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bobjengr
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Re: Intelligent Tool Cabinets
bobjengr   8/25/2012 3:10:47 PM
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This is truly awesome.  I am really impressed with the "invention "here.  I also can see one extremely viable and important application--surgery.  I know we may need this toolbox in the model shop, machine shop, lab, etc but we also need the ability to do just as you have demonstrated during and after surgery.  I can tell you a couple of horror stories about this one.  Great work.  I love the RFID capability and the ability to find a missing and/or borrowed tool.  As I mentioned, the operating room needs this "tool box".   Again-- great work. 

Tool_maker
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Re: What about the addition of an iPad?
Tool_maker   8/8/2012 2:43:25 PM
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I love the idea of keeping track of tools. Will it be able to find those my son has borrowed? Will it be able to remind me about the screwdriver I put in my back pocket before I tear the seats in my car? I can find the stuff in my box, it is the borrowed, misplaced or lost tools I need help with.

JLAmann
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Enhancements
JLAmann   8/8/2012 9:01:15 AM
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Interesting and I see a system that has much potential.  How does the touch screen work with latex gloves; or what happens when a job requires tools from vertically adjacent drawers?  Could the program be configured for each step of the job which then potentially would remove the drawer conflicts! 

Cadman-LT
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Re: Intelligent Tool Cabinets
Cadman-LT   8/2/2012 3:12:45 PM
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And for those really nice guys that tend to say...I didn't borrow your "whatever" . Just wave the wand in front of their box!...busted! ...fired!...lol

Cadman-LT
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Re: Intelligent Tool Cabinets
Cadman-LT   8/2/2012 3:09:19 PM
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I wish I could have had this back when I was a machinist. People were always walking off with my tools...expensive tools! It's more or less your own person toolroom assistant for your toolbox.

Cadman-LT
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Re: Intelligent Tool Cabinets
Cadman-LT   8/2/2012 3:04:54 PM
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My favorite feature is that it closes up when all the tools have been put back. Help you keep from leaving tools lying around. They are always where they are supposed to be too. Nice work.

BillG54
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Re: Intelligent Tool Cabinets
BillG54   8/1/2012 8:59:22 AM
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We bought the cabinets from a company called CribMaster, which is now owned by Stanley Black & Decker.  The ones we have cost anywhere from $15K to $20K, depending in size and options.

Rob Spiegel
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What tools you need
Rob Spiegel   7/31/2012 11:08:06 PM
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One of the great things for this gadget is the software that matches a particular job with the tools you need for that job. 

jmiller
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Re: What about the addition of an iPad?
jmiller   7/31/2012 8:31:26 PM
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I love the idea that it could help tell the operator which tool is to be taken.  Kinding of making sure the screwdriver doesn't get used as a chisel.  Great job guys.

jmiller
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Re: Intelligent Tool Cabinets
jmiller   7/31/2012 8:29:39 PM
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Is this a commercially available system for tracking tools or something that your company put together?

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