Is your kid is among the legions waiting with baited breath for Christmas morning to unwrap their presents, hoping for a Harry Potter LEGO® set? You can’t wait to see their face, but at the same time, you’re dreading the work of deciphering the manual and assembling the zillions of tiny pieces to create something recognizable.
Autodesk, pushing its 3-D agenda, is promising to help. Using Autodesk Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer, the firm is making 3-D interaction instructions available to consumers for the latest Harry PotterTM HogwartsTM Castle–one of the hottest toys this holiday season. The 3-D guide translates 196 pages of instructions to help parents and kids figure out exactly how to assemble the 1,290 pieces and 11 mini figures. The instructions will debut in the next update of the existing Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer available on the Apple App store later this month and are available for download from Autodesk.
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
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