zondag 24 oktober 2010

WC organiser

We have created a modular system where you can put your toilet paper in. It's also possible to place some books on the WC organiser so you can have your own small libery in your toilet or bathroom. We have given the costumer the possebility to choose his own creation with the boxes depending on how many toilet rolls he want to store. Every box can contain 3 toilet rolls and is easy to assembly with an other box due to the pre-made holes in the plastic boxes. They are easy to place against the wall thanks to a metal clip. The paper dispenser hase the same design.

donderdag 14 oktober 2010

Day IX

D-day or deadline day! This prototype has to be finished tonight to be presented tomorrow in “de Paardenstallen”. We continue our day with the same things we did yesterday, bending PS and “gluing” them together. Looks like easy work, but it isn’t.

Our connection method can be viewed in the slides.


woensdag 13 oktober 2010


Pressure is building up as the deadline is getting closer.

After consideration, we decided not to go with wood veneer layers, this because we might not reach the deadline properly with a decent prototype. Instead, we used polystyrene. With a heat gun that was making the PS plate soft we could bend the PS very easily around the mold. Afterwards, we added Tetracloroethyleen (a degreaser for metals, gives a chemical reaction when added to PS plates) on both sides of the surface and stick them together firmly.

A new idea arrived to connect the different units together. For now, we are keeping it a little secret. It will be revealed tomorrow!

dinsdag 12 oktober 2010


Today we have made an company visit to CLEM regarding our questions about producing our units in plastic. We have learned that injection moulding is only to be used on mass production (~9000 units). Also, his suggestion was to make the parts out of wood. Because this part is much easier and cheaper to make in wood.

Quote: “You only want to be using plastics for freeform shapes and not basic straight units. We can make it though, but it’ll cost a lot more in plastic than it would in wood.”

With this extra knowledge in the back of our heads, we headed back to our IF-lab to think about what material we are going to use.

A solution was to use wood veneer layers and shape it into a mould. When you are using wood veneer, you’ll get an exclusive wood texture that feels very natural.

Tomorrow (day VIII), we will start making the mould to put the wood veneer layers in and let it harden. It’s going to be a busy and hopefully a productive day without any delays.

maandag 11 oktober 2010

Day VI

Today we have continued our search after the esthetically beautiful looking way of connecting different units together.

We also made a look-alike model in 1:1 scale to represent how it would look like in big version.

vrijdag 8 oktober 2010

Day V

Time for educational moment in the busy IF week. The team has a workshop around plate techniques. How to connect plastic plates together on a efficient way without melting them together. This was very interesting to know and will come in handy to make the prototype.

In the afternoon, there was a presentation given by Bart Grimonprez about 3D prototyping techniques.

What to expect next week?

On Monday we will roundup our research about how we are going to make and connect everything together. Explanation will be made in a storybook-like manner and presented to the jury.

From Tuesday till Friday afternoon, the whole team will be working hard on making the prototype come to life. Pictures and a short description will be blogged about every day to keep you informed!

From Friday afternoon until the evening, the whole team will be moving everything from the campus to the paardenstallen for the last final jury moment. After this, the IF-week will be ended.