This is a fun watch. Lowe's created an escape room, but rather than being one where you need to solve mindbenders to get out, this one requires fabricating skills and an ability with tools. Then they threw a contractor, an electrician, and YouTube makers Bob Clagett (of I Like to Make Stuff) and Grant Thompson (of The King of Random) inside and started the clock:
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I'd love to see an escape room specifically made for industrial designers. (Maybe at the next Core77 conference, boss?) If you were designing such a room, what would your obstacles be? I'm thinking they'd have to eyeball some part and 3D-print a corresponding part, without measuring, that fits into it to unlock it. Or they'd have to go back and forth with a BOM and a CAD file to figure out how to get the price down. Or, my favorite idea, hand-to-hand combat with an architect using T-squares and drafting triangles.