Marguis, 21.03.2011 12:01 Thanks for the comments...best luck to you :)
Uros Obradovic, 19.03.2011 17:13 Addison I just want to wish you luck at the end and I hope we'll meet each other on some other events in the future. Best regards!
Addison Ike, 19.03.2011 02:24 Tombo, You are too kind. So I take it you did see 4-5 boards enlarged ? I could not here...I don't think it is the prettiest thing but I opted for it to look like the existing brand for easy launch. I to am not rich from my long career either, at times dejected. If in the unlikely event it was taken on it, wouldn't it be pathetic given all the rights to it away !:[ You are so kind to have put so much thought into your replies. Reach me through FaceBook and we will stay hooked up there with a few of the other designers. We should share up some designs past and present. I feel the vacuum of design comradery too, and love international dialouge.
Tombo, 19.03.2011 02:02 Addison. Wow, thank you for clarifying everything so clearly. You have succeeded in creating the one and only perfect epoxy mixer and dispenser on the planet. An all in one easy to use unit that is both fool proof and fail proof every single time, regardless of the user. A truly remarkable feat that I believed to be impossible. Kudos to you.
Addison Ike, 19.03.2011 01:11 Just a post for further explanation: I hope all my 4 boards are showing because i noticed a problem there and some of these questions are surprisingly not understood
This design does work...I am sure and it is simple. The Glue Clam is clean inside to start with and end with. 1.) Insert the Glue Pack which is made in Puncture Resistant Stretch Film already found in the current market place. This is NOT a pressurized pack and with only small force you could press the stretchy package to the table with a finger. The Clam top and bottom parts are a mirror images. The rear straight edges serve as clamp jaws (as shown in the open view on the Hand Positions page and the details page). They clamp off the glue very reliably and will pressurize the front glue pack portion slightly. Now every thing is closed up tight with interlocking edges. Now Press the finger Pad #2 and the razor blade which is tucked into a slot, from the outside, under the finger Pad#2. This slot is in the body...just a simply slot and the rubber does enough flexing to allow it 1/8" of travel and keeps it clean because it immediately retracts and wipes off. The blade has a mild V shape so it puctures the clamped plastic package (which will not cut easily unless the material is clamped). Now the glue pack portion bursts inside, letting off a fun POP! so you will know and feel it. The glue goes every where quickly and using fingers on the soft #3 area top and underside it will take 3 or 4 seconds to fully mix all the glue. This will leave the plastic portion very flat with no glue inside it and all the glue outside mixing up. One final press from only one side will make sure it is out of the way of the loose glue stuck to one wall. The interior shape of the soft flex parts are shaped with no corner voids and to leave no glue at the edges, so that when you squeeze with both fingers, both sides, from the back end through the tapered shape to the nozzle opening, all the glue all moves ahead and outward. Stop and a little bit of suction pulls glue back a bit....so you have perfect control, instantly at the speed you wish. No bursting forth like the syringes packs seem to do. Only a little glue is left on the cut package edge which seals it off again. Wait a bit and get your gluing project done. When that project has hardened up Glue Clam will be ready too. Open it and pop out the stretch plastic garbage to which all the other glue will stick (much better than to the slippery Silicon body walls if it sticks there at all). The body is flexible and Silicon so it is guaranteed to come off perfectly clean and quick with very little Glue waste. Now move the glue package ahead and re-clamp, even if you are leaving it. This way it won't leak or burst. We all know that uncured epoxy is the messiest stuff on earth. :) Thanks for the interest. :)
Sergio Scotta, 18.03.2011 06:14 You commented in my Leaf idea and now I made an update, please if you find the time check it. I'll love some final toughts. http://goo.gl/JI9yj
Addison Ike, 15.03.2011 19:37 Thank you Uros, will do...You too. Sorry to you all, I have taken so long to upload my IDahhh's. 've been preparign the final presentation and will upload more drawings later today. With work and kids and all you know blah blah. There's hardly time for Facebook ! :)
Uros Obradovic, 15.03.2011 05:17 Thanks for the insight on Henkel Innovation Partnership Program. I just read the info on their page and the whole thing looks interesting. You seam like a nice guy, so if you have a facebook account you can add me. There is a button on my profile linked to my account. I just like to make contacts with positive people and you sure look like that to me :)
jov_Henkel, 11.03.2011 10:59 Hi Addison, pls send an email with your request to email@example.com and ask that your email will also be forwarded to me. Thanks.
Tombo, 10.03.2011 18:50 Hi Addison, I added two more pictures to my entry. I hope it explains it a little bit better. Can't wait to see your idea.
chandni kabra, 07.03.2011 14:48 Namaste Addison , I want the product to be a silent product , i dont want the user to think about it being a good design or bad. The dispenser should just do the satisfactory task in the dark .User happy Product happy.
Tombo, 06.03.2011 22:54 Hello Addison Ike: Thank you for your comment on my Eco/Eco concept. I attempted to answer your concerns at my own entry, for that answer you are welcome to go back to the TOMBO entry and read what I said. Your background sounds impressive and I am very excited to see what adhesive solutions you will be presenting in the competition. Good luck.
fuchsg, 06.03.2011 20:31 Hello Ike, you put in a comment into my arera. I don't understand your comment. Which idea do you mean?
Yini, 05.03.2011 10:23 Hi, Addison, my English is on elementary level. You mentioned "shape", is that about "notebook" or " cornflower"? Or Both? I think both them could have different shape and size. :)
So, I have updated some different size about them. You can have a look. ^ ^
Yini, 05.03.2011 10:02 Hello Addison, you mention the market, and I have updated about this. Thank you. ^ ^
Sergio Scotta, 04.03.2011 16:05 Hi Addison! Please remember to put the comments in the idea, not in the personal board, so all can read it. Now, not all my ideas seek for a ecological value. Leaf was a morphological inpiration and not a ecological inspiration. I know that looks like a lot of plastic, I will work to reduce the amunt, but the main value of the idea es the usage esenario.
jov_Henkel, 04.03.2011 15:18 Hi Addison, thanks for your introduction and for your nice words about the contest. Now you made as very curious about what exciting contribution you will upload... The "top priorities" you mentioned are indeed right. But maybe you might not only want to think about the classical consumer but also professional craftsmen who use a lot of adhesive, e.g. carpenters. Anyway, surprise us!
Uros Obradovic, 04.03.2011 06:55 Welcome to the community! Best of luck at the contest! Check out my designs at my profile when you find some time and let me know what you think about them. Waiting for your ideas. Cheers!
Sergio Scotta, 04.03.2011 02:04 very nice introduction, is interesting to know the personality and background of the participants. I think that maybe we don´t have "the idea" in the desing pool, but there is a lot of good things with a lot of potential. My favourites are Shell from Aleh, Notebook Adhesive from Yini and Pritt V Stick from dhartjes. I hope you find sometime to check, at least the top ideas, and see the potential in the 5 aspects. See you arround!
Addison Ike, 04.03.2011 00:35 My favorites so far are Omars, Elahehs nose, Sergios, and Marquis's renderings are Great . Sorry not to have something to show until a while from now. I'll try to comment anyway. My history as a designer is a long one, with stints as an inventor and manufacturer and distributor going on too. I've even taught pregraduate IDers and engineers. My view on the work here starts with Good job .WOwOW! The helpful critical comments I would make is that (as of joining time) I don't see THE idea that really makes a difference. The top prioritys for me will be the utmost convenience, minimal mess, minimum material left over all packed up in a true and attractive message for the consumer. Hope I can do it ...but I know you guys can. Change things up !
Addison Ike, 03.03.2011 23:56 Hi. Seeing the designers here interacting and not just dropping work in a virtual bin prompted me to join. I'm drafting my 'grand idea' with my left hand as I type and browse with my right. Thank you to Henkel for a classic topic and a well put together forum ! Please look for my comments.