We often use short-hand terms around here to explain rugged design, expecting that everyone will know exactly what we mean. Stopping to think about it, the dictionary’s definition for rugged
If you’ve ever cleaned dog poop out of the sole of a boot, you already know something about crap traps – in that case a literal crap trap. We
Fall is not pumpkin spice latte time, it’s college football season with its wonderful rivalries. As much as Buckeyes despise Wolverines, we have to admit the game would not be
High-quality rugged connectors are complex and expensive. Connectors can be 1/3rd or more of the total BOM cost on some rugged products. Selecting a connector wisely is a crucial
The surprise… It was about 10 minutes through a design review. All eyes were fixed on the projector screen evaluating the newly presented concepts. My voice was the only
An eighth-grade sewing class can do an amazing amount of damage. One of my childhood summer jobs was repairing sewing machines at the local middle schools and high schools.
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‘Must work with gloves’ is a requirement that we often see in the design specification for rugged products. So what are some of the considerations when designing for gloved use?
It’s a common refrain from new clients: “we hired a design firm to do a previous project. They made a nice design but when we found out what it was