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News and Ideas

Rob Secker Mechanical Engineer of Wearable Products

Unlimited creativity, within constraints: Rob Secker ME Lead

I used to get it for Christmas every year as a gift, but I was never disappointed. Every year, I would get several of the little kits. I’d make one on Christmas and then another the next day, and slowly build all of them.

I am, of course, talking about Lego.

I remember building with them, always following the instructions closely the first time through. And then after about two weeks, I’d take it all apart and reassemble everything and change it, using the same parts to build something completely brand new.

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Oakley Inferno engineered by Mixer Design Group

The New Oakley Inferno Ski Goggle

The cool new Oakley Inferno is a goggle with a lens that can instantly de-fog itself should you manage to get moisture on the inside. It does this by using an electrical current passing through a heating element in the lens itself. It’s a very similar system to those that have been in cars for years. The power for the pack is carried on the goggle strap and is no more obtrusive than the similarly shaped action cameras on the market.

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Dell gaming laptop design by Mixer.

New Alienware gaming laptop screams to market!

Once again, Dell taps Mixer to define the industrial design brand language of their latest gaming laptop offering. Our creative team worked closely with the Dell Experience team to deliver the ultimate gaming experience.

Check out this article in The Verge about it!

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Radar Pace Engineered by Mixer Design

Wearable Design Tech and Specialized Expertise

The Radar Pace is an excellent example of a fully integrated wearable that employs ergonomics, biometrics, GPS, wireless coms and advanced manufacturing methods. 

Check out his amazing example done with Intel and Oakley. It enables atheletes to leverage real time training input that is informed by biometrics, GPS and personalized training regimens.

 

 

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Mixer People Industrial Designer Nick Poteracki

Mixer People - Nick Poteracki. An eye-opening PC, and a path.

A bad PowerPoint, an eye-opening PC, and a path.

My introduction to industrial design came from the most nervous man I had ever met. Columbia College Chicago sent a representative to give a PowerPoint presentation about creative careers to a class of bored high school art students. We were just a few weeks away from graduating.

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