I suck at presentation drawings. And as evidenced by my banquette-building post, my ideational sketches are useful to me but chicken-scratch to others.
So, to all Core77 readers who are ill with Illustrator, fleet of Photoshop or magic with markers, I need your help. I just had an idea that's begging for some cool renderings to go along with it: An airbag for a cell phone. We've all dropped our phones, phones now have accelerometers, and airbag technology is nothing new. Why not put them all together?
At least two things to consider: 1) Presumably the airbag should be more like a pillow and less like a basketball, so it doesn't bounce all over the place after you drop it, and 2) What happens to the airbag after it's deployed? Is it recycleable? Re-usable?
Another idea I had, that seems a bit more far-fetched, is for a cell phone with a wraparound bumper that, if dropped, breaks out into stiff, rubbery tentacles. In other words the phone would suddenly look like a blowfish, and no matter which way it landed it would be protected.
So, please get cracking if you've got the time, inclination and skills. What do you get in return? Well, I'll throw up another entry showing the best-of-the-best sketches (or let's be honest, all of the ones that don't just flat-out suck), with credit. And when some company finally makes a cell phone airbag in five years' time, you can point back to the entry and say "Yeah, me and Hipstomp thought of this wayyyy before them."
Please send drawings to rain (at) core 77 [dot] com, subject: "Phonebag." Thanks!