The Ultimate Fridge Magnet?
Good morning, good day and good afternoon!
It’s been a little while since I did a blog post – but I’ve been busy (as you will soon see :-D).
Let’s get down to business…
Today I’m looking for some feedback from you (yes, YOU!). And the reason for this is that I’m bang in the middle of designing and prototyping a fridge/whiteboard magnet.
This post comes in three easy parts:
#1 – A “Fancy Pants” Video
Please take a look at the video below (and, for sure, please subscribe to my YouTube channel …because I’ve got some damn cool stuff starting to happen there right now – and you don’t want to miss out while everyone else has all the fun!)
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#2 – A “NEW and Improved” Version For You To Look At
The magnet design in the video above was just a very rough prototype.
Since then I have developed the design further.
It’s a lot smaller.
It’s not going to use bent metal sheet (it’s going to be full-on machined titanium).
IMPORTANT: This is still a very rough and early prototype – the final design will look a LOT better. I’m just getting the function/concept across to you just now :-).
This is how the magnet will sit on, say, your fridge when it’s not holding anything:
You’ll then place paper/envelopes/to-do lists/etc underneath the larger magnet at the bottom and then push down to clamp:
In terms of construction – here’s the underside and how the magnets will be installed:
#3 – YOUR Feedback
So, honestly, what do you think?
Can I improve this? …or is it a load of garbage? …(truthfully, I don’t think it is because I’m actually using a couple of prototypes right now on my whiteboard and they’re great 🙂 )
I’m open to anything you have to say about these. Oh, and also, I usually come up with my own ideas – but the inspiration for this was not mine – someone suggested the concept of a “pivot” and I ran with it from there.
P.S. I’ll also do ordinary type magnets (encased in a titanium “shell” of course) – but I’m trying to gauge the interest in this design. If there is interest then it’s likely to be a Kickstarter project in January (yes, really!).
Thank you in advance for your feedback.