manufacturer, was using a standard black molded ABS unit that contained too many moving parts, could not hold a beverage container above the waterline in their current spas, and lacked visual interest.
LIGHTED CUPHOLDER MECHANICAL CONCEPTS - Solution:
Molded from clear polycarbonate, the new unit reduces the part count from five to two and is easier to deploy than the old design. Individual drink holders can be illuminated by an optional fiber optic system that is programmable for providing a variety of color effects.
GREENBRIER LOUNGE CHAIR - Materials/Fabrication:
Sand-cast aluminum, cedar seating surfaces.

Software:
AutoCAD 2000, Rhinoceros 2.0, Flamingo 1.0

Starting with concept sketches of side chairs and bench seating, I sought to develop a form vocabulary for the whole Greenbrier line. Once the client selected a theme for the side chairs, I was responsible for directing a team of staff and contract designers to interpret that theme through out a comprehensive line of products, including tables and lounge furniture.
GREENBRIER FURNITURE CONCEPT - Materials/Fabrication:
Sand-cast aluminum, cedar seating surfaces.

Software:
AutoCAD 2000, Rhinoceros 2.0, Flamingo 1.0

The client, GPM Industries, wanted to develop a collection of patio furniture as an adjunct to their home spas. GPM stipulated that seating surfaces would be designed around a milled cedar stave used in their Almost Heaven saunas, allowing them to salvage scrap from their sauna operation in a creative way.
GREENBRIER TABLE FRAME - Materials/Fabrication:
Sand-cast aluminum, cedar seating surfaces.

Software:
AutoCAD 2000, Rhinoceros 2.0, Flamingo 1.0

Early on, it was determined that the most pleasing way to integrate the relatively thick sections of cedar stock with sleek profile sections would be to encapsulate the stave ends in rails cast into the aluminum structural members. The perimeter channel in this view accomplishes that.
RUSTY'S BATTLEBOT - Rhinoceros 3D Model
Flamingo Rendering

Project Story:

This is a piece of fluff that I built with my ten-year-old nephew to show him how 3D modeling works. The tough part was watching him wait for the renderings to complete.

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Paul Prodromos
Design Director Holland, MI